Tyson Fury LOSES £100,000 bet despite brother Tommy defeating rival Jake Paul in the ring in Saudi Arabia
Tyson Fury has lost a £100,000 bet despite his brother Tommy Fury beating rival Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia.
The undefeated heavyweight champion previously revealed that he had placed a £100,000 wager after being impressed by Tommy’s performances in sparring leading up to the highly-anticipated grudge match.
However, Tyson backed Tommy to beat the YouTuber before the final bell, which he failed to do so.
Speaking before the clash, he told iFL TV, Jake will be surprised with his brother’s punching power. ‘Tommy knocks out 90 per cent of people that he spars with or drops them at least, so he’s a very hard puncher and Jake Paul will find that out tomorrow.
‘I’ve got 100 racks on it for an inside-the-distance stoppage, so if he loses, then I’ll lose 100 bags as well. I’ve got him at 3/1.
Oh dear: Tyson Fury (pictured) has lost a £100,000 bet despite his brother Tommy Fury beating rival Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia
Financial loss: The undefeated heavyweight champion previously revealed that he had placed a £100,000 wager after being impressed by Tommy’s performances in sparring leading up to the highly-anticipated grudge match (Tommy pictured)
‘I know Tommy is going to knock him out. What is a little bit stupid is I see all these experts and professional boxers picking Jake Paul over Tommy.
‘I’m like, “What the hell are these guys watching?”, because Tommy will absolutely deck him.
‘I think Tommy can get him out of there whenever really.
‘It’ll definitely be inside the distance and it won’t be a points job for sure. Tommy wins by knockout.’
Tommy was the rightful winner in the end – with the judges calling the fight 76-73, 76-73, 74-75 in his favour – but with a point deduction and a knockdown against his name, it was far from plain sailing.
The fight between the British former Love Island contestant and an American who found fame through YouTube was the result of over two years of social media warfare that saw a clash culminate only at the third time of asking.
Tommy had to pull out of the two previously arranged contests and was bombarded with claims that he was scared to fight the seemingly less decorated boxer in Jake.
The 23-year-old always maintained he had to pull out of his dates with Jake for legitimate injury and visa-related reasons. It’s no wonder after finally being able to prove himself right that the Mancunian was moved to tears as he was announced the victor.
In the fight, TNT appeared the more stylish and composed fighter from the very first round. He had a clear style that was predicated on his left jab that Paul really struggled to work out.
Jake carries power and that seemed to have Tommy’s respect. The first two rounds were quite easily Tommy’s as he jabbed his way out of Jake’s sweet spot.
Jake couldn’t get his overhand right, but in the third round he did enjoy more success when he stopped trying to knock out Tommy like he promised and he tried to box with him.
In the fifth round, Jake was deducted a point for hitting Tommy in the back of the head. Already 3-1 down on most scorecards, the YouTube star needed nothing less than a knockout from that point onwards.
Jake seldom had the momentum of the fight. He purely wanted to land his favoured overhand right and Tommy showed enough skill to negate that threat – though his bloody nose showed not all of Jake’s efforts were in vein.
In the sixth round, the referee took a point of Tommy for holding, giving Jakehope he is within touching distance once more. That gave Jake another lease of life, but Tommy still had far greater class in the general exchanges.
Paul was devastated after the fight and blamed both illness and an arm injury for the defeat
Fury was in tears after proving himself right in his biggest fight yet against the 26-year-old
Despite two years of animosity, Paul and Fury had a lot of respect at the end of the contest
Both fighters have said they would be open to a rematch after a thrilling bout on Sunday night
The final round is where the controversy came and if the script earlier in the day was indeed fake, this wasn’t bad if someone conjured a new one.
Tommy was knocked down in the opening seconds of the final round, but the Brit insisted he slipped and only put a hand down on the canvas. Replays show he had lost his footing with his lead leg, but it was at the same time Jake landed a flush jab.
At the end of the contest, Tommy had his hand raised and Jake didn’t seem like he would contest that too much. The pair shared another nice moment in there as Tommy shed tears after winning. What a reflection that is of how far Jake has come!
The stars came out to see the fight that was over two years in the making. Tyson was supporting his brother, of course, but his old foe Deontay Wilder also made the trip and he was joined by heavyweight legend Mike Tyson, football legend Cristiano Ronaldo and Hollywood A-lister Kevin Hart.
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