Tommy Fury continued a disastrous run in the sport by coming in 6lb over the light heavyweight limit.
It follows two planned fights with Jake Paul falling through because of issues on the Englishman’s side, and leaves this one – against Paul Bamba – hanging in the balance.
Fury is due to face the former US Marine on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s latest exhibition against popular YouTuber, Deji. The fight is due to take place this Sunday in Dubai at the Coca Cola Arena and will be broadcast on DAZN.
Upon hearing the news of Fury’s, two fighters who he has called out took to social media to share their thoughts. First up, Jake Paul, who was giving off an I’m not mad, just disappointed vibe.
“Tommy Fury… [you’re] getting paid a lot of money to be a professional. But time and time again you show that [you’re] not.
Missed a fight [because] of “broken ribs”, missed a fight [because] you ‘missed a flight’ and now you miss weight by 7 pounds!
I feel sorry for Frank and George Warren and the Fury name.”
Tommy Fury…ur getting paid a lot of money to be a professional. But time & time again you show that ur not.
Missed a fight bc of “broken ribs”, missed a fight bc you “missed a flight” & now you miss weight by 7 pounds!
I feel sorry for Frank & George Warren & the Fury name.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 12, 2022
KSI, another potential opponent for both Fury and Paul simply tweeted the word ’embarrassing’ alongside the weigh in news.
— ksi (@KSI) November 12, 2022
Paul and KSI will both be in attendance for the event, and it was likely that Fury would have called one of them out if he was victorious. He still might, but that depends on if he has a fight or not.
As things stand, Bamba is – many will say rightly – demanding compensation for the disparity in weight. He made the light heavyweight limit of 175lb comfortably.
It’s unclear what the contracted weight was for Fury, but the America thinks it was the same as him. News is expected soon as to whether the fight goes ahead, as well as any potential changes to terms including rehydration clauses or purse forfeits.