Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury

Let’s face it, many boxing fans were thrilled by the results of Sunday’s bout between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul.

Fury defeated Paul in an eight-round, split decision in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, handing the YouTube star his first defeat as a boxer. Officials scored the fight 74-75, 76-73, 76-73 in Fury’s favor. A majority of the fans in attendance were also cheering for Fury.

Paul, the YouTube star-turned-fighter, entered the fight with a 6-0 mark, with four knockouts. With each win, the number of detractors cheering against him seemed to grow. Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight great Tyson Fury, entered the bout unbeaten at 8-0 and posed the stiffest challenge yet to Paul.

Immediately after the fight, both fighters agreed to a rematch.

Boxing fans had a wide range of reactions to the Fury-Paul results.

[Photo credit: MVP/ESPN +PPV]

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