Our resident boxing expert Rob Tebbutt looks ahead to this weekend’s headline bout in Saudi Arabia and gives us his pre-fight prediction.
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So, the waiting is over and we are just days’ away from seeing Jake Paul and Tommy Fury settle their differences inside the ring after nearly two years of to-and-fro across social media.
It’s fair to say that whether you like the two fighters or not, we are all looking forward to this fight.
You’ve got Jake Paul, the YouTuber and former Disney kid, who has fought other social media influencers, YouTubers, MMA fighters and basketball players going up against Tommy Fury, who, regardless of what you think about his career so far, is an actual boxer.
He is somebody who has put up his hands and held them in front of him for a long time now and let’s not forget, he carries the Fury name too – the brother of Tyson and the son of big John Fury.
He has been around boxing for many, many years and I feel that will give him the edge in this fight.
You can’t knock the work that Jake Paul has put in – he works hard every day out in Puerto Rico, in Las Vegas – working with top sparring partners and top trainers, but Tommy Fury has been in this game since he was a young lad.
He is maybe more known over here for being the Love Island star but there is no doubt he has that boxing pedigree, that boxing rearing, having lived and breathed fighting, whereas Jake has come into this world later in his life.
Whilst Tommy hasn’t maybe gone out and blasted his opponents out of late, what we have seen is that he has a decent jab, has good feet and has decent punching power. If he can keep himself in check, then those attributes should see him through.
Look, for all I have said, this is a well-matched novice fight between two fighters who are maybe at a similar level.
Admittedly Tommy Fury has the more extensive boxing background whereas Jake Paul has made himself a big name and a big attraction in recent years, but fundamentally they are both guys who don’t have a great deal of experience.
When it is like that then it is always going to be interesting. The stakes are very high in Saudi Arabia and it is going to make for a compelling matchup.
But for me, I think the value here has to be on Tommy Fury – you can get better than even-money (13/10) for him to win by any method.
I like Tommy Fury by Decision, and think he will get behind the jab and keep his opponent at the end of his lead right hand; you can get 4/1 on that, and I also think this fight is one that goes the full distance, which is priced at 4/5.
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