Jake Paul calls off fight with Tommy Fury and accuses Brit of going into 'hiding'

Jake Paul has announced that his upcoming bout with Tommy Fury has now been cancelled. The American revealed he is now on the lookout for a new short notice opponent.

Fury, who is the 23-year-old half-brother of world heavyweight champions Tyson Fury, was denied entry to the United States last month for a scheduled press conference. 

Paul gave his opponent additional time to resolve his visa issues, but has now revealed that a termination notice has been received by Fury's team.

In a post on social media, the 25-year-old American said: "Fury's received a termination notice. Second time in a row he has pulled out.

"MVP [Most Valuable Promotions] did everything it could to help him and team. He wasn't interested and he literally went into hiding.

"Second time in a row I'm going to step up and take on a new opponent on short notice."

The pair were initially scheduled to box last December, however Fury pulled out of the bout citing a chest infection and broken rib.

Paul is now understood to be eyeing a short-term replacement for the fight at Madison Square Garden on August 6.

One man who could take Fury's place is Hasim Rahman Jr - the son of a two-time world heavyweight champion.

Rahman Jr and Paul are no strangers, considering the pair sparred together two year ago ahead of the YouTuber's pro debut.

The heavyweight boxer has a record of 12-1 with six knockouts to his name. His latest outing did end in a defeat as he was stopped by James McKenzie Morrison in April.

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