Any hope that Tommy Fury had of landing a fight against Jake Paul is now over with the American moving on to a new opponent.
Sports Illustrated reported that the YouTube sensation turned fighter will box Hasim Rahman Jr on August 6 at Madison Square Garden.
Fury had until Wednesday (today, July 6) to sort out problems which denied him entry into the United States last week for a launch press conference.
Tommy is officially out by Wednesday morning if he doesn’t go to the embassy / come out of hiding.
3 other opponents lined up. I’m built different.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 3, 2022
Paul, unbeaten in five fights, had even agreed to a million-dollar bet with Tommy’s older brother and WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson on who would win. All the fun and games have come to an end leaving Tommy out in the cold.
Paul took to Twitter today to confirm that his fight against Tommy Fury was officially off.
“Fury received a termination notice. MVP did everything it could to help him and team. He wasn’t interested and he literally went into hiding.”
“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. August 6 Madison Square Garden.”
An announcement is set to come tomorrow.
Rahman Jr, son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Sr, has one defeat in 13 fights. Earlier this year the 31-year-old from Baltimore was stopped in the fifth round by James McKenzie Morrison at the Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Paul will be looking for his sixth win since making his boxing debut in January 2020, a first-round win against Ali Eson Gib in Miami. The 25-year-old ‘Problem Child’ has since notched up wins against Nate Robinson, Ben Askren and back-to-back victories against Tyron Woodley.