Jake Paul says Tommy Fury fight off, will find new opponent
NEW YORK—Jake Paul’s fight against Briton Tommy Fury set for Madison Square Garden is off after the American YouTube personality-turned-boxer tweeted that he would take on a new opponent.
The fight, which had been set for Aug. 6, would have marked Paul’s first bout with a professional boxer after producing a 5-0 record against fellow celebrities and former MMA fighters.
Paul had previously said that Fury, the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, had until Wednesday to resolve issues that prevented him from traveling to the United States last week.
“Fury’s received a termination notice. (Promoter) MVP did everything it could to help him and team. He wasn’t interested and he literally went into hiding,” Paul wrote on Twitter.
“Second time in a row he has pulled out. Second time in a row I’m going to step up and take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG.”