Tommy Fury had a lot to lose going into his main event against Jake Paul .Fury is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and a second generation boxer.
There was talk of Fury having to denounce his name, residing in UK and boxing if he lost. Not to mention the discussed ‘winner takes all’ bet that didn’t actually materialize.
Fury won the eight-round boxing bout by split decision with one judging scoring the event for Paul 75-74 and the other two for Fury, both by a score of 76-73. A rematch clause was a part of the contract so it’s likely we’ll see them face each other again.
Israel Adesanya expressed his disagreement with the judges’ decision. .
Adesanya, who was rooting for Paul, admitted that he thought Paul had done enough to win the match, but acknowledged that boxing is a subjective sport and that the result was no robbery.
“I don’t have anything insightful to say, but like, from where I was sitting, I thought Jake edged it out,” Adesanya said on his YouTube channel. “But you know, boxing, man. Boxing. He’ll be back.
“It was a close fight,” he added.
“Also, good for Tommy as well. His moment, now he gets to come out of his brother’s shadow, keep his family name going through the years of trying to get this fight together. Back and forth, blah, blah, blah. That feeling right there? That’s feeling is priceless. You can’t buy that feeling. Congrats to him and what Jake said. Don’t judge a man by his wins, judge him by his losses and how he comes back.”
While Adesanya believes that Paul will bounce back from his defeat, he also acknowledged Fury’s achievement in coming out from his brother’s shadow and winning the fight.
Despite his loss, Paul has already expressed his desire for a rematch with Fury, indicating that he is not deterred by his defeat and is determined to come back stronger.
Meanwhile, Adesanya is preparing for his own upcoming rematch in the UFC 287 main event against his long-time rival, Alex Pereira, on April 8, 2023, in Miami, Florida.
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