On February 26th, 2023, boxing fans saw Jake Paul lose to Tommy Fury. The fight had all the drama, talent, and tension one could expect. Even though ESPN almost branded the event the “Night of Paul,” it turned out that Fury was the better man. If you’re a boxing fan but missed the fight, here’s everything you need to know about the memorable event.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
The fight might not have been pretty, but it sure was good. The world heavyweight champion’s half-brother came in undefeated. But, should one take a look at Fury’s boxing history, one’ll see a long collection of no-hopers. What about Jake Paul? His last two fights were against Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva. Both boxers are former UFC champions.
So, what happened? Fury got the upper hand early on, crowding Paul, landing flurries, and moving effortlessly on the ring. His defense was just as good. He even managed to dodge Paul’s best punch, the overhand right, for eight rounds.
Both Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received warnings in the first round. Referee Hector Afu also took a point from both boxers, with Paul losing one in the fifth, and Fury in the sixth. Some have commented on the referee’s attitude throughout the entire fight, with some going so far as to claim he wanted to make himself a part of it.
Can Fans Expect a Rematch?
Jake Paul has spent the last three years honing his skills. He hired top trainers, paid for top sparring, and remained determined to win the Sunday fight. Still, he lost it. Can Paul’s fans expect a rematch now?
Perhaps, there’ll be one. It’ll surely be а spectacle to watch the two in front of a sizeable crowd in New York. Or, boxing managers will arrange Fury’s visit to the UK. In any case, it’s still too early to make any solid suggestions on whether or not fans will get to watch a rematch.
In any case, Jake Paul is no longer an undefeated boxer. The question is, will he improve his approach from now on or succumb to this loss?