Tommy Fury has clarified that he made the weight that he was contracted to, as well as confirming that he will fight an as yet unnamed opponent on tonight’s Floyd Mayweather card.
Fury, half-brother of WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson, received backlash from the boxing world as it was reported he missed the light heavyweight limit of 175lb by over 6lb.
His opponent, Paul Bamba, came on at just over 174lb. It’s now been revealed by both fighters that the weights in each of their contracts was different and, apparently, not known to the other man.
Bamba has ruled himself out of the fight following attempted negotiations to be rightly compensated for what could have been a dangerous weight disparity.
Despite productive talks with Fury’s father, John, the former US Marine said that a representative from Global Titans, the fight organiser, stepped in and said the fight was off.
Fury has now taken to Instagram to confirm he will still feature on the card as well clearing up confusion about the weigh-in.
“Just to clarify.
I made the weight specified in MY contract. As I have for every fight I’ve ever fought.
If Paul Bamba was told a different weight that he had to make for this fight they that has NOTHING to do with me.
See you all tonight.”
Tommy Fury speaks out and explains the situation surrounding his fight tonight…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 13, 2022
If everything played out according the fighters, there are now questions to be asked of Global Titans, who may have organised a bout with a huge difference in weight without informing those involved.
Fury’s new opponent has yet to be confirmed, Boxing Social will provide updates as and when they are announced.