- Jake Paul has cancelled his upcoming fight with Tommy Fury
- Paul says that Fury has backed out once again
- He will pick a new opponent to fill the Aug. 6 slot
Jake Paul will no longer fight against Tommy Fury this August.
The two sides could not come to terms on an agreement, causing Paul to send a termination letter to Fury this week.
The lead up to the fight has not been void of drama. The two originally agreed to fight with a date being set for August 6th in Madison Square Garden. Paul questioned Fury’s commitment to the fight from the get-go, noting that he’d already backed out of their first scheduled meeting in December of 2021.
Throughout the negotiation process, the two fighters ran into speed bumps. Paul believed that Fury was dodging the bout, claiming the European star wouldn’t sign the paperwork. Fury said he wanted his family to be in attendance, which was a problem with his father being banned from the US.
After a back and forth on Twitter, Fury posted a message saying, “See you on August 6th, pal.”
But then, more issues. Fury was denied entrance into the country for an expired visa. Paul believes that Fury wasn’t in any hurry to get the visa updated, claiming that he preferred the fight to take place in the UK. Fury says that it’s an issue that was left up to his lawyers.
Now, the fight appears to be done (again).
Jake Paul sends termination papers to Tommy Fury cancelling the fight
Jake Paul sent a termination request to his opponent, Fury, signaling that the fight will be cancelled. He took to Twitter to reveal the news.
Fury’s received a termination notice. MVP did everything it could 2 help him & team. He wasn’t interested & he literally went into hiding.
2nd time in a row he has pulled out.
2nd time in a row I’m going to step up & take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 6, 2022
Paul takes a jab at Fury, saying that it’s the second time he’s pulled out of a fight. Fury responded with a statement on social media.
Statement from Tommy Fury on the Jake Paul fight… pic.twitter.com/wAe37lXNcw
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 6, 2022
He says he’s “gutted and disappointed” that the fight won’t take place as his visa issue remains unresolved. While it seems unlikely that the August 6th date will occur, Fury doesn’t count out the possibility of a matchup with Paul in the future.
“I am confident this fight will happen when this issue gets resolved and we come to a solution. I want to clarify that I will fight in a neutral country that both parties can enter. This can be any time, any place, anywhere.”
Paul plans to find another fighter to fill the August 6th slot. Maybe the two boxers can try for a third time after that bout is through.