Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally meet in the ring at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia on Sunday afternoon. The social media and Youtube superstar will face the reality television star and professional boxer in an eight-round cruiserweight affair.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
The feud between Paul and Fury goes over a year by now. The two have been previously scheduled to fight one another on two separate occasions. The third attempt is a successful one, as they’ll engage in a boxing fight in Saudia Arabia.
Paul sports an unblemished 6-0 record with four knockouts. While he was very vocal about his aspirations in boxing, he faced critics saying that he has never faced a ‘real’ boxer so far.
However, three of his six wins have come against top-caliber opposition from the world of MMA. Paul defeated both former UFC champions: Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.
The younger brother of world heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, Tommy stacked up an 8 – 0 record. Being a relative of boxing royalty puts him under enormous pressure. A win over a household name like Paul could put Fury on another level of stardom. However, a potential loss could put an end to any serious ambitions about his boxing career.
Paul vs. Fury headlines a seven-fight card. A WBC cruiserweight title defense by Ilunga Makabu against Sweden’s Badou Jack will serve as the co-main event.
This is yet another, heavily anticipated boxing card taking place in Saudia Arabia. It looks like the Saudis are willing to host any combat sports event that picks up the interest of the worldwide crowd, no matter if it’s MMA, boxing, or Professional wrestling. This strategy is quite successful as the country hosts one event after another and became one of the main destinations on the combat sports map.
Tommy Fury def. Jake Paul via Split Decision (75 – 74, 76 – 73, 76 – 73)
Badou Jack def. Ilunga Makabu via TKO (Referee’s stoppage) at 0:54 of Round 12 and won the WBC Cruiserweight title
Ziyad Almaayouf def. Ronald Martinez via Unanimous Decision (38 – 37, 38 – 37, 38 – 37)
Muhsin Cason def. Taryel Jafarov via TKO (Corner’s stoppage due to an injury), Round 2
Bader Samreen def. Viorel Simion via TKO (Right uppercut) at 1:26 of Round 1