Jake Paul’s £200,000 tattoo promoting alcohol company ‘VANISHES’ in fight with Tommy Fury, as eagle-eyed fans spot vodka bottle ink is no longer on American’s right arm
- The YouTuber-turned-boxer stepped into the ring for hotly-anticipated bout
- Jake Paul defeated by Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia on Sunday by split decision
- Had been paid a small fortune prior to the fight for a tattoo on his right arm
A tattoo for which Jake Paul was paid £206,000 to get prior to his fight with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia on Sunday night appeared to have disappeared by the time he stepped into the ring.
Paul, upon completing his pre-fight training camp in Dubai around 10 days prior to the bout, was visited by British DJ Charlie Sloth.
Sloth, who co-owns the company Au Vodka alongside Charlie Morgan, challenged the YouTuber-turned-boxer to get a tattoo of the blue raspberry bottle on his right arm in exchange for the small fortune.
Paul – already a heavily-tattooed man – duly accepted the challenge and a video was posted to YouTube last week showing the two men on a rooftop in Dubai, sipping at the drink in question while a tattoo artist went to work on Paul’s right-arm.
Having gained a fair amount of traction in the days leading up to the fight, fans were expecting to see Paul emerge into the ring with the tattoo displayed proudly.
Jake Paul’s right arm was remarkably shorn of the ink he had been paid a sum for a few days prior
The YouTuber-turned-boxer was defeated by Tommy Fury on split decision in Saudi Arabia
The tattoo which had been filmed being inked onto Paul’s arm was not there during the fight
However, eagle-eyed viewers noted the lack of ink on his right arm, leading many to speculate as to where it had gone – or whether it had been real in the first place.
‘Tommy Fury must have given one hell of a punch last night… His tattoo fell off,’ one joked on social media.
Another joked: ‘Imagine being hit that hard, your AU Vodka ‘tattoo’ falls off.’
Another noted the similarities between Paul’s label tattoo and what actual labels do, writing: ‘Jake Paul’s tattoo did the exact same thing the labels on their bottles do, insane attention to detail in my opinion.’
Jake Paul, what happened to your Au Vodka tattoo last night? It just disappeared,’ another queried.
In the video, a tattoo artist can be seen outlining the pattern onto Paul’s arm. The internet sensation then jokes he would have done it for free, owing to his affection for the former Radio 1Xtra DJ.
Paul ended up losing the bout to Fury 75-74, 73-76, 73-76 by split decision. He appeared to disagree with the judges’ assessment of the fight, saying he would be back to defeat Fury in the rematch.
It remains to be seen if there is now another instalment of the Fury-Paul rivalry to expect
Drinking in Saudi Arabia is strictly prohibited, with the country possessing some of the most stringent rules on such – even in the Arab world.
The country prohibits the manufacturing, sale, possession and consumption of alcohol, with contravening on those laws punishable by a range of measures.
In 2015, it was reported that a British man named Karl Andree, 74 at the time, had been held in prison for a year after being arrested by the Saudi religious police for being caught with homemade wine.
He was spared more than 300 lashes on account of his ill-health and age.