Tommy Fury missed out on £4 million bonus from Jake Paul fight
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Tommy Fury missed out on a bonus totalling nearly £4 million from his grudge match against Jake Paul.
Don't go getting your tiny violins out just yet, as the 23-year-old boxer is still earning an absolute fortune for his victory.
Unless you've been on a social media hiatus over the past couple of days, you will know know that Fury beat his long-time rival on Sunday night (26 February).
The pair finally settled their differences when they stepped into the ring at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia following a two-and-a-half-year long feud.
Although Paul talked the talk, ultimately the judges decided after their eight-round fight that Fury was the reigning champ.
It wasn't surprising for the fans, although it was in the sense that the 26-year-old influencer was the more visibly confident of the two.
In fact, Paul was so sure he was going to win, he proposed a huge bet just a few days before their bout.
Speaking at their press conference, the YouTuber-turned-boxer attempted to call Fury's bluff, offering to give his purse a huge boost.
"I think we make a deal - if you win, I'll pay you double what I'm paying you already," Paul explained.
"But if I win, I take everything that I'm paying you. Deal or no deal, seeing as you're so confident?"
Although Fury appeared apprehensive at first, they shook hands after his dad Big John Fury stepped in to agree to the wager.
In a face-to-face interview aired last Friday (24 February), Paul handed the contract to his adversary, who said he'd take it to his legal representatives and promised to sign it.
But just before the anticipated showdown took place, the 'Problem Child' claimed Fury's side had gone 'silent as a mouse', alleging that the contract was yet to be signed.
Now that the fight is over and done with, it appears the 'double or nothing' deal didn't go through, meaning Fury's missed out on a massive bonus.
According to Sports Zion, the younger brother of Tyson Fury earned a $2 million (£1.6 million) purse, as well as 35% of the pay-per-view share, plus a $1 million (£825k) performance bonus for winning.
This means that he took home a total of approximately £4 million.
But had he signed the dotted line, Paul would've had to pay him double - in other words, that's £4 million down the drain.
All that being said, Fury's still got a massive paycheque coming his way - and no doubt the glory he's enjoying from beating his longtime rival is priceless.
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