Tommy Fury will be officially ranked by the WBC following his big win over Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia.
Fury eked out a close win against Paul, earning a split-decision victory to improve his professional record to 9-0.
Despite losing the eighth and final round 10-8, Fury got the judges’ nod. He not only claimed the biggest win of his budding career, but also a world ranking.
Tommy Fury celebrates his win over Jake Paul. Image: Alamy WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said ‘TNT’ will be added to the rankings of the cruiserweight division. That’s despite the unbeaten Brit previously fighting at light-heavyweight.
“Well, the new ranking will come next week and, yes, he will be ranked,” Sulaiman revealed. “The WBC has 40 fighters ranked per each division. And what I said personally was that the winner would be ranked, and I didn’t mention any number at all, any position at all.
“So, the rankings committee will meet over the beginning of the month and make the assessment.”
A world ranking for Fury sets up bigger fights in the future, but a rematch against Paul could be on the cards.
Speaking to his brother, Logan, he said: “I was sick for four weeks out of this nine-week camp and the was travelling, jet-lagged for another week of that.
“That’s what’s p***ing me off the most, it had nothing to do with him, it had everything to do with me.
“He wasn’t that great at all, I think Anderson [Silva] was tougher than him and I figured out that puzzle. He threw a lot of punches, that was his biggest thing.”