Jake Paul has reaffirmed his intentions to rematch Tommy Fury, and even publicly stated the date he has in mind for a second meeting.
Fury inflicted upon Paul the first defeat of his professional boxing career to date, when he emerged with a split decision victory at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia in February of this year.
In a social media post today, Paul confirmed he still intends to run it back with ‘TNT,’ citing next February as an early prospective date – whilst also mocking KSI for his lowball offers to the Brit.
“This clown [KSI] fought a 40 year old who hadn’t fought for 3 years and put a rehydration clause on him before elbowing him.
Now trying to squeeze Tommy. I elevated Tommy, my son is now worth a lot more than the $1.5M offers you making. Tommy, February we run it back.”
This clown…tried to fight Dildo Dan who has never boxed and put a rehydration clause on him. Fought a 40 year old who hadn’t fought for 3 years and put a rehydration clause on him before elbowing him. Now trying to squeeze Tommy. I elevated Tommy, my son is now worth a lot more… https://t.co/4SK85RctYV
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 6, 2023
Although Paul had initially stated his desire to immediately activate a contractual rematch clause, he elected to move in a different direction and will take on former UFC star Nate Diaz on August 5th.
Although Diaz competed at 155lbs and 170lbs during his MMA career, the bout with Paul will take place at a catchweight of 185lbs, the same weight ‘The Problem Child’ boxed Fury at.
Having trekked to Saudi Arabia for that fight, Paul returns home against Diaz, with the American Airlines Centre in Dallas playing host to the card which will be broadcast on streaming service DAZN.
In the meantime, Fury is looks most likely to face long time Paul foe KSI, and even faced off in the ring with the British YouTuber following his win over Joe Fournier last month.
According to KSI’s tweet a contract has been sent to Fury who is now a man in demand.