Though people across the world are excited to watch Tommy Fury's showdown against Jack Paul, some have slammed the 'horrendous' atmosphere.
The anticipated boxing fight is taking place at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, tonight (26 February).
As the undercards stepped into the ring, a number of viewers weren't too impressed with the crowds at the venue.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "The atmosphere in the arenas in Saudi are worse than when they were in Covid times with no fans.
"There was more noise in @EddieHearns back garden."
Eerily quiet inside Diriyah Arena as Tommy Fury is forced to wait for Jake Paul’s ring walk#PaulFury pic.twitter.com/ySXuwh1PlG— Pro Boxing Fans (@ProBoxingFans) February 26, 2023
"I know Saudi is where the cash is but f**k me, atmosphere is horrendous," said another, while a third added, "Saudi Arabia is a poxy spot for a boxing card, always dirt atmosphere."
And a fourth chimed in: "The atmosphere of a library... I wanna hear sweet Caroline sung by 80,000 drunk Brits! #PaulFury."
But the comments didn't end there, as one person claimed there was 'zero atmosphere', with another stating: "The arena is half empty, and there's no atmosphere whatsoever."
They added: "Sounds like it's empty."
Despite the backlash, some people were supportive of the atmosphere generated by Tommy and Jake due to the anticipation that's been building in recent months.
One wrote: "Tommy Fury Jake Paul got that BIG fight atmosphere. The build up has been perfect."The duo will finally settle their differences tonight. Credit: Reuters/Alamy Stock Photo
The duo have already done their ring walks, meaning we're mere moments from finding out who is the reigning champion.
Both Jake and Tommy are unbeaten in their pro careers, and are determined to 'end' each other when they finally do come head-to-head, having blasted each other on social media for the past year.
In recent weeks, things have been heating up between the two camps, with Jake branding his opponent 'disrespectful' to some of the biggest names in boxing by not taking their fight seriously.
His dig arrived after Tommy didn’t show up to a press conference in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, with the Problem Child not taking into account the fact that his opponent had just become a dad.
Speaking of which, Tommy wore a touching tribute to his daughter Bambi by having her name brandished on his ring walk outfit. Cute.
The biggest night of his boxing life! 🔥
With Tyson by his side, Tommy Fury makes the walk to the ring to face Jake Paul 🥊#PaulFury | BT Sport Box Office ▶️ https://t.co/3OyKxNePSD pic.twitter.com/18IyNzvcLh— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) February 26, 2023
The younger brother of the world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is Jake’s first opponent to come from a boxing background.
As well as their reputations being on the line, during Thursday’s (23 February) press conference, Jake put forward a lucrative 'double or nothing' contract offer - although it's yet to be seen whether this will go through or not.
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