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Fake fight: Was Jake Paul v Tommy Fury scripted?

Jake Paul v Tommy Fury is all anyone has been talking about for months. Now it’s finally over, what’s next? Turns out many are questioning the validity of the fight and are calling the boxers forward to address rumors it was fixed.

On February 26th, Tommy Fury beat Jake Paul with an eight-round split decision. But don’t feel bad about Jake Paul unless you bet over him. The truth is both fighters will earn millions from this much-hyped fight. But how much money are we talking about? Here’s all you need to know about this thrilling fight that definitely made history in both fighters’ careers!

Who is Jake Paul?

Jake Paul is an American YouTuber, actor, entrepreneur, and rapper. He rose to fame after his participation in the Vine platform as well as playing Dirk Mann on Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark show. He is also the creator of Team 10, a social media marketing group for content creators. His YouTube channel has over 20 million subscribers and his videos have accumulated more than 5 billion views. Jake Paul has been known for controversial behavior and for publicly criticizing fellow YouTubers.

Jake Paul has been criticized for his involvement in several controversies, both online and in the entertainment industry. They range from hosting parties during the COVID-19 pandemic to public feuds with fellow YouTubers such as RiceGum, Logan Paul, FaZe Banks, and Tana Mongeau. He also had a restraining order placed against him by an ex-girlfriend for domestic violence, although it was later dropped. In 2019 he was evicted from his home after neighbors filed suit due to disturbances caused by loud music and fans gathering outside.

Before Sunday’s fight, Paul compiled a 6-0 record, although numerous opponents of him are not the best-qualified ones, he had also fought against important MMA stars. Both boxers were highly prepared, yet, is undeniable that Fury was a tougher test for Paul. Both fighters have one foot in social media and the other one in boxing, it is just that the proportions are different. 

Who is Tommy Fury?

Tommy Fury is a British boxer and reality television star. He is best known for making it to the final of Love Island in 2019, where he met and subsequently started dating fellow contestant Molly-Mae Hague. Molly & Tommy have recently welcomed a baby girl called Bambi and dedicated his fight to Jake Paul to his newborn daughter.

Fury is also an undefeated professional boxer who has won all four of his fights since turning pro in March 2019. He is the brother of renowned heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, although his style differs from his more successful brother, as he prefers to fight with speed and agility rather than being a slugfest fighter.

Believe it or not, at least in the UK, Tommy Fury is more known for his presence at the reality show Love Island than for his boxing career! So the two fighters still have a path to keep following both social media & boxing careers.

Fake fight

A leaked “script” began circulating on social media about the Jake Paul v Tommy Fury fight. Promoters quickly confirmed to Sportsmail that the document was fake and that there was no truth behind claims that the fight outcome had been pre-planned. 

As reported in the Daily Mail, multiple parts of the script were proven to be fake due to how the actual fight played out including the competitors’ walkout music. “In round one, it claimed that ‘the fighters start off cautiously, circling each other and throwing jabs. Jake Paul lands a solid left hook, but Tommy Fury responds with a quick right hand’. While it is hard to say the description is conclusively false, it is nonetheless vague and Fury came out on top from the opening round, which the script fails to suggest. 

“In round two, the ‘script’ predicted that ‘Tommy Fury takes control of the fight, landing several combinations to Jake Paul’s body. Paul seems to be struggling to find his rhythm, and the crowd starts to get restless.’”

It’s easy to see why many were so quick to believe the script was genuine and have called into question whether or not these boxing matches are just a money-making scheme. 

Do you think Jake Paul v Tommy Fury was fake? Let us know in the comments.

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