Tommy Fury has emerged victorious over Jake Paul in their much-anticipated boxing match, which took place at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 26th.
After months of anticipation, the pair finally came head-to-head in a fight that promised to be both intense and lucrative.
The prize pot for the event was reported to be absolutely massive, with Sports Zion reporting that Paul was set to receive a purse of $3.2 million if he won the bout, as well as 65% of the overall pay-per-view sales.
With sponsorships included, he could have taken home a total of $8.6 million. On the other hand, Fury was reportedly set to earn $2 million if he won, as well as 35% of the pay-per-view revenue. This would have added up to $4.5 million in total.
However, during the press conference held just a few days before the fight, Paul made a bold offer to Fury.
He proposed a ‘double or nothing’ contract, whereby he would pay Fury double the money if he won, but Fury would have to pay him his entire earnings if he lost. This meant that if Fury won, he stood to earn a massive $9 million, a significant increase from his original prize money.
In the end, it was Fury who emerged victorious, defeating the self-proclaimed ‘Problem Child’ on points.
With this victory, he has not only earned a huge sum of money, but he has also protected his reputation in the boxing world.
The younger brother of Tyson Fury has been vocal about his desire to make a name for himself in the sport, and this victory is a significant step towards achieving that goal.
Both Paul and Fury were determined to ‘end’ each other when they finally came face-to-face in the ring. The two had exchanged barbs on social media for years leading up to the fight, and tensions had been high in the lead-up to the event. In recent weeks, things had been heating up between the two camps, with Paul accusing Fury of being disrespectful to some of the biggest names in boxing by not taking their fight seriously.
However, Fury was quick to dismiss these claims, stating that he was fully focused on the fight and that his absence from a press conference earlier in the month was due to the fact that he had just become a father. In fact, Fury wore a touching tribute to his daughter Bambi on his ring walk outfit, dedicating the fight to his newborn child.
“I want to dedicate this fight to my new baby girl Bambi at home and my missus. I love you and I can’t wait to see you. This fight is for you, Bambi, I love you,” Fury said in his post-match speech.
Overall, it was a historic night for both Fury and Paul, and the event is sure to go down in boxing history.
While Paul may have lost the fight, he still walked away with a substantial amount of money, and it’s likely that we’ll see both fighters in the ring again soon. For Fury, this victory is a major milestone in his career, and it will be exciting to see what he achieves in the future.