In a highly anticipated grudge match, Tommy Fury emerged victorious over Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia, despite taking a standing count in the final round.
Drake publicized that he place a significant amount of money backing Paul to win by stoppage with a $400,000 bet ahead of the event.
Tyson Fury, in return, placed his own $100,000 bet on Tommy Fury.
“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,” Tyson told media.
“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. 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?’.
And while many where preoccupied discussing Drake’s L – not many realized that Fury also lost his money.
While Fury did bet on brother Tommy, he placed a prop bet – that Tommy will win via KO and also lost his money.
Fury was kind enough to confirm as much saying:
“It was a brilliant fight, very entertaining,” Fury told BT Sport . “I’m very proud of Tommy. It was as big as any world title I’ve seen, it was one way then the other.”
“I think Tommy boxed the head off him at times, and won 90 per cent of the rounds, but it was still competitive at times also. [Jake Paul] was better than I thought he’d be, to be fair. It looks like Drake lost his money! 335 bags down the toilet! But let me tell you a secret – I lost mine too. I bet for the knockout. We are both losers!”
Either way, Tommy Fury’s contract included a rematch clause in case he won so we’ll likely be seeing Paul and Fury run it back some time in the near future. The date we’ve seen debated is somewhere 4 to 6 months from now, and possibly in Saudi Arabia again.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.