Fight result: There were no scorecards for the exhibition. I have it scored a draw, which is fitting for this nonsense.
Pre-fight update: Turns out this co-main event is just an exhibition so we won’t get official scorecards. We’re still here to score it for you!
The boxing world gets a rare Sunday card this weekend, with Floyd Mayweather and Deji topping it with an exhibition bout in the United Arab Emirates. While that fight means nothing, there are some fights on the card that offer the competitors more than just a few bucks.
Tommy Fury and Rolly Lambert will meet in a six-round cruiserweight bout. The card starts at 1 p.m. ET and the main event is expected to get going closer to 4 p.m. If Fury-Lambert ends up being the final fight of the undercard, it will likely get going around 3 p.m.
Fury was set to face Paul Bamba in a light heavyweight bout. Fury weighed in north of the weight limit but then was claiming an agreement that would allow for that. Bamba said he wasn’t aware of an agreement and eventually said the fight was off. Lambert was added after the weigh-in snafu and it would appear this bout will actually happen.
Fury is 8-0 and looking to build something of himself outside of half-brother Tyson Fury’s shadow. Tommy last fought in April and won a six-round points decision over Daniel Bocianski on the undercard of Tyson’s fight against Dillian Whyte. Tommy had been slated to fight Jake Paul last December, but a bacterial chest infection and broken rib forced him to withdraw.
Bamba was 5-2 and a tomato can for Tommy to look good against, but this might be a little more difficult now. Lambert is 15-1-1 and holds the WBC Asian and WBA Asian cruiserweight titles. He last fought less than three weeks ago, beating Chaloemporn Sawatsuk via unanimous decision after a ten-round bout.
Although it appears this bout is fully sanctioned as a pro fight, DraftKings Sportsbook is not offering odds. Nonetheless, we’ll have live results with round-by-round scoring across however many rounds this lasts.
Tommy Fury vs. Rolly Lambert round-by-round results
Round 1: Lambert 10-9
Fury appeared to throw slightly more punches, but Lambert was more effective with what he threw. Fury was hitting Lambert’s arms and gloves more than anything, while Lambert was landing some jabs.
Round 2: Lambert 10-9
Neither fighter did much this round, spending much of it circling and showboating a bit. Lambert landed jabs a bit more, but it wasn’t remotely consistent. Jake Paul is providing some analysis in the announcer’s booth and is mostly yelling at Tommy that he is no good. It’s more entertaining than the actual fight.
Round 3: Fury 10-9
Fury did a little bit more in this round, but it was still a lot of dancing without much landing. Lambert has been sort of tapping Fury on the head more often than throwing serious punches.
Round 4: Fury 10-9
I guess Fury landed things a little more this round. The crowd has been booing for two rounds now and it’s a reasonable response. Both fighters are acknowledging the booing, but neither is doing anything to entertain the crwod.
Round 5: Lambert 10-9
Jake Paul: “This is a waste of my time.” I think that sums this up pretty well. you could score these either way at this point. And really, you could score any of these rounds either way.
Round 6: Fury 10-9