YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul went up against Tommy Fury in a cruiserweight boxing match on February 26. The event took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and was attended by several major celebrities.
Football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently signed with the Saudi football club Al-Nassr, made an appearance at the fight event. Boxing royalty Mike Tyson, who had previously been rumored to be fighting Paul, was also in attendance.
The two sports stars met each other during the event and got a picture together.
YouTuber Deji Olatunji, who recently competed in an exhibition boxing match, also witnessed the Paul vs. Fury encounter live in Saudi Arabia.
Olatunji met up with ‘The Problem Child’ after the event and got a picture taken together. The YouTuber posted the picture on social media with some words of motivation for Paul.
Apart from that, Tommy’s brother and boxing champion Tyson Fury was also in attendance for the fight. Boxers Deontay Wilder and Devin Haney also witnessed the fight live in Riyadh.
The eight-round boxing match between Paul and ‘TNT’ was a closely contested affair that went the full 24-minute distance.
In the end, Fury got his hand raised via split decision, and by doing so, he became the first fighter to defeat ‘The Problem Child’ inside the squared circle.
With the victory, Fury extended his winning streak to 9-0.
“This is Drake’s fault” – Jake Paul on his loss to Tommy Fury
Jake Paul jokingly named rapper and musician Drake as the reason behind his loss to Tommy Fury.
Drake, who is known for gambling on fights, placed a whopping $400,000 bet (in Bitcoin) for ‘The Problem Child’ to emerge victorious via knockout.
If Paul had managed to come through on Drake’s bet, the musician would have gotten a payout of $1,440,000 worth of bitcoin.
Paul spoke about ‘Champagne Papi’s bet during the post-fight press conference and said he was now even with the Canadian rapper:
“F**k. This is Drake’s fault! Drake, bro. Why you do this to me? Nah. Nah, it’s- it’s my fault. But four hundred thousand is nothing to him so. He’s won a lot more money betting on me before so he’s probably about even now. Sorry, Drake. I’mma get that W in the rematch.”
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