TOMMY FURY EDGES CLOSE DECISION AGAINST JAKE PAUL, CALLS FOR REMATCH

Timothy JamesTimothy James
March 16, 2023

Tommy Fury handed Jake Paul his first loss in boxing via split decision after back-and-forth battle.

TOMMY FURY EDGES CLOSE DECISION AGAINST JAKE PAUL, CALLS FOR REMATCH | Inside Fighting

Tommy Fury gets to keep his older brother’s last name! It was a back-and-forth battle with a handful of dubious moments for both fighters (and the ref…), but Tommy Fury lived up to his surname by defeating Jake Paul via split decision, 76-73 x 2, 74-75.

Fury was able to establish his jab early – paying dividends throughout the fight. Jake Paul seemed to have trouble establishing his range for his signature overhand right early on.

The fight wasn’t without controversy – with the ref deducting points from Jake Paul and then Tommy Fury in back-to-back rounds for punches behind the head. Everyone felt like the judge was interjecting himself into the fight too much – even the commentary – but it didn’t end up mattering.

Jake Paul’s biggest moment came in the 8th round, when he knocked down Tommy Fury in a furious flurry – shades of his fight with Anderson Silva.

It was too little, too late, though – Fury was too far ahead on two judge’s scorecards.

Despite all the bad blood in the buildup for this fight – years in the making after two previous cancellations – there was nothing but respect between the two competitors. Both Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were keen on a rematch – expect to see Paul vs. Fury 2 sometime in the not-so-distant future.

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