August 10, 2022

Tommy Fury has revealed that he was denied entry into the United States by Homeland Security officers who stopped him from flying to Heathrow Airport.

The younger half-brother of Tyson Fury was set to fly to the United States for a press conference to promote his fight with American YouTuber Paul.

However, the fight which is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on August 6, is now at risk.

Fury filmed a video late on Monday night, and posted it on Tuesday, explaining why he had not been able to get on his flight to the United States.

He said: ‘[I wanted to] come on here and set the record straight before anybody else tries to.

‘Me and my team this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport ready for the press conference, ready to fly out.

‘And as soon as I entered the airport I got pulled to one side and I was told by the Homeland Security officer that was there that my ESTA had been denied and I wasn’t able to travel to the USA for a reason that I apparently know. 

 ‘I can stand here and I say I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong and I have no clue why I’m not allowed to travel to the USA.

Tommy Fury has revealed that he has been denied entry into the United States on Monday

Fury's fight with YouTuber Jake Paul on August 6 in New York is now at risk of not happening

Fury’s fight with YouTuber Jake Paul on August 6 in New York is now at risk of not happening

It was reported earlier this month that his half-brother Tyson had also been denied access to the US over his alleged links to crime boss Daniel Kinahan.

Addressing claims that Irish boxing promoter Kinahan runs a global organised crime group, Fury has previously stated said: ‘That’s none of my business and I don’t interfere with anybody else’s business.’

Tyson, who was photographed in Dubai in February this year with the now US sanctioned Kinahan, said: ‘Because I had my picture taken with a man it doesn’t make me a criminal.

‘I’m just a boxer. There could be a criminal in this building.’

Kinahan has been named as a senior figure in organised crime in Dublin’s High Court, and in April this year the US Treasury imposed sanctions on him, his father Christy Kinahan and brother Christy Kinahan Jr as well as several associates of the Kinahan family. 

Kinahan has advised Fury in the past, but Fury has not been accused of criminal activity.

Tommy Fury stated that he is contact with his lawyers in order to try and resolve the issue

Tommy Fury stated that he is contact with his lawyers in order to try and resolve the issue

Fury was due to fight Paul in December but pilled out with a broken rib and chest infection

The long-awaited fight is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on a card which also contains Amanda Serrano's bout with Brenda Carabajal on Saturday, August 6

The long-awaited fight is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on a card which also contains Amanda Serrano’s bout with Brenda Carabajal on Saturday, August 6 

Tommy Fury meanwhile has been training for his fight with undefeated YouTuber Paul, in a match that had been postponed last year. 

The pair were supposed to settle their rivalry back in December at the Amalie Arena in Florida, but Fury had to pull out with a broken rib and a chest infection.

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In regards to his latest setback, Tommy said he is in contact with the lawyers who ‘have no clue’ as to why he was not allowed to travel, and it’s something they’re trying to resolve.

He said: ‘I’ve been training for a fight this whole time and that’s all I’ve been doing.

It was previously reported that Tyson Fury was denied access to the United States this month

It was previously reported that Tyson Fury was denied access to the United States this month

‘I have no clue why they would not allow me to travel today and neither does any of my team or my laywers.

‘So now I’m having to go to them trying to resolve it, and I’m in the middle of training.

‘I don’t know why this is happening today, it’s a massive shock to me and my whole team.

‘Obviously it is a matter that needs to be resolved. It’s government issues, it’s a lot bigger than the fight right now and I’m just trying to get it sorted.’