Epic Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight ends in a controversial decision
With this bout years in the making, Jake Paul (6-0, 4 KOs) finally confronted Tommy Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) in the ring.
After Tommy’s injury during camp canceled their first fight, his dad’s ALLEDGED Irish Mob ties preventing him from entering the US canceled the second bout; this clash seemed doomed from the start. But here we are as Jake Paul got his wish and faced Tommy Fury in the squared circle at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
Side Note: I feel like a Saudi prince multi-billionaire went down a “Western” sports highlight YouTube rabbit hole and convinced his buddies to invest unimaginable amounts of money towards these athletes because that’s what you do when you’re that wealthy.
Both “influencer boxers” draw crowds with Jake Paul’s numbers speaking for themselves. Tommy Fury’s appearance on the reality dating show Love Island, where he met his fiancé, should draw more eyeballs that otherwise would have no reason to watch a boxing match on a Sunday afternoon.
The combatant’s’ “warm-up” fights have been discussed non-stop. Jake Paul defeated Deji and AnesonGib, two YouTubers with probably months of training, before doing the same to an actual athlete (but no boxer), Nate Robinson.
“The Problem Child” then went on to take down three MMA legends in four bouts with his wins over Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley twice, and most recently, Anderson Silva. Those are legends in the MMA community but have amassed damage in that brutal sport without much actual boxing experience.
Tommy Fury opened his professional debut against Jevgenijs Andrejevs, who was 10-102-3 in his career. Fury won by points in the fourth round against an experienced but faded fighter. But his next seven opponents held a combined record of 14-74-2, like a college football team playing a cupcake schedule before their conference championship.
But now, onto the main event…
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
Well, Round One did not exactly live up to the previous fights as both boxers locked into a wrestling match where the referee had to call a timeout in the first minute and another warning to Jake Paul in the first round.
Then the boys rounded into form. Paul attacked with his signature overhand right that put his other opponents to sleep. Tommy Fury proved he had the chin to eat those devastating blows while providing plenty of counterpunches and combinations.
Round Four is where the referee took over the show. With these inexperienced boxers, he became way too much of an aspect of the fight as they clinched and gave a penalty to Jake Paul and Tommy Fury between the fourth and sixth rounds.
Down the stretch, Tommy Fury suffered a cut to his eye after an accidental headbutt, and then Jake Paul knocked him down in the eighth round. With the wash of points deducted, Paul seemed to hold the edge in the fight, but, in a split decision, Tommy Fury came away with the victory.
Say what you want about either Tommy Fury or Jake Paul, but that was one hell of an entertaining fight. They will definitely run it back, and with each of their tremendous progress in boxing, it should live up to part one.