Jake Paul‘s undefeated record ended on Sunday 26th, to Tommy Fury in Most Valuable Promotions boxing match. The bout, which took place at Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, was eagerly awaited by boxing fans and Jake Paul’s devoted fanbase.
Despite his previous owned six bouts, four of which were knockouts. Jake Paul faced a tough challenge in the form of Tommy Fury, a British boxer and the younger brother of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The two fighters had engaged in a war of words in the lead-up to the match, which only added to the excitement and anticipation surrounding the event.
Paul vs Fury and Undercard
Tommy TNT Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight great Tyson Fury, “The Gypsy King,” beat Jake Paul (won by split decision) (74-75, 76-73, 76-73) in a close bout Sunday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
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From the outset, it was clear that Tommy Fury was determined to give Jake Paul a run for his money. The younger Fury brother landed several powerful punches early in the match while Jake Paul struggled to find his rhythm. Although Paul managed to mount a comeback in the later rounds, it wasn’t enough to secure a victory, and the judges awarded the win to Tommy Fury.
Who was the undercard
Full card (subject to change)
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury (cruiserweight)
Ilunga Makabu (C) vs Badou Jack (WBC cruiserweight title)
Ashton Sylve vs Maxwell Awuku (lightweight)
Adam Saleh vs Stuart Kellogg (super-lightweight)
Ziyad Almaayouf def. Ronnald Martinez via unanimous decision (38-37, 38-37, 38-37)
Muhsin Cason def. Taryel Jafarov via first-round TKO (3:00)
What is the prize money for Jake Paul and Tommy Fury?
Per Sports Zion, Paul’s fight purse will be $3.2m, but he will also take home 65 percent of the pay-per-view money, taking his overall prize money to $8.6m – including sponsorships.
For Jake Paul’s fans, the loss was a bitter disappointment, as many had hoped to see their favorite YouTuber and social media star continue his undefeated streak. However, the defeat is a testament to the skill and determination of Tommy Fury, who proved himself to be a formidable opponent.