Tyson Fury’s father John Fury will be unable to support his son in person when he challenges Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title on December 1st.

The reason being due to being unable to enter the US due to a previous criminal conviction preventing him from doing so.

Speaking to Kugan Cassius of IFL TV, John Fury said:

“It’s a blow isn’t it Kugan. No I didn’t try. That’s a proper gander that. I never applied because I knew what the answer was going to be. I knew with my conviction I wasn’t going to be able to enter the country so I never bothered. I’ve never asked anybody to do anything for me. I took it like a man, on the chin. I accept my current position. I’m just getting on with it.”

He added:

“I accepted it long before this ever came about. There’s nothing I can do about it. Why worry about stuff you can’t control? It’s up to the authorities. They’re the powers that be. I’m just doing as I’m told. All I can say is it’s just the two of them in the ring.”

The fight takes place on December 1st at the Staples Centre in LA and will be shown live on pay per view on Showtime in the US and on BT Sport in the UK.