Dave Portnoy Thought Jake Paul Was Going To ‘Kill’ Tommy Fury: ‘The Worst Prediction Of My Life’

The Barstool boss walks back his comments on Tommy Fury.

Fury Paul Fight
(via @espnringside - Instagram)

Dave Portnoy was ‘dead wrong’ when it came to Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury last weekend. 

Before the fight, the Barstool Sports founder was super confident in his prediction citing Paul would knock out and ‘kill’ Fury. Portnoy virally argued with Joe Rogan, saying that Fury was ‘not a real boxer’. 

‘I Was Wrong On Every Level’

Of course, Fury proved his doubters wrong on Sunday when he beat Paul by split decision. Portnoy has since taken ownership for his past criticism of ‘TNT’. 

“I essentially said I was never more confident of anything in my entire life than Jake Paul destroying Tommy Fury, knocking him out. I didn’t think Tommy Fury was a real fighter. I thought Jake Paul was gonna kill him,” Portnoy said on his Instagram. “On and on, I said, ‘Rogan, you’re a moron if you think that Tommy Fury’s a real boxer, somebody looked at me walking down the street, I’d be like Tommy Fury is a joke.

“I knew 30 seconds in, I was wrong… You actually have to be a man of integrity, honor, and I am that man today. I am dead wrong. I don’t know that I was wrong about Jake Paul, I was clearly wrong about Tommy Fury. [He was] way better than I thought. How good? I don’t know. I don’t know anything now. I can’t ever talk about boxing ever again with a degree of integrity. My reputation is in shambles. The only thing that is intact is that I literally popped my shoulder out, raising my hand saying, I am wrong. As wrong about Tommy Fury. I was wrong about this fight. I was wrong on every level.

‘I’ve Never Been More Wrong About Anything Ever’

Portnoy continued, declaring this as the worst prediction of his life. 

“As a leader of men I need to take accountability for the worst prediction of my life,” Portnoy added. “I’ve never been more wrong about anything ever. Tommy Fury proved me wrong. I didn’t think he had a shot in hell. @joerogan was right. We need more leaders in this country who will admit when they are a moron. Today I am that leader/moron. Credit to me for admitting that.” 

Published on February 27, 2023 at 12:58 pm
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