Tyson Fury addressed the situation regarding father John’s denial of entry into the United States whilst discussing his future in the USA.
The 30 year-old was reported to be angry that John wasn’t allowed to be with him when facing Deontay Wilder on December 1.
Fury challenges Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title at Staples Center and John would love to be there.
Despite stories in the press, Fury said he knew his dad had no hope of being granted permission following a jail spell between 2011 and 2015 for violence.
“There was never any chance of my father coming here,” Fury told The Daily Mail. “Not with his criminal record.
“He has a section 18 on his record and he knows that’s too serious for him to be allowed in.
“So he didn’t even think about trying for a visa. No point. I don’t know why there was suddenly a story about me being upset. We knew the position all along,” he added.
John has no prospect of reversing the decision by US Immigration anytime soon, but this hasn’t stopped Fury planning more trips Stateside.
In fact, Fury says he will go as far as defending his green and gold belt full-time in America should he dethrone Wilder on Saturday night.
“After I win the WBC belt will be staying here. You won’t see me fighting in England again. You heard it here first,” he claimed.
“Once I beat Wilder I will be the next big pay-per-view star in America, the land of opportunity,” Fury concluded.
Promoter Frank Warren is yet to comment on the situation, which could mean a future undisputed unification with Anthony Joshua has to take place outside England.
Joshua would certainly be banking on the fight happening at Wembley Stadium if Fury can beat Wilder twice (due to a contracted rematch clause).
AJ’s handler Eddie Hearn has already earmarked April 2020 as a potential date for the contest once the unified king takes care of his mandatory challengers.
Kubrat Pulev, Dilliand Whyte and Trevor Bryan are all waiting in line, whilst Jarrell Miller has been promised a shot by Hearn in the near future.