After tasting defeat for the first time in his career, Jake Paul has made his intentions clear and insisted that he will rematch Tommy Fury and attempt to avenge his split-decision defeat.
Just a week on from their grudge match, a second fight between the pair is apparently already in the works.
Tommy Fury did enough to win 76-73 on two of the judges scorecards, despite being deducted and point and being knocked down for the first time in his career, in the eight and final against Paul.
Although the majority of the boxing community agreed with the decision and felt Fury did enough to win, the controversial American reeled off reasons for a below-par performance after suffering defeat, as reported by Sky Sports.
“I felt flat – I got sick really bad twice in this camp, injured my arm. This wasn’t my best performance, but that’s no excuse.”
‘The Problem Child’ has stated he will activate his rematch clause and, according to Mike Coppinger, it now appears that talks are already in progress for the fight to take place in July.
‼️ The Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul rematch is reportedly being eyed for July. [According to @MikeCoppinger]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 6, 2023
News of a rematch will come as no surprise following the success of their initial fight, which reportedly did 775k pay-per-view buys.
After such a high pay day, the rematch has been welcomed by Team Fury, with the 23-year-old proclaiming that this was his first main event and if Paul wants a rematch, “bring it on”, in his post-fight interview.
The event was such a spectacle in the Middle East, no doubt Saudi Arabia will want to host the second instalment of this intriguing matchup.