Tommy Fury had a lot to lose going into yesterday’s main event against Jake Paul .Fury was 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.
Tommy Fury and Jake Paul settled their long-standing feud in a highly anticipated cruiserweight bout in Saudi Arabia this weekend. With both boxers successfully making weight, the stage was set for an explosive showdown inside the squared circle.
In Tommy Fury’s corner was his half-brother and current WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King’ has flown out to Saudi Arabia to support his brother and has expressed his unwavering confidence in Tommy’s ability to not only win beforehand but also to knock out ‘The Problem Child’ without any trouble.
In fact, Tyson Fury is so confident in his brother’s victory that he has placed a massive £100,000 ($119,545) bet on Tommy to emerge victorious.
Speaking to iFL TV, he revealed, “Tommy knocks out 90 percent of people that he spars with or drops them at least, so he’s a very hard puncher and Jake 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.”
Despite some experts and professional boxers picking Jake Paul to win, Tyson Fury firmly believed that his brother will knock out the YouTuber-turned-boxer. “I know Tommy is going to knock him out,” he said. “What is a little bit stupid is… It’ll definitely be inside the distance, and it won’t be a points job for sure. Tommy wins by knockout.”
Depending on the time Tyson Fury won the bet, he stood to win roughly $135,000.
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.
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.