Tommy Fury announced this morning that he was denied entry into the United States by Homeland Security agents as he arrived at the airport. Fury’s upcoming fight with Jake Paul is now up in the air as Tommy attempts to figure out exactly what happened. A new report says the reason Fury isn’t welcome in the country is due to his family’s ties to a notorious organized crime boss.
TMZ Sports reports that US officials placed a travel ban on any fighters, managers, and promoters with ties to Daniel Kinahan. Kinahan helped found the MTK Global boxing promotions company which previously represented Tommy Fury’s brother, Tyson Fury. It appears that the link was enough to prevent Tommy from entering the country.
Sources within law enforcement noted that any fighter with even a fleeting association with Kinahan is banned from traveling. A federal investigation into Daniel Kinahan is looking into his involvement in major crimes. MTK Global is not directly accused of any wrongdoing.
Tommy Fury does not appear to have any direct connection to Kinahan. It seems as though Tyson Fury’s relationship with him is what’s keeping Tommy out of the country. It will likely be a huge mess to get things sorted out.
Tyson Fury has previously refused to answer questions about his association with Daniel Kinahan. He has denied any wrongdoing as far as Kinahan’s alleged organized crime activity. Tommy Fury indicated confusion when he was detained at the airport, likely because he has not worked with Kinahan in the past.
Fight fans will have to wait and see if Tommy Fury can work something out so he is allowed to enter the United States. If he isn’t, the fight with Jake Paul won’t be able to happen as scheduled. Jake Paul said he is going to do everything in his power to make sure it goes down as planned.
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