Tommy Fury ended Jake Paul’s unbeaten streak as a professional boxer on Sunday night in Saudi Arabia, winning by a split decision in their boxing match. Despite being knocked down in the final round, Tommy Fury got back up and won on points. He expressed his willingness to face Paul again after celebrating his victory.
Tommy Fury Defeats Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia
The opening round of the match was messy, with few clean punches landing. Jake Paul connected with a couple of overhand rights, while Fury found some success with his jabs and an aggressive combination toward the end of the round. Both men engaged in a lot of clinching.
Fury controlled the tempo of the match in the second round with his jab, while Paul struggled to counter effectively. Whenever Jake Paul launched attacks, Fury quickly fired back with his own right hand. In the third round, Paul landed a couple of strong jabs that snapped Fury’s head back, and towards the end of the round, he hit Fury with a hard overhand right.
Fury went on the attack in the fourth round and briefly overwhelmed Paul, who came back strong towards the end of the round. Fury clubbed him with a shot to the back of the head while they were in a clinch. Both men appeared to be tiring in the fifth round, with a lot of clinching prompting the referee to deduct a point from Paul for his actions during the clinch.
Fatigue appeared to set in during the sixth round, and the referee took a point from Fury for clinching. The seventh round was scrappy, with Fury appearing to get the better of things, but he sustained a bad cut when the pair clashed heads towards the end of the session.
In the eighth and final round, Paul floored Fury with a counter jab, but Fury got back up and fought until the final bell. Although he lost the last session 10-8, he won the match by split decision with judges scoring it 75-74 for Paul, 76-73 for Fury, and 76-73 for Fury.