On Sunday night in Saudi Arabia. Tommy Fury wins over Jake Paul via a split decision.
Two judges had the fight at the cruiserweight limit 76-73 for Fury, while the third had it at 75-74 for Paul after eight rounds of action at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
Tommy Fury said after winning the fight, “In my first main event, 23 years old, I had the world on my shoulders, and I came through,” “This, to me, is a world title fight. I trained so hard for this. This was my destiny.”
After taking a break from boxing in 2019 to star on “Love Island.” Fury, the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is still undefeated with nine wins, while Paul, a 26-year-old American with more than 20 million YouTube subscribers, is now 6-1.
Due to the promoters’ emphasis on the anger between the two competitors. It was anticipated that millions of viewers would tune in to see the fight on pay-per-view. Many famous people, such as ex-champion Mike Tyson, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kevin Hart, attended the fight as if it were for a real-world title.
Although Fury used his jab effectively early on to keep Paul at range. The YouTuber appeared to stun Fury after gaining momentum in the fifth round.
Jake Paul lost a point in the fifth round for a headbutt during a clinch. Meanwhile, Fury lost a point in the sixth round for using the clinch excessively.
Paul put Fury down with a short left hand in the eighth round. However, it wasn’t enough to change the judge’s decision in favour of Fury. Paul claimed he would activate a rematch clause if Fury were to win on Sunday.
Jake Paul after the fight, “All respect to Tommy, he won, don’t judge me by my wins, judge me by my losses. I’ll come back, I thought I deserve that rematch, it was a great fight, a close fight,”
Paul barely started boxing in 2018, but he already had six victories and four knockouts before Sunday. Paul’s first professional fight was against Fury.