Love Island 2019 runner-up Tommy Fury made his much-anticipated US boxing debut on Sunday night, securing a win against Anthony Taylor in Cleveland, Ohio. He didn’t manage to get a knockout, but won the fight with a 40-36 decision, which took him to 7-0 in his career.
Tommy Fury dedicates win to Molly-Mae
Although they weren’t able to be with him on the night, Tommy dedicated his win to his father and his girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague, saying:
Dad, Molly, I wish you could be here tonight, but that was for you. We’re learning, we’re building, we’re gonna keep winning, and hopefully you can be here next time. I love you both.
Tommy’s girlfriend of two years and Love Island co-star Molly-Mae was clearly feeling proud as she watched the match on TV from the UK, sharing his dedication to her on her Insta story with crying faces and writing ‘GET HOME BOY.’
Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul
Meanwhile, Tommy’s long-time rival Jake Paul also won his match in the headline event of the night against Tyron Woodley. Tommy and Jake have been feuding for months. Tommy previously vowed to ‘break every single bone in [Jake’s] face’ after the YouTube star shared screenshots that appeared to show Molly-Mae sliding into his DMs.
After Sunday’s fight, Tommy once again called on Jake to face him in the ring, saying:
Jake Paul should have an easy night then so he’s got no excuses on not taking the fight. Let’s get it on Jake Paul. I have done my bit, you do your bit right tonight, and we’ll get it on. It should be easy like I said I just went four rounds with his sparring partner, jump in the ring, it should be no test at all.