Tommy Fury fight is off after boxer failed to make weight by huge amount
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Paul Bamba has revealed that his scheduled fight against Tommy Fury has been called off over a weigh-in controversy.
Bamba explained that Global Titans, the platform hosting the event, had 'cancelled [the] event due to a lack of being able to come to a mutual, amicable agreement'.
Both Bamba and Fury went for their weigh-ins, but while Bamba came in at 174.6lbs, Fury weighed 181.4lbs; six pounds over the light-heavyweight limit.
The discrepancy prompted Bamba to claim that he and Fury were given separate contracts with different weight limits for the fight without his knowledge.
“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, but it’s not right.
“I made weight, I did what I needed to do, I was willing to make a negotiation and make things happen if things were done the right way.”
Bamba went on to say that Fury's dad, John, came to speak with him and was 'trying to make it work', but they were 'interrupted by a representative from Global Titans and [...] were told that the fight was off'.
“Fury camp was trying to make it work with me, then all of a sudden there was a power move played and we were pretty much told to stop negotiations, they no longer cared. They weren’t willing to pay themselves and that’s where we are.”
It is currently unclear if Fury will instead face a new opponent, but the boxer has been keeping fans updated with his progress with posts on his Instagram page showing him training for the event.
Immediately after the weigh-in, Bamba told Boxing Social: "I just wanted to let it be known, my opponent did not make his contracted weight. There might not be a fight... if they can’t come to an agreement with me."
"I’m going through the motions and I’m being respectful right now, but at the end of the day a contract is a contract," he said.
LADbible has attempted to reach out to a representative for Fury and Global Titans for comment.