Jake Paul’s hotly-anticipated bout with Tommy Fury is under serious threat after the Love Island star was denied entry to the US.
Fury arrived at Heathrow to travel across the Atlantic to promote the bout at a press conference. On arrival, a member of staff advised him his ESTA had been rejected. That has left the August 6 clash at Madison Square Gardens in major doubt. On hearing the news that Fury wouldn’t be granted access to the US, KSI tweeted that he hoped the issues would be sorted. And joked that Jake Paul could fight on his undercard if he had no other option. Paul tweeted back at KSI and accused him of running scared and avoiding the bout. As a result, Betfair make KSI the 6/4 favourite to fight Paul in Fury’s absence.
Nick Diaz is next best in the market at odds of 3/1. The 38-year-old UFC legend has been tipped for fights with the Paul brothers before alongside younger brother, Nate. Another from the UFC world, Anderson Silva recently beat Bruno Machado in an exhibition bout last month. He’s been tipped to be a step too far for Paul at this stage of his boxing career and Betfair have him at 5/1. Then two opponents he knows very well. Tyron Woodley is 8/1 to face Paul a third time, having lost out twice to the YouTuber previously. He stepped in for Tommy Fury last December when Fury pulled out through injury and illness as he went looking for revenge.