Tyson Fury, the heavyweight world champion in boxing, is prohibited from entering the United States.
Tyson, 34, was reportedly denied entry to the US in June due to his claimed connections to crime boss Daniel Kinahan, although he did not reply to requests for comment at the time.
Tommy, a former Love Island star, has now acknowledged that both he and his brother continue to face immigration restrictions into the US.
Tommy stated: “Me and Tyson just can not get into America at the moment and that is the way it is” during a recent appearance on an MMA podcast.
The Fury family’s connections to Irish boxing promoter Kinahan, who has been sanctioned by the US, are thought to be at the heart of the suspension.
The US Department of State has also announced that it will pay rewards of up to $5 million for information that results in the arrest and/or conviction of three Kinahan family members. The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on Kinahan.
Due to the ban, WBC champion Tyson will be forced to limit his fights to the United Kingdom or the Middle East. Tyson last competed in the United States in October 2021 for his trilogy match with Deontay Wilder.
On the MMA Fighting on SBN podcast, Tommy was directly questioned about “the Kinahan situation.” Tommy responded, “I do not know (what is happening), that is what I pay my lawyers and my legal team for every day, they are sorting it and I said please get this resolved as soon as possible and that is where I have left it at the moment.
“I am hoping it gets resolved asap because I want to come to America not just for boxing and of course for the big one to get this fight over the line. However, if it does not get resolved for a long time, I can not speak on that in terms of how long this is going to take.”
However, if it has been a while, move it over here. Anywhere, I will fight that man; it does not matter to me. I am prepared to leave.
Tyson previously reacted to allegations that Irish boxing promoter Kinahan heads a large international organised crime network by saying, “That is none of my business and I do not interfere with anybody else’s business.”
The US-sanctioned Kinahan was seen with Tyson in Dubai in February of this year. Tyson said: “Just because I had my picture taken with a man does not make me a criminal.”
“I am only a boxer” Tyson stated.
In April of this year, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on Kinahan, his father Christy Kinahan, his brother Christy Kinahan Jr., as well as a number of Kinahan family associates.
Kinahan has been identified as a senior figure in organised crime by Dublin’s High Court.
Tyson Fury has received advice from Kinahan in the past, but Fury has never been charged with a crime. According to Tommy, his name “has been caught up in a mess.”
Even now, he continued, “I cannot enter America; I cannot travel there.”
I do not care about the boxing stuff; America is my favourite travel destination because of the food, the people, the weather, and everything else.
I adore everything about America, and that has kept me from visiting. In my personal life, my fiancée Molly Mae Hague and I enjoy travelling to New York around Christmas time, but we are unable to do so.
We are now limited in what we can do. Therefore, not just boxing is impacted. But the situation is still the same right now; I am unable to travel to America, which is why there was no fight.
“I do not think there is anyone in this country who would not attend that fight,” said the speaker. It would, in my opinion, shatter all records. We could certainly draw 70,000 people.
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