Jake Paul To Receive WBC Ranking If He Beats Tommy Fury In Upcoming Fight

Photo: Instagram/Jake Paul 

On February 26th, YouTuber Jake Paul will face off against Tommy Fury in an eight-round fight at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

If Jake Paul manages to defeat Tommy Fury, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has announced that he will be given a ranking by the World Boxing Council.

This news comes as a surprise to many, considering that Jake Paul has never fought a professional boxer during his three-year pro career, making it difficult to imagine him receiving a top 15 ranking at cruiserweight with the WBC.

Photo: Instagram/Jake Paul 

It is somewhat disappointing to think that a mediocre part-time fighter like Tommy Fury is the only opponent standing between Jake Paul and a ranking in the WBC's top 15.

It's like allowing a flag football team to join the NFL. For a fighter to receive a ranking by a sanctioning body, they must prove themselves against quality opposition, and Jake Paul has not done so during his career.

Even if Jake Paul manages to defeat Tommy Fury, he will not have faced anyone worthy of being ranked by the WBC at cruiserweight.

His previous wins have come against three MMA fighters, an ex-NBA player, and a social media influencer.

Tommy Fury is a British domestic-level fighter who has not faced anyone of note and is not considered to be a talented boxer.

The fact that Jake Paul will be ranked by the WBC if he wins the upcoming bout against Tommy Fury is confirmed by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.

He stated that Jake Paul deserves the opportunities that any other boxer has and has demonstrated punching power, improved skills, and a solid chin.

Jake has also enrolled in the VADA testing Clean Boxing Program, which is yet another strong reason to support his stance as a boxer.

If Jake Paul defeats one of the WBC's contenders, he may be taken more seriously as a boxer and considered worthy of a top 15 ranking by the organization.

However, as it stands, it is challenging to see him fitting into the WBC's top 15, considering his lack of experience fighting professional boxers.

In contrast, Tommy Fury does not appear to be taking his career as a professional fighter seriously.

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Source: Boxing News


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