Aljamain Sterling Praises Jake Paul After Loss To Tommy Fury: ‘He Has Nothing To Hang His Head About’

"The Problem Child" has earned Aljo's respect despite his defeat to Fury.

Aljamain Talks Jake Paul
Aljamain Talks Jake Paul - Image Credit @jakepaul Instagram/ @FunkMasterMMA youtube
  • Aljamain Sterling shared his honest take on Jake Paul’s performance against Tommy Fury
  • “Funk Master” thinks “The Problem Child” still has a bright future in boxing

Aljamain Sterling doesn’t take away anything from Jake Paul despite “The Problem Child” being handed his first pro boxing defeat.

Nothing to be ashamed of

Speaking on his YouTube channel, the reigning UFC bantamweight champion said he commends Paul’s performance against Fury and there’s nothing he should be ashamed of. However, it was just clear that Fury was the better boxer that night.

“I enjoyed what he’s doing and the type of attention he’s trying to bring to combat sports so definitely commendable for that and with that being said, I think he has nothing to hang his head about. He fought a good fight. Tommy should have won in the sense of like I thought he was looking better. I think he is the better boxer, I think it’s the right decision but I think it was closer than what it actually said,” Sterling said of Paul.

Still in the game

Following Paul’s defeat, the narrative suggests that “The Problem Child” is done and his stock will definitely be hurt. For Sterling, Paul is far from done and though he hasn’t been showing some world-champion skills yet, the future could still be bright for the YouTuber.

“Jake Paul showed a lot of um promise I think he can definitely do some damage in the boxing world. [I’m] not saying he’s going to be Canelo, not saying he’s going to ever be a Floyd, not saying he’s gonna be an Amir Khan in terms of like his technique, [Errol] Spence, Gervonta Davis, but he can crack. He’s putting in the work and that’s very respectable,” Sterling assessed.

A different Paul spoke after the fight and admitted that he wasn’t at his best against Fury. As expected, the internet star is calling for a rematch as he remains confident he could bounce back stronger than ever.

Paul has ended his incredible unbeaten run and is now 6-1 as a pro. Fury, meanwhile, has maintained his flawless pro boxing record which has now improved to 9-0.

As for Sterling, he is set to defend his bantamweight title for the third time when he faces Henry Cejudo at UFC 288.

Published on February 27, 2023 at 12:11 pm
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