Results And Video Highlights: Tommy Fury Outboxes Jake Paul To Earn Split Decision

Tonight in Saudi Arabia, Tommy Fury went to war with Jake Paul over the course of 8 tough rounds. While both competitors had their moments in the fight, Fury would come out on top and defeat Paul on the judges’ scorecards.

Despite coming into this bout with supreme confidence, Paul was unable to hit the mark with a large percentage of his looping power shots, or close the distance on his opponent without getting tagged on the way in. Fury, however, displayed solid defensive head movement, while effectively utilizing his reach to probe at Paul with jabs and set up powerful counters.

Throughout the 8-round affair, Fury outscored Paul in overall punches by a margin of 39, while landing 49 power punches to Paul’s 24.

Though the fighters put on a good show, things were not clean all the way through. Both Paul and Fury received point dedications for illegal blows to the back of the head, this was a consistent occurrence during this match while inside the clinch.

In the 8th round, Paul came out with everything he had, as he likely had a feeling his was behind on the scorecards. When both fighters stepped in with jabs, Paul got the better of the connection and dropped Fury to the canvas. He bounced up off the floor of the ring quickly, looking unfazed, and went right back to work, putting on display that he was unaffected by this punch.

The knockdown in the final round of the fight would not be enough for Paul to secure the victory, and he suffered his first loss inside the ring to Fury by way of a split decision. Conversely, Fury’s undefeated record has now improved to 9-0, 4 KO.

Leading into this fight, Fury was listed as the betting underdog, and many had the impression that his past opponents were not nearly up to the same level as Paul. But through the happenings of the evening, Fury showed why he was confident that his experience in boxing would outweigh Paul’s hard work, ability to learn quickly, and his right hand that he has come to be known for inside the ring.

It is no surprise that Paul has every intention of moving forward with the rematch clause that was agreed upon for this bout, and we will no doubt see this pair run it back in the near future.

Official Result: Tommy Fury def. Jake Paul via Decision (Split) 74-75, 76-73, 76-73

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