Tyson Fury can’t attend brother Tommy’s fight because of ‘US ban’ says dad John

Tommy Fury will face rival Jake Paul without his dad John and brother Tyson sitting ringside when the two clash at Madison Square Garden later this summer.

The Love Island star has reportedly penned a deal to finally face the YouTuber-turned-prizefighter Paul, with both men sticking their unblemished professional records on the line. The rivals will face off in the anticipated bout on August 6 at the iconic venue in New York.

Paul, who has won each of his five professional fights to date, was originally set to fight Fury on December 18 in Tampa Bay, Florida. However, Fury – younger brother of WBC champion Tyson – pulled out due to a severe chest infection and a broken rib, announcing the news by commenting that he was ‘heartbroken’.

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Fury is 8-0 after he defeated Daniel Bocianski on the undercard of his older brother’s heavyweight clash against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April. He made his US debut on Paul’s undercard as the American defeated Tyron Woodley in August 2021, and the Brit will look to claim another win on international soil later this summer.

However, the light-heavyweight will have to get it done without the help of his brother as his father and trainer John – who is banned from entering the United States due to a 2011 violent crime conviction – has claimed brother Tyson is also not allowed to travel across the Atlantic. John has not been allowed to attend any of the WBC champion’s bouts in America after allegedly gouging a man’s eye out in a fight at a car auction.

In a since deleted social media video aimed at Paul, John declared: “You can have the fight on August 6 but it has got to be not in America because all of us at the minute are suspended and banned for life, I can't get there at all.

“Tyson can't get over there because he has a few issues at the moment that he is trying to sort out. So Tommy has got no team.

“Listen if you want to negotiate a different price we will take less money to fight you anywhere else in the world on August 6. If you can't do it there is not a problem we will get you again. But this needs to be promoted properly and at the minute it's a poor job.

“We are fighting people, you do what you have got to do, contact us and it is game on.”

Paul will fight for the sixth time in his professional career on August 6 when he headlines the card at the iconic Madison Square Garden in London. The controversial content creator’s clash with Fury will be supported on the card by Amanda Serrano, who is set to defend her WBC, WBO and IBO featherweight world titles.

The 25-year-old spent time recently in Puerto Rico where he resides, and he is training there for his next professional bout. Paul’s last clash was a rematch with Woodley after Fury pulled out of their highly-anticipated grudge match, and the YouTuber knocked out the ex-UFC champion in stunning style after previously defeating him on points in August 2021.

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The win added to other knockout triumphs over gamer 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren. However, Paul has received criticism for the calibre of opponents he has selected to face as he is yet to face a recognised boxer.

As a result, Fury is confident he can come out on top in the celebrity showdown in New York this summer. After the fight was announced, Fury warned Paul by saying: “Just to let you all know, the fight on August 6 is going ahead, the contract has been signed.

“After weeks and weeks of waiting for Jake Paul to sign up to the drugs testing – and potentially putting the fight at risk – he's finally signed up to the drug testing. We've agreed a contract that we're happy with, so the fight is going ahead and I'll see you August 6.”


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