Jake Paul finally took on a pro boxer of his own size in Tommy Fury at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on February 26.
Fury extended his undefeated record to 9-0 as he handed 'The Problem Child' his first professional loss. While 'TNT' did not finish Paul inside the distance, he managed to edge out a split decision after eight back-and-forth rounds.
Fury did not score any knockdowns on Paul despite really letting his hands go in the second half of the fight. The lone knockdown of the bout came in the final round courtesy of 'The Problem Child', which also probably led to one of the judges giving him the fight. While Paul was penalized once for holding the back of Fury's head, the Englishman lost a point due to excessive clinching.
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Despite taking multiple digs at each other in the past, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were respectful of each other in the aftermath of their Saudi Arabia clash. 'The Problem Child', however, was severely booed as he mentioned being sick and injuring his arm prior to the fight.
The 25-year-old attempted to set up an immediate rematch, which he claims Fury is also interested in.
Jake Paul not getting knocked out cost Tyson Fury over $100,000
Jake Paul could blame his loss against Tommy Fury on the infamous 'Drake' curse, with the rapper betting $400,000 on 'The Problem Child' to win. While Drake lost his money on Paul, Tyson Fury lost money despite betting on the winner, his brother Tommy.
The heavyweight boxing champ was so confident of his half-brother that he bet £100,000 on 'TNT' to finish Paul within the distance. 'The Gypsy King' told iFL TV in the lead-up to the fight:
"I know Tommy is going to knock him out. What is a little bit stupid is I see all these experts and professional boxers picking Jake Paul over Tommy. I'm like, 'What the hell are these guys watching?', because Tommy will absolutely deck him. I think Tommy can get him out of there whenever really. It'll definitely be inside the distance and it won't be a points job for sure. Tommy wins by knockout."
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