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U.S. ban costing Tyson Fury ‘millions’ in WWE pay-per-view money

Tyson Fury has been unable to enter the United States for several months because of his association with Irish cartel leader, Daniel Kinahan.

WWE Announces Matches With Tyson Fury And Cain Velasquez At Crown Jewel Event Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Tyson Fury’s connections to alleged drug cartel leader, Daniel Kinahan, continue to cost him millions of dollars.

Back in June 2022, it was revealed that the boxing Heavyweight champion had been denied entry into the United States as part of sanctions against the Kinahan cartel leaders and close supporters. Not only was Fury barred from entering the United States, his younger half-brother, Tommy Fury, was also caught up in the ban.

That led to a potential Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul boxing match falling apart.

Now, reports are coming out that the restrictions on his movement have cost him millions in appearance fees from WWE. Fury made his professional wrestling debut with WWE in 2019 during a Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, locking horns with Braun Strowman.

According to The Sun, he was supposed to follow up that appearance in 2023 with gigs at Royal Rumble in January and Wrestlemania 39 in April. But, with his inability to enter America, he’ll have to miss out on those events ... and the big money paychecks that would have come with them.

A chance to compete at a 2022 Clash of the Castle event in Wales was passed up as Fury didn’t want to risk injuring himself en route to a third fight against Derek Chisora.

Fury was one of the last people to sever ties with Daniel Kinahan after the United States State Department issued a series of tough sanctions against the Irish cartel leader. Not only did Kinahan regularly appear in photos with Fury, but Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, said Kinahan had made millions in deals related to Fury’s fights against Deontay Wilder, Tom Schwartz and Otto Wallin.

This wasn’t exactly unusual in the boxing world prior to the sanctions, as Kinahan ran a sprawling boxing business empire through his management company MTK Global. Since the sanctions, Fury has tried to distance himself from the cartel head.

“What the US have said they’ve said, and that’s it, we have to listen to the government, and that’s what we do,” he told Sky Sports in April 2022. “End of. Because I don’t want to get into trouble with the US government, and I never have been, and that’s it. I haven’t done any dealing business with him for a long time. I think there was a statement released in 2020, so that was the end of the business.”

For now, Fury will have to continue conducting his business outside of America, missing out on paydays for gigs in the United States.

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