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Tommy Fury won't have to change his name after beating Jake Paul

Tommy Fury won't have to change his name after beating Jake Paul

Tyson Fury suggested that his brother should change his name if he lost the match

Tommy Fury will be pleased to know that he's no longer expected to change his name by brother Tyson after tonight's fight against Jake Paul.

The ultimatum came from WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, who told his younger brother that he'd have to change his name from 'Fury' and retire from boxing all together if he lost to ex-YouTuber Jake Paul.

Fury and Paul fought at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia this evening (February 26) - a fight that had been put off for two and a half years by Fury following a series of medical issues and visa problems that prevented the British boxer from going head-to-head with the American online personality-come-boxer.

But thankfully, Fury managed to scrape in a win against his opponent after eight rounds and claimed the prize money, bagging himself a WBC title and retaining his family title (which is probably more important to him, let's face it!)

Tommy Fury managed to take home the glory in his boxing match against Jake Paul.
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Online sensation and one-half of the Paul brothers, Paul entered the world of professional boxing fairly recently and, after winning a fight against Tyron Woodley, he expressed his desire to square up against a 'proper' boxer in the ring for his next fight.

This resulted in him calling on the younger Fury brother to see what he was really made of.

Once Tyson found out about the fight that was brewing between the pair, he said that the match between his brother and Paul would be a 'spectacle' and insisted that Tommy won against the YouTuber to live up to the family hame and keep ahold of the world champion title.

Prior to the fight, Tyson told Boxing Social: "If Tommy can't splatter Jake Paul, I'll retire him from boxing myself.

Tyson told his younger brother that he'd have to change his name if he lost a fight to a YouTuber.
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"If he can't beat Jake Paul, forget about boxing. Because he's got ambitions of being a world champion, never mind beating some YouTube guy."

The rather intense ultimatum meant that the younger of the Fury brother would have to forfeit his name if he didn't live up to his older brother's expectations and pummel Paul in the ring.

"It's a great fight to watch, it's a spectacle. But Tommy – his name's Fury. If he can't beat Jake Paul, I'll have to change his name."

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Topics: Tommy Fury, Tyson Fury, Jake Paul, Boxing, YouTube, Sport