Tommy Fury is now facing a new opponent in the weigh-in debate. Jake Paul attacks him for his lack of professionalism


Tommy Fury is once again steeped in controversy.

Fury was set to face Paul Bamba on Sunday in the co-main event of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji boxing card at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai; however, things went awry when Fury weighed in at 181. 4 pounds, over six pounds beyond the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds. Ultimately, Bamba chose not to accept the fight with Fury under the circumstances, leaving promoter Global Titans to scramble to find a replacement, settling on Rolly Lambert, a 15-1-1 cruiserweight who lives in Dubai and most recently competed on Oct. 26. The fight will be an exhibition due to the facts.

Fury was twice tied to Jake Paul’s fight, but both matches were cancelled due to injuries and visa problems. Following Paul’s victory over Anderson Silva on Oct. 29, Fury was still seen as one of the front-runners to face Paul next with a win over Bamba, but this incident may signal the end to that matchup as Paul ripped Fury over his lack of professionalism.

“Tommy Fury… [you’re] getting paid a lot of money to be a professional. You prove that you are not. Missed a fight [because] of ‘broken ribs,’ missed a fight [because] you ‘missed a flight,’ & now you miss weight by 7 pounds! I feel sorry for Frank & George Warren & the Fury name.”

But while detractors rush to bury Fury over such a bad weight miss, “TNT” claims that he in fact made weight, putting the situation down to a discrepancy in their contracts.

“Right. I’m just trying to clarify a few points. One contract was given to Paul Bamba and one contract was given to myself. My contract’s weight was what I gained yesterday so I feel that I have done my job. I gained weight. Paul Bamba doesn’t want to fight. He never did. I’m here in Dubai, I’ve got a new opponent, and I’m ready to go, so I’ll see you all tonight.

“Just to clarify. I made the weight specified in MY contract. As I have for every fight I’ve ever fought. If Paul Bamba was told a different weight that he had to make for this fight then that has NOTHING to do with me. We will see you tonight .”

Fury, the half-brother of legendary heavyweight champion Tyson Fury most recently fought in April, defeating Daniel Bocianski by unanimous decision to move to 8-0 in his career. His fight against Lambert will still serve as the co-main event of the Mayweather vs. Deji fight card, which can be viewed beginning at 1 p.m. on FITE TV.