Tommy Fury prevailed on points against Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia and left him undefeated

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Tommy Fury, half-brother of heavyweight monarch, Tyson Fury, defeated Jake Paul this Sunday in Saudi Arabia, who has gave him his first setback since the YouTube star decided to become a professional boxer. The Briton prevailed on points at the Diriyah Arena, in a split decision which was contested by the American.

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Is that, in the context of a fight that had a closed process, but in which Fury checked for big errors and was more accurate, Paul managed to knock down his opponent with a short lefty hit in the top of the eighth and final inning.

Two judges scored the fight 76-73 in favor of the 23-year-old Briton (9-0, 4 KOs), while the third saw Paul win, 75-74. Both boxers were given a one-point discount, for multiple infractions.

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“I’ve already won in every aspect of my life,” Paul boasted. “I have come further than I ever thought possible and beyond. This is an experience that humbles me. I’ll take the hit and go back”, he warned after facing a professional boxer for the first time.

Previously, he had pitted against mixed martial arts specialists and a fellow YouTuber in his early fights, which generated a great deal of attention on social media, despite reflecting more enthusiasm than boxing qualities.

The fight, which was framed within cruiserweight and featured the presence in the stands of personalities such as Mike Tyson and Cristiano Ronaldohe was suspended twice, first due to an injury to Fury and then due to problems with the British’s trip to the United States.

“The last two years, this has consumed my life, I had a broken rib. I have been denied access [a los Estados Unidos]. They all thought I was running away from him. him tonight, I created my legacy. I’m Tommy Fury”, exclaimed the winner.

Jake Paul: “I don’t agree with the judges, I want revenge”

After the loss, Jake Paul spoke up against the jury’s decision of the fight and demanded a rematch, which was included in one of the clauses of the contract.

“All due respect to Tommy, he won. Don’t judge me by my victories, judge me by my defeats. I think we deserve that rematch. It was a great fight, a close fight,” said the 26-year-old American, who assured that he came to this fight degraded for physical reasons.

In this regard, he indicated: “I got very ill twice in this field, I hurt my arm, so it was not my best performance, but I lost. I’m not looking for excuses. I’m just saying it wasn’t my best performance.”

Jake Paul was dissatisfied with the judges' decision and asked for a rematch, which Tommy Fury accepted.  Photo Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Jake Paul was dissatisfied with the judges’ decision and asked for a rematch, which Tommy Fury accepted. Photo Fayez Nureldine / AFP

On the other hand, regarding the scores, he said he “disagrees with the judges.” “I’ve gotten rounds of 10-8 twice, so it is what it is,” said Paul, who was left with a record consisting of 6 wins (4 KOs) and 1 loss.

Far from dodging the challenge of a new fight, Fury, who now has a calling card of 9 wins (4 KOs) and no losses, retorted: “I’ll just get stronger, I’ll get bigger, I’m just going to get better.” … If you want a rematch, go ahead.”.


Source: Clarin

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