Jake Paul has a message for Tommy Fury: stop dragging your feet or show me the money and I will come to you.
Paul shared a video on Wednesday, just one day after Fury revealed he was denied entry into the United States. The situation with Fury led to a press conference scheduled for today getting postponed and the future of their bout in jeopardy.
In the video, Paul says Fury has an easy way to get into the country but accused the Brit of dragging his feet and being “scared” to fight him.
“They’re all advising him to just go to the embassy to get his visa,” Paul said in a video shared on social media. “That’s all he has to do. But, Tommy is showing no urgency. He hasn’t gone yet. He is not communicating with us on what he is doing.
Update: All Tommy Fury has to do is go to the embassy to make this fight happen. pic.twitter.com/J3dDDsNuMw
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 29, 2022
“This is just another case of Tommy Fumbles just being scared to fight me.”
Paul also said that Fury is trying to get the fight moved to the United Kingdom where his father and brother, heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, would be able to be by his side. Paul added that he is willing to fight Fury in the UK, but they would need to pay him $15 million to make up for the loss of revenue and sponsorships that would be left on the table by moving away from Madison Square Garden.
As it currently stands, the two men are scheduled to face off on August 6, but until Fury gets his visa the future of the bout will remain uncertain.
The 23-year-old Fury is 7-0 in his professional boxing career with four knockouts. Like Paul, Fury brings some crossover appeal after starring on the hit UK reality series Love Island where he finished as the season’s runner-up.
The 25-year-old Paul, meanwhile, is 5-0 with four wins by knockout. In his last bout, Paul secured a brutal knockout victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.