On February 26 in the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, Jake Paul finally faced Tommy Fury, a professional boxer who is similar in size to himself.
Fury earned “The Trouble Child” his first professional defeat, bringing his perfect record to 9-0. After eight back-and-forth rounds, “TNT” managed to win a split decision even though he was unable to finish Paul quickly.
Despite really letting his hands go in the second half of the battle, Fury did not knock Paul down. The final round saw “The Trouble Child” deliver the fight’s lone knockdown, which is likely why one of the judges awarded him the victory. Paul was once fined for gripping Fury’s head by the back, but
In spite of their history of verbal sparring, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury showed mutual respect following their fight in Saudi Arabia. Yet when ‘The Trouble Child’ mentioned feeling ill and hurting his arm before the battle, the crowd booed him loudly.
The 25-year-old allegedly made an effort to get Fury interested in a quick rematch.
Jake Paul not getting knocked out cost Tyson Fury over $100,000
Ake Paul might have lost to Tommy Fury because of the alleged “Drake” curse because the rapper bet $400,000 on “The Trouble Child” to triumph. Tyson Fury lost money despite betting on his brother Tommy, the winner, while Drake lost money on Paul.
The heavyweight boxing champion was so sure of his half-brother that he placed a £100,000 wager on “TNT” to defeat Paul quickly. The Gypsy King stated on iFL TV prior to the fight:
“Tommy will definitely knock him out, I know it. The fact that so many experts and professional boxers chose Jake Paul over Tommy strikes me as little dumb. Tommy will definitely deck him, so what the hell are these folks watching, I wonder. Tommy probably has the ability to free him whenever. It won’t be a task worth points and will undoubtedly be inside the distance. By knockout, Tommy triumphs.”