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Tommy Fury's fight on Floyd Mayweather vs Deji undercard off, 'unknown' if he'll get new opponent

Daniel Marland

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Tommy Fury's fight on Floyd Mayweather vs Deji undercard off, 'unknown' if he'll get new opponent

Tommy Fury's scheduled fight with Paul Bamba is reportedly off.

The 23-year-old was set to face Bamba on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather's exhibition bout against Deji at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on Sunday.

Fury weighed 181lbs on Saturday, 6lbs over the light-heavyweight limit. Bamba claimed at the weigh-in he wanted 20 per cent of Fury's purse if the fight went ahead due to 'unfair' conditions.

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The 33-year-old says there were two separate contracts, with both fighters receiving different weight limits. Bamba was quick to stress he didn't want to 'place blame' on any individual.

He explained: "The situation at hand right now as we know it, Global Titans has cancelled my event due to a lack of being able to come to a mutual and amicable agreement.

"I wasn't given what I wanted, they've been telling people they offered me a bunch of things, ultimately when I get home and there's less to worry about I will be more vocal about this.

"At the end of the day, there were two separate contracts for the weight like I've been stating which is not fair. I don't know whose fault that is, I'm not placing blame on anybody.

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"It's not right. I made weight, I did what I needed to do, I was willing to negotiate and make things happen."

Bamba then said he'd met John Fury, Tommy's father, between the Coca-Cola Arena and the hotel where the fighters are staying.

John attempted to negotiate with Bamba but it's believed a representative of Global Titans, the platform hosting the event, told both men the fight was cancelled.

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Fury is currently 8-0 as a professional, with his last win against Daniel Bocianski on the undercard of brother Tyson's WBC heavyweight title defence over Dillian Whyte in April.

A proposed fight with Jake Paul broke down earlier this year after Fury was unable to enter the United States.

Fury and his father, John, earlier this year. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Fury and his father, John, earlier this year. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Paul was quick to criticise Fury for failing to make weight for his clash with Bamba on social media.

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He wrote: "Tommy Fury…ur getting paid a lot of money to be a professional. But time & time again you show that ur not.

"Missed a fight bc of 'broken ribs', missed a fight bc you 'missed a flight' & now you miss weight by 7 pounds!

"I feel sorry for Frank & George Warren & the Fury name."

Featured Image Credit: SecondsOut/YouTube

Topics: Tommy Fury

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