Tommy Fury defeated Jake Paul by split decision (74-75, 76-73, 76-73) after an intense eight-team bout in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
It was Paul’s first unbeaten loss. By building a 6-1 record, Fury is now 9-0 with four knockouts. It was the first professional fighter that Paul faced.
“I have won every way in my life,” Paul said after the race. “I’ve gone further than I ever thought I could and beyond. This is a humbling experience. I’ll put it on my chin and come back.”
An exciting match started quickly with Fury landing steadily throughout the first lap. But Paul looked to turn things around with a last-minute knockout in the eighth round—but in the end, still too little, too late.
The tournament is a unique battle for the internet age, where former YouTube star Paul faces off against Fury, a reality television star and half-brother of one of sport’s all-time most successful heavyweight champions.
Although the reputation of international boxing hides the feud between the contestants. But the unbeatable cruiserweight shares an extraordinarily fiery spiciness. Almost lost in their latest weigh-in after years of talking nonsense.
They were originally scheduled to fight in December 2021, but injuries forced Fury to leave the ring. “Reason undisclosed” before the couple rescheduled their match at Madison Square Garden.