‘Fight is off’ – Watch Jack Fincham’s opponent Anthony Taylor threaten to pull out after being demoted from PPV card
ANTHONY TAYLOR has threatened to pull out of his fight with Jack Fincham.
The American fumed inside the fighter’s hotel at the Rove City Walk in Dubai ahead of his undercard bout with Love Island winner Fincham.
Taylor shouted: “I’m not a prelim guy, the fight is off. I’m going home. I’m going home, I’m going to the airport.
“I’m not fighting on the prelims, bro. I was promised pay-per-view. Fight’s off, I’m getting my s*** and I’m going.”
SunSport understands Taylor, 33, was alerted his bout with Fincham, 31, would be on the prelim section of the card, not PPV.
And he was seen at the hotel entrance, with his bags packed, ready to leave for the airport.
Taylor has since confirmed he will be in action, tweeting: “The problem has been fixed! I’m still fighting.”
It momentarily left the card, headlined by Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition, in tatters after Tommy Fury’s fight with Paul Bamba was scrapped.
Bamba was left fuming after he scaled within the 175lb light-heavyweight limit, while Fury came in at 181.4lb.
The American, 33, who conceded half a STONE, wanted to be paid compensation.
But despite two days of negotiations, no settlement was reached despite the best efforts of Fury’s dad John.
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Fury has also confirmed he WILL still fight – without a named new opponent – and denied failing to make weight.
He said online: “I just want to come on here and clear a few things up. One contract was given to Paul Bamba, and one contract was given to myself.
“The weight in my contract, I made yesterday so as far as I’m concerned, I’ve done my job. I made weight.
“Paul Bamba does not want to fight, he never did. I’m here in Dubai, I’ve got a new opponent and I’m ready to go.”
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