TOMMY FURY has claimed he would “not get out of bed” to fight Jake Paul for £400,000 after the American offered to come to the UK for the fight.
Paul confirmed on Wednesday that his fight against Fury – scheduled for August 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York – has been scrapped following the Brit’s visa woes.
It is the second time the duel has been canceled after Fury withdrew last year due to injury and illness.
A frustrated Paul, who is now fighting Hasim Rahman Jr this summer, took to social media to air his grievances and also offered to fly to the UK to face Fury.
He said: “I’m confident you’re a scared little boy who doesn’t want to fight or understand business.
“I will pay you $500,000 (£400,000) to fight me in the UK. I will do it shortly after August 6th. do you accept?”
Fury has now responded to that offer by laughing at the YouTube star’s money.
The ex-Love Island contestant tweeted: “I wouldn’t stand up to fight you for $500,000 🤣.
“Let me know when you’re ready for a serious talk.”
Team Paul terminated his contract with Fury over the Brit’s alleged failure to resolve his immigration issue with the US Embassy.
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The social media star said in a statement: “Fury has received a notice of termination.
“MVP did everything to help him and his team. He wasn’t interested and literally went into hiding. For the second time in a row he has retired.”
Paul and Fury’s clash was thrown into doubt late last month when homeland security prevented the latter from boarding a flight to America.
The incident came just days after brother Tyson was barred from entering the country over his “involvement” with alleged Irish mob boss Daniel Kinahan.
Following the cancellation of his contract against Paul, Fury said: “I’m disappointed and disappointed with the issues I’ve faced entering the United States.
“This situation was left to my lawyers as obviously denial of entry into a country is a very serious issue and needs to be resolved.
“I’m confident that this fight will happen when the issues are resolved.
“I want to make it clear that I will fight in a neutral country that both parties can enter. This can be anytime, anywhere, anywhere.”
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