Tommy Fury set to feature on Floyd Mayweather vs Deji undercard and could face Puerto Rican light-heavyweight Paul Bamba in his first fight six months after agreeing highly-anticipated bout with Jake Paul
- Tommy Fury, 23, is reportedly set to return to the boxing ring on November 13
- Fury will fight on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Deji exhibition bout
- It is most likely he will face Puerto Rican light-heavyweight Paul Bamba, 33
- Fury has had one fight in the last thirteen months after the Paul bout fell through
Tommy Fury is set to fight on the undercard of the recently announced Floyd Mayweather-Deji exhibition bout on November 13, according to reports.
An opponent for the fight is still being finalised but the 23-year-old is likely to face Puerto Rican light-heavyweight Paul Bamba.
As it stands, Fury has completed just one fight in the last thirteen months after failing to secure a bout with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
Tommy Fury (above) is reportedly set to return to the boxing ring on November 13
Floyd Mayweather has announced he will take on YouTube star Deji on November 13 in Dubai and Fury well reportedly fight on the undercard
According to Boxing Scene, Fury will step back into the ring for the first time in six months when fighting on the undercard of Mayweather vs Deji.
It was mark Fury’s second fight in 13 months after he missed out on the opportunity to face his rival Paul on two separate occasions.
Fury and Paul were supposed to settle their rivalry back in December 2021 at the Amalie Arena in Florida, but Fury had to pull out with a broken rib and a chest infection.
Therefore, the fight was rearranged for August 6 at Madison Square Garden. However, doubts over their fight started to creep in when the Brit was banned from travelling to America for their press conference.
Paul (left) has been scheduled to face Fury (right) on two occasions in the past, only for the latter to withdraw from both contests
Paul took to Twitter shortly after to confirm he was pulling the plug on their highly-anticipated bout – claiming Fury ‘went into hiding’ while he tried to finalise their deal.
Paul said: ‘Fury’s received a termination notice. MVP [Most Valuable Promotions] did everything it could 2 help him & team. He wasn’t interested & he literally went into hiding.
‘2nd time in a row he has pulled out. 2nd time in a row I’m going to step up & take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG.’
Fury responded by sharing a statement on his Instagram. It read: ‘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. This 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, any where.’
Fury confirmed he is expecting his first child with Molly-Mae Hague at the weekend (above)
Boxing rival Paul couldn’t resist poking fun after the announcement on Sunday night
Paul has made another dig at Fury after the 23-year-old announced he was expecting his first child with girlfriend Molly-Mae.
The pair were inundated with messages of congratulations on social media, with a number of fellow reality stars expressing their delight at the news – but Paul had other ideas.
Paul wrote on Twitter: ‘Shocking. Tommy usually pulls out.’ To which fans couldn’t help but laugh at.
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