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Tommy Fury hands Jake Paul his first ever defeat in boxing match

Ben Thompson

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Tommy Fury hands Jake Paul his first ever defeat in boxing match

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Tommy Fury has beaten Jake Paul in what was considered to be the most anticipated fight of the year, following a series of push backs which left fans eager for the pair to go head-to-head.

After a lot of build up and anticipation, Tommy Fury has been the one to leave the ring victorious, beating Jake Paul after fighting the full eight rounds.

The fight, which took place this evening (26 February) in Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, has been two years in the making, with the US-based YouTuber and former Love Island star having locked heads for years.

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Paul, 26, and Fury, 23, were first originally meant to meet in the boxing ring in December 2021, but Fury pulled out after suffering an injury, leaving UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley to take his place.

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been due to fight for years. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been due to fight for years. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

Another rescheduled fight in August 2022 also didn't go ahead as UK-based Fury pulled out due to visa issues, with Hashim Rashman Jr taking his place - although this fight ultimately didn't take place either.

Although there was a lot of tough talk between the pair, it appears that things got a little more amicable upon their arrivals in Saudi Arabia last week.

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Face to face with his opponent at a press event, Paul apologised for leaking the announcement of Fury's newborn baby, who he welcomed last month with girlfriend fellow Love Islander Molly-Mae Hague.

Paul said: "You know what? I apologise, actually, for leaking your baby's announcement. I honestly didn't mean to say that the baby was..."

Although Fury tried downplaying the issue, Paul insisted on gifting something to Fury's daughter, who has been named Bambi.

Paul continued: "I just want to say that I didn't mean to leak your baby's announcement. I actually got a gift for Bambi just as a sorry. It's like a really nice designer baby brand."

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The pair finally met in the ring after years of build up. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
The pair finally met in the ring after years of build up. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

Fury graciously took the gift and put it to the side, telling his rival: "Well, thank you very much, I'm sure she'll appreciate that. Thank you."

"You've got up one million percent in my estimation," he then told Paul. "May the best man win."

Paul then threw in an absolute curveball by offering his opponent a huge monetary value of double what they'd agreed as prize money for winning the match.

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He said: "I think we make a deal then, since you're so confident. I think we make a deal. If you win, I'll pay you double what I'm paying you already.

"But if I win, I take everything that I'm paying you. Deal or no deal, seeing as you're so confident?"

Only time will tell to see if the YouTuber is a man of his word or not.

Topics: News, Sport, Jake Paul

Ben Thompson
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