Jake Paul sets Tommy Fury deadline to save fight as he lines up replacements

Jake Paul has told Tommy Fury he has until Wednesday to sort out his US visa issue or their big-money fight is off.

Fury, 23, is set to lose a £1.63m pay day for taking on the YouTube loudmouth after he was denied entry to the US last week for the announcement press conference for the August 6 clash at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Those close to Fury insist the issue is not surrounding the sanctioning of Daniel Kinahan, who has previously advised Tommy's brother Tyson, by US authorities. But Fury insists he still cannot enter America and is working on resolving the matter but Paul, the YouTuber who reckons he can rule in boxing, is running out of patience.

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Paul posted on Twitter: "Tommy is officially out by Wednesday morning if he doesn’t go to the embassy and come out of hiding. Three other opponents lined up. I’m built different."

The American star insists the matter can be resolved easily if Fury goes to the US embassy in London, something he claims his rival is unwilling to do.

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Fury took to Instagram in the aftermath of his travel problems to "set the record straight", telling followers: "Me and my team this morning arrived at Heathrow airport ready for the press conference, ready to fly out, and as soon as we entered the airport I got pulled to one side.

"I was told by the homeland security officer that was there that my ESTA was denied and I wasn't able to travel to the USA for a reason that I apparently know. I can stand here and say I've done nothing wrong and I have no clue why I'm not allowed to travel to the USA. I've been training for a fight this whole time and that's all I've been doing."

Fury, who is 8-0 as a professional, having last beaten Daniel Bocianski on the undercard of his brother Tyson's heavyweight title bout against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium back in April.

Promoter Frank Warren says he's optimistic the fight can still go ahead providing Fury thrashes things out at the US Embassy, though the British fighter appears to be dragging his heels about making an appointment.

"[Tommy] has got to get to the Embassy, but no appointment has been made yet," Warren told iFLTV. "I can understand where they're coming from. They've got a show to run or whatever and if we can't get it sorted out then obviously they'll go to another opponent so we'll just keep working on it and trying to make it happen."


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