Jake Paul Vs. Tommy Fury Is Officially On For August 6th At Madison Square Garden, Even With Tyson Fury Banned From Flying To The U.S.
There has been great concern over whether the Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul will ever take place after Tyson Fury was banned from traveling to the U.S.
Tyson Fury's alleged American travel ban could ultimately cost Tommy Fury his second chance at a fight with Jake Paul.
The world heavyweight champion is reported to be unable to travel to America due to connections with Daniel Kinahan, who is understood to be the leader of the Kinahan Organised Crime Group. The Irishman has a $5million (£4m) bounty in the United States, while connected associates are also believed to be subjects of rewards.
The Dublin native was named as being a head of the Irish Kinahan crime gang and hit with worldwide financial sanctions by the United States government back in April. And a number of notable names in the boxing world that were connected with MTK Global, who once had Kinahan involvement, have been denied entry to America.
Most recently, Tyson was said to be blocked from travelling last week, and his dad John appeared to confirm that the story was true in a deleted Instagram video today. If the champion boxer is blocked from going to America, both he and his father would both be serving bans, albeit for completely unrelated incidents.
Crime syndicates have intertwined themselves with rising stars from the dawn of time. Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, and Tony Bennett all had mob connections. The Kinahan Crime group reportedly has a connection to multiple fighters through financing them on their come up through various means, with current heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury being the latest fighter allegedly connected to them, which caused the travel ban.
Is Tyson totally innocent? Probably not, but I think there is enough deniability to not have him on that list. Nonetheless, people thought that this could prevent a Paul v. Fury match from taking place, with Jake pretty much saying as much on Twitter yesterday.
Fast forward to this morning and the fight is officially on!
This is something I definitely have to watch live by getting tickets through Gametime. Seems like an awesome card with Serrano returning to the venue after her loss to Taylor while Tommy won't have his big bad older brother in his corner at The Garden. There will just be three people in that ring. Himself, his opponent Jake Paul, and the ref. I'm not sure who will win but Jake is already on the grind promoting the hell out of this fight.