Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury was thrown into major doubt as Tommy was denied entry into the United States.
The Brit was due to fly to America on Monday to attend the duo’s first press conference for the August 6 fight.
However, he filmed a video late Monday night (posted Tuesday) explaining that it didn’t go to plan.
Tommy said: “[I wanted to] come here and set the record straight before someone else tries to.
“My team and I arrived at Heathrow airport this morning ready for the press conference, ready to take off.
“And as soon as I walked into the airport I was pulled to one side and the Homeland Security agent who was there told me my ESTA had been denied and I couldn’t traveling to the United States for some reason that I apparently know about.
“I can stay here and say I did absolutely nothing wrong and I have no idea why I’m not allowed to travel to the United States.
“I’ve been training for one fight all this time and that’s all I’ve done.
“I have no idea why they wouldn’t allow me to travel today and neither would any of my team or my lawyers.
“So now I have to go to them to try to solve it, and I’m in full training.
“I don’t know why this is happening today, it’s a huge shock for me and my whole team.
“Obviously, this is an issue that needs to be resolved.
“It’s government issues, it’s much bigger than the fight right now and I’m just trying to sort it out.”
Ten days ago, Tommy’s brother, Tyson Fury, was reportedly denied entry to the United States because of his ties to Daniel Kinahan.
Irish newspaper Sunday World reported that Fury was arrested trying to board a flight from the UK. by US immigration officials.
The news comes after boxing adviser Kinahan was sanctioned by the US Treasury, which named him a major figure in the Kinahan Organized Crime Group (KOCG) in April.
Daniel Kinahan has been described as the man who “is supposed to run the day-to-day operations of the organization”.
He has always denied any wrongdoing, although Kinahan is accused of being one of the leaders of a cartel accused of drug trafficking, money laundering and violence against “the most vulnerable in society”.
In April, US officials held a press conference alongside their Irish colleagues in Dublin, where Irishman Kinahan was one of seven KOCG individuals to face sanctions for involvement in a criminal enterprise.
Officials also announced that they are now offering a $5m (£3.84m) reward for “information leading to the financial disruption of the Kinahan criminal organisation, or the arrest and/or condemnation” of the three Kinahans.
It was later reported that 600 people with connections had been banned from the United States as a result.
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