Tommy Fury moved up to rank 39 in the WBC after grudge match win over Jake Paul
WBC has given Tommy Fury an even bigger reward for his eight-round split decision win over Jake Paul by taking him to 39th place in the standings.
On February 26th, the highly anticipated grudge match between Tommy and Jake Paul, which has been in the works for two years, finally took place at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh. Two judges had it 76-73 for Fury, but the third had it 75-74 for Paul, giving Tommy the unanimous decision win.
Tommy Fury entered the WBC Cruiserweight World Rankings 📈 at No. 39 pic.twitter.com/TkEg3WFTMJ
— DAZN Boxes (@DAZNBoxing) March 15, 2023
Like the setup of the Main Event, the aftermath of the fight is fraught with debate. Many active and retired boxers have shared their thoughts on the Paul Fury fight. According to many, The Problem Child should have been the winner.
Since the WBC rankings were last updated, the topic has become even more heated, with many people believing that Tommy doesn’t deserve such a high rank for beating a YouTuber-turned-boxer.
📊 WBC Cruiserweight Rankings Update:
⬆️Tommy Fury #39
⬆️ Viddal Riley #40
– How would a fight between these two go? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/RUiNOCtgaE
– Youtube Boxing Records (YTBoxRec.com) (@YTBoxRec) March 15, 2023
How did Tommy Fury rise through the ranks?
The first professional boxing match Tommy Fury (9-0-0) ever competed in was a win over Jevgenijs Andrejevs at the Manchester Arena in 2018. Over the next four years he would go on to have eight more wins in the ring.
🚨”That should be me, right?”😅
Viddal Riley asks why Tommy Fury, WBC cruiserweight boxer ranked 39, wants to fight KSI and Salt Papi instead of him👀
Would you like to see Viddal vs Tommy?🤔 pic.twitter.com/x6kVPCzUcR
— SOCIAL ZONE (@socialzonepromo) March 15, 2023
The most successful year for the British boxer was 2021 in which he defeated three different opponents. Fury won victories over Scott Williams, Jordan Grant and Anthony Taylor over a six-month period.
TNT’ broke the winning streak of Daniel Bocianski (10-1-0) in 2022 and Jake Paul (6-1-0) to continue his unbeaten run in professional boxing. Despite lingering doubts about the experience of Fury’s ringside opponents, his recent triumphs are noticeably more impressive than his first seven.
Tommy Fury has entered the WBC cruiserweight rankings at No. 39 after defeating Jake Paul.
Viddal Riley also entered at #40 👀 pic.twitter.com/ovwyyTY8lJ
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunchPromo) March 15, 2023
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