Tommy Fury snatched victory from Jake Paul: video


Diriyah Arena, Ad-Diriya, Saudi Arabia. In the main event of the show in the cruiserweight limit (up to 90.7 kg), on the third attempt, the American boxing vlogger Jake Paul (6-1, 4 KOs) and the star reality show Love Island and concurrently the younger brother of the king of heavyweight Tyson Fury British Tommy Fury (9-0, 4 KOs). The boxer won.

Tough fight. A lot of clinches and small fouls. Fury doubled the jab well at times. Paul brought a couple of overhands to the target – the British’s habit of keeping his left hand low can backfire. The ending of the three minutes for Fury.

Paul slowly presses down. But he telegraphs too much intentions to cut down the opponent with an overhand right, and Fury responds with accurate multi-hit combinations, moving well. For now, he’s ahead.

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Paul still sometimes brings his sweeping through his hand to the target. Perhaps the 3rd three-minute after him. But in the next round, Fury was the soloist. He combines well, prevents the opponent from preparing attacks. Interestingly, at the same time, the best blow of the round for Paul was a good left hook.

A lot more hits from the American in the 5th round. But he received a penalty from the referee for blows to the back of the head. It is debatable, because both are fouling. Fury is constantly tying his opponent’s hands. But it will be very difficult for Paul to win on points now. You need knockdowns.

Also an option. Now the third in the ring has fined Fury (for constantly tying his opponent’s hands). The referee clearly does not like what is happening in the ring. He constantly asks fighters to box, not wrestle. How they know how to fight. Beautiful boxing was not expected here. Just wondering which one will win.

Fury is taking a risk. He continues to clinch after every successful attack. We have drama! Tommy for some reason fell in the decisive round.



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Fury continued the fight, beautifully intercepted Paul’s attack, but instead of developing it, he began to knit the opponent. The final gong, as expected, found both in the clinch.

The British will most likely be given the victory. But he can hardly be proud of his performance. It is unlikely that he proved something to anyone today.

Judges score: 75-74 Paul, 76-73 Fury and 76-73 Fury.

Fury SD 8.