“I’m confident this battle will happen when this issue gets settled and we come to an answer,” Tommy Fury trusts Jake Paul battle can be rescheduled after he was denied entry to America. The social media star is supposed to face Hasim Rahman Jr instead.
Jake Paul is set to confirm Hasim Rahman Jr as a substitution rival after Tommy Fury had to pull out from their planned battle.
The YouTube sensation had consented to faced Fury at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 6, yet the British competitor has expressed that he was ‘denied entry’ to America.
Paul announced via social media that he wouldn’t facing Fury, who had pulled out of a past battle date last December because of a chest infection and a broken rib.
“Furys got a termination notice. (Promoter) MVP did all that it could to help him and team. He wasn’t interested and he in a real sense self-isolated,” Paul wrote on Twitter.
“Second time in row he has pulled out. Second time in row I’m going to move forward and take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG.”
Rahman Jr, child of previous world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, is supposed to be settled as the new rival for Paul.
The 31-year-old has a record of 12 wins, with six knockouts, and only one loss.
An assertion via social media read: “I’m destroyed and frustrated as to the issues I have confronted with passage into the USA. This is the kind of thing that myself or my team would never expected to occur.
“This present circumstance has been left with my legal counselors as being denied entry to a nation is clearly an intense issue and it needs to thusly be settled.
“I’m certain this battle will happen when this issue gets settled and we come to an answer. I need to explain that I will battle in a neutral country that the two players can enter. This can be any time, any spot, anyplace.”