tommy anger told of his victory Jake Paul It felt like a world champion after winning a split decision to settle their animosity in Saudi Arabia.
The long-running feud at Diriyah Arena finally came to an end on Sunday evening after two previously scheduled matches were cancelled.
Determined to emulate his brother Tyson as a world champion, Fury counted standing for knockout in the final eighth-round – the British fighter claimed to have slipped – but had previously done enough on the judges’ cards to score a victory. .
Defending an undefeated 8-0 professional record, as well as taking on the newly made WBC Diriyah Belt with a victory over former boxer Paul from YouTuber, Fury will arguably earn a spot in the WBC halfweight rankings.
Speaking at the ringside published on BT Sport Box Office, Fury dedicates the victory to his girlfriend Molly-Mae The Hague and her newborn daughter Bambi.
“It’s the only thing that has consumed my life for the past two and a half years,” he said. “Tonight I created my own legacy. Molly, this fight was for you and for you, Bambi, I love you.
“I had a dream and vision that I would win this battle and no one believed me. I had the pressure on my shoulders and I overcame it. It’s a world title challenge for me – I worked hard for it. It was my destiny, we did it.”
It’s also been a lucrative evening run for Fury after his father John accepted two or nothing offers from Cleveland-born Paul at Thursday’s pre-fight press conference.
Fury then praised Paul and said he would be signing up for another match, adding: “This was my first main event. I’m just going to be stronger and bigger. If Jake wants a rematch, bring it. Jake Paul was a real fighter. He shot some good shots and was better than I thought.” much better.”
The defeat ends Paul’s perfect 6-0 record, which included matches against players like former NBA player Nate Robinson and MMA fighters Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley.
The 26-year-old actor said, “I felt flattered, I got sick and injured my arm twice in this camp. It wasn’t my best performance but I’m not making excuses and I will come back stronger.
“With all due respect to Tommy, he won. I deserve a rematch, I don’t know if I’m joining the referees. I’ve already won in life – I have a great family, great friends and I took it further than I thought.”