Box-Paul says Fury fends off, will find new opponent

NEW YORK – Jake Paul’s fight against Britain’s Tommy Fury, scheduled for Madison Square Garden, has come to an end after the American YouTube personality-turned-boxer tweeted that he was taking on a new opponent.

The fight, scheduled for August 6, would have been Paul’s first fight with a professional boxer, having amassed a 5-0 record against fellow celebrities and former MMA fighters.

Paul had previously said that Fury, the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has until Wednesday to work out issues that prevented him from traveling to the United States last week.

“Fury received a notice of termination. (Promoter) MVP did everything to help him and his team. He wasn’t interested and literally went into hiding,” Paul wrote on Twitter.

“For the second time in a row he was eliminated. For the second time in a row I will be promoted at short notice and compete with a new opponent. 6 AUG MSG.”

Fury was not immediately available for comment.