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Tommy Fury “gutted” by U.S. entry denial, offers to fight Jake Paul in “neutral country”

Tommy Fury clearly isn’t going to make New York for Aug. 6, but has offered to face Jake Paul on neutral ground.

Tommy Fury has offered to fight Jake Paul in a “neutral country”
Tommy Fury has offered to fight Jake Paul in a “neutral country”
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Jake Paul said on Wednesday morning that his team had sent a “termination notice” to Tommy Fury regarding their planned Aug. 6 fight at Madison Square Garden, but Fury is hoping the fight can be salvaged — even if not at MSG or in the United States at all.

Fury, of course, was denied entry to the United States last week, owing reportedly to his family’s past connections to Daniel Kinahan.

“I’m gutted and disappointed in regards to the issues I have faced with entry into the USA,” Fury wrote on Instagram. “This is something that myself or my team could have never anticipated happening. This situation has been left with my lawyers, as being denied entry to a county is obviously a very serious issue and it needs to subsequently be resolved.

“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.”

As much as I’ve stressed that Paul’s constant Tweeting that Fury is “in hiding” and “scared” of fighting him is oversimplifying the matter for the sake of social media interaction, I also would like to stress that this situation is nothing to do with Jake Paul, who does not owe Fury a fight in a “neutral country” or the United Kingdom just because of Fury’s travel issues.

Paul has promised an official announcement on Thursday as to what the new fight will be on Aug. 6 at MSG, with Hasim Rahman Jr reportedly finalizing a deal.