British boxer Tommy Fury did not keep his promise to knock out Jake Paul in four rounds, but stopped the popular American blogger from winning the professional ring.
The fight, which led the boxing show in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, went the whole distance, after eight rounds of which the judges gave the victory to the Briton by a split decision with a score of 76-73 twice and 74-75.
At the same time, in the fifth round, the referee deducted a point from Paul for hitting the back of the head, and in the sixth round, Fury lost one point for dirty work in the clinch. In the final three minutes, the British boxer lost his balance, running into an oncoming blow from the American, and the referee decided to count him down.
Having won the fight, 23-year-old Tommy Fury chalked up his ninth professional victory, and did not allow 26-year-old Jake Paul to extend his winning streak to seven matches.