Jake Paul is no longer an undefeated boxer after Tommy Fury outboxed him over eight rounds to capture a split decision.
Two judges scored the fight for Fury via 76-73 scores, while one dissented for Paul by a 75-74 score.
Paul knocked down Fury in the eighth and final round of the cruiserweight fight in Saudi Arabia, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Fury’s superior output and punching accuracy. Both fighters were deducted points during the fight, with Paul getting dinged for grabbing the back of Fury’s head, and Fury later being penalized for excessive clinching.
Paul immediately asked to exercise a rematch clause in his contract with Fury, setting the table for a rematch.
Here’s what fighters had to say about Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury on Sunday.
Honestly I would destroy both Jake Paul and Tommy Fury— ksi (@KSI) February 26, 2023
Coming from someone that won't risk and fight anyone! Fought two guys in one night instead of me. Sent me a deal and took Dillon. Dillon pulled out you called Tempur. @jakepaul tied up in a rematch. Let your balls finally drop! @ksi May 12th Abu Dhabi what's the excuse!? https://t.co/yHB0qcqhzv— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 26, 2023
alright who wants it https://t.co/w7F86B2hbD— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) February 26, 2023
Close fight that #PaulFury— Jake Hadley (@JakeHadleyMMA) February 26, 2023
Fury by UD, but we’ll see…— JOSH EMMETT (@JoshEmmettUFC) February 26, 2023
Great fight. Too close to score. #jakepaulvstommyfurry— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) February 26, 2023
Jake gets scored the knocked down but Fury won the final round. I have Fury with the win. #PaulVsFury— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) February 26, 2023
This decision is gonna annoy people— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) February 26, 2023
2 amateur fighting boxing ♂️, fun to watch but they are not good , #PaulFury— Johnny Walker (@JohnnyWalker) February 26, 2023
75-74 Paul 76-73 Fury 76-73 fury!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) February 26, 2023
I respect Jake man he got a chin on him frfr glad got the decision rt tommy won clearly— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) February 26, 2023
That script was fraudulent— Adrian Yañez (@yanezmma) February 26, 2023
Tommy Fury beats Jake Paul . I see a rematch coming . Y’all ain’t slick #PaulFury— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 26, 2023
They gave it to right guy, both fought hard and served themselves well. #PaulFury— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) February 26, 2023
I was right. This fight went exactly on script because this is in code. The opposite of everything written is what was orchestrated to happen. Went off without a hitch.— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) February 26, 2023
Perfectly executed fight fixing. pic.twitter.com/dGtUHTQ55s
Thank God! I was scared for a moment— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) February 26, 2023
Man you know Jake is regretting that bet right about now #PaulFury— Wonderboy (@WonderboyMMA) February 26, 2023
There’s a lot of room for growth for Paul. I felt Tyson Fury was edging it out as well. These guys both made a nice bag! #PaulFury— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) February 26, 2023
That was scored correctly. At least for the 2 judges. #PaulVsFury— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) February 26, 2023
Respect to @jakepaul, from where he came from to where he is now.— John Wayne Makdessi (@JohnMakdessi) February 26, 2023
Congrats to tommy fury and jake paul— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) February 26, 2023
Put on show but split decision??
Only knock down in fight. pic.twitter.com/UIgQdGozWR
Paul vs Fury 2 should take place on Mars. @elonmusk as ref.— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) February 26, 2023
Tommy Fury, can’t say I’m surprised…— Nico Ali Walsh (@NicoAliX74) February 26, 2023
Have a good night mtfks pic.twitter.com/EqZFkYN9sX— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) February 26, 2023