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Tommy Fury rejects fitness claims about Jake Paul withdrawal

Tommy Fury has denied claims that he pulled out of his fight with Jake Paul because he wasn't fit.

The two rivals had been due to fight at Madison Square Garden in August but the bout was scrapped when Fury was refused entry to the United States for a press conference.

Fury's father John suggested that his son was lacking fitness after a trip to the US in May but the fighter took to social media to dispel the speculation.

The boxer said: “Recently on social media, I’ve seen more s*** on me than ever.

“I just want to get one thing straight that the reason this fight didn’t take place is because I couldn’t get in the country. It’s not because I wasn’t training or I wasn’t fit. I was ready and raring to go. I was at the airport with my team ready to fly out and ready to get the show on the road. I could not get into the country and that’s why this fight did not happen.”

Fury was surprised at having to dismiss claims made by his own family and suggested that he is the only person who will deliver truthful updates about his boxing career.

He said: “So, all this b******* about me not being ready and not training—forget about it.

"If it’s not coming from me, don’t believe it because it’s not the truth."

Fury was "gutted" to be denied the chance to fight Paul but is confident that the two enemies will box one his visa issues are resolved.

He said: "I'm gutted and disappointed in regards to the issues I have faced with entry into the USA.

"This is something that myself or my team could have never anticipated happening.

"The situation has been left with my lawyers as being denied entry to a country is obviously a very serious issue and it needs to be subsequently resolved.

"I am confident this fight will happen when this issue gets resolved and we come to a solution. I want to clarify that I will fight in a neutral country that both parties can enter. This can be any time, any place, anywhere."

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