It is reported that the British boxer Tommy Fury is expecting a child with his girlfriend Molly Mae Hague, and after that, Jake Paul posted a cryptic tweet Wednesday, which resulted in confusion regarding the upcoming bout between Paul and Fury.
“Hold your horses. The man’s having a baby.”
Hold your horses. The man’s having a baby.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 25, 2023
Though it has not been confirmed, if Fury did indeed withdraw from the fight, it would not be the first time the younger Fury has done so. Back in 2021, the former Disney star was supposed to face TNT, but he was forced out due to a rib injury, which pissed off the YouTuber-turned-boxer.
Instead of Fury, Jake Paul fought Tyroon Woodley in a rematch the same day.
“For the Furys it’s an embarrassment,” Paul said back in 2021. “They said, ‘Oh, we’ll fight Jake with a broken rib. We’ll fight Jake with a chest infection. We’ll fight Jake with our arms tied behind our back.’ Then, when it actually came to fighting me, they pulled out. It sucks, but it is what it is.”
Tommy Fury has pulled out of the fight due to a “medical condition” and Tyron Woodley is stepping in for December 18th for the official rematch. pic.twitter.com/t1OFVQQBBt
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 6, 2021
Following the withdrawal, these two re-united to fight on August 6, 2022, but due to Tommy Fury’s half-brother Tyson Fury’s affiliation with an Irish gangster, the US government refused to allow Tommy Fury’s entry, resulting in Jake Paul’s bout being ruled out once more.
“Me and my team this morning arrived at Heathrow airport ready for the press conference ready to fly out, and as soon as I entered the airport I got pulled to one side and I was told by a Homeland Security officer that my ESTA (travel authorization) had been denied and I wasn’t able to travel to the USA.”
As per Ariel Helwani, the duo had reached an agreement and was supposed to square off against each other on February 25 in Saudi Arabia, but now the future of the bout is not certain anymore.