The official punch stats for Sunday night’s clash between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been released, and make for some interesting viewing.
Fury survived a point deduction and a final round knockdown to edge a split decision win over Paul, who was also docked a point earlier in the fight.
And the official Compubox numbers support the idea of a Fury win, with the Brit outlanding Paul in all eight rounds.
Fury's length and jab bothered Paul all fight. #PaulFurypic.twitter.com/fuTM5UBRlH
— CompuBox (@CompuBox) February 26, 2023
Fury landed 88 total punches to ‘The Problem Child’s 49, the jab proving to be a key weapon with which he scored 39 times to Paul’s 25.
The American was bested on power shots as well, only connecting with 24 as Fury landed over double that as he tagged Paul 49 times.
Despite the likes of Deontay Wilder claiming that Paul should have been awarded the decision, the Compubox numbers seem to indicate that the right man won in Saudi Arabia this past weekend.
After a long and heated build up that has spanned well over a year, the two young stars showed respect after the contest and embraced, putting to bed all the bad blood that had manifested.
There looks to be every chance the two young stars could do it all over again, with Paul telling media post fight that he intends to activate the rematch clause.
Fury, unsurprisingly, stated that he would be open to another dance with the brash YouTuber, and another career high pay day that would no doubt accompany it.
It remains to be seen long term whether Fury will return to more “traditional” boxing match ups in pursuit of a world title, or base himself solely in the crossover space where there are potentially more lucrative opportunities against lesser opposition.