Jake Paul had a somewhat contradictory post-fight interview after losing to Tommy Fury.
‘The Problem Child’ suffered his first professional boxing loss in a close split decision against Fury. The former YouTuber scored a knockdown in the last round, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the rounds won by ‘TNT.’ During his post-fight interview, Paul had this to say about losing:
“All respect to Tommy, he won. Don’t judge me by my wins, judge me by my losses. I’ll come back. I think we deserve that rematch. It was a great fight, a close fight. I don’t know if I agree with the judges. I got a 10-8 round twice, so it is what it is.”
Paul is a self-made millionaire that continues to succeed in different business ventures. Although the 26-year-old lost against Fury in Saudi Arabia, he reflected on his life by saying this in his post-fight interview:
“I’ve already won in life, I already won. I’ve won in every single way. I have an amazing family, amazing friends, amazing work ethic. I’ve made it farther than I ever thought that I would and beyond. This is definitely a humbling experience. I’ll take it on the chin, get back in the gym, and we can run it back because I think we put on an amazing show for the fans tonight.”
Paul has a smart team around him that ensures he’s getting the upper hand in his boxing career. As a result, the former YouTuber had a contingency clause for a rematch against Fury. If ‘TNT’ would have lost, there would be no rematch, but since ‘The Problem Child’ lost, there will most likely be a second fight between the rivals.
Watch Jake Paul directly after losing to Tommy Fury below:
Jake Paul reveals he was sick twice during his fight camp
It’s never easy for a professional fighter to lose for the first time. Jake Paul was convinced he’d never lose, making his defeat against Tommy Fury even more difficult. While doing his in-ring interview after the fight, ‘The Problem Child’ was asked about his training camp, and he had this to say:
“Honestly, I felt flat. I got sick really bad twice in this camp, injured my arm, so it wasn’t my best performance, but I lost. I’m not making excuses. I’m just saying it wasn’t my best performance. I felt a little flat, and like I said, we’re gonna come back and get that W. Don’t judge me by my wins, judge me by my losses. I’m gonna come back stronger.”
Fury was disrespected by Paul, fans, other fighters, and even promoters like Eddie Hearn. The 23-year-old boxing prospect overcame the adversity, changing his career for the better. With that said, ‘The Problem Child’ still has an opportunity to bounce back in a future rematch.
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