Tommy Fury is confident he will get a knockout against Jake Paul in their rematch.
On February 26, Fury handed ‘The Problem Child’ his first professional boxing loss with a split decision (76-73 x2 and 74-75). It’ll be difficult for the former YouTuber to continue his fighting career with the same hype without avenging his loss to ‘TNT.’ Therefore, a rematch between the rivals is likely.
During the post-fight press conference, Fury had this to say about his win in Saudi Arabia:
“Take nothing away from Jake Paul – he’s a good, game lad. I’m pretty sure if we get it on again in the future, I’ll be able to stop him. I feel like in the fight, if I would have pressed him a little bit more, I could have got him out of there. But at the end of the day, what more can you ask for?”
Paul vs. Fury was a close fight that featured several twists and turns. Both fighters showed flashes of potential but also struggled to solidify themselves as legitimate prospects. ‘The Problem Child’ scored a knockdown in the last round, but ‘TNT’ was too far ahead on two judge’s scorecards.
Tommy Fury has won via split decision. Jake Paul has been silenced for the first time ever. pic.twitter.com/kQULcK0wXx
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 26, 2023
Tommy Fury believes his main event experience will pay dividends in a rematch against Jake Paul
Jake Paul had a rematch clause in his contract and plans to utilize the opportunity. Although ‘The Problem Child’ will have a chance to evolve, Tommy Fury is predicting a knockout win in their second fight. ‘TNT’ had this to say during his post-fight interview:
“At the end of the day, this was my first main event. The world was watching this fight. I have that experience behind me now. So when I go into another big dance like this, I’ll have this behind me and I’ll know how to cope with it. Having been in the ring with Jake once, I’m pretty sure I can get the stoppage next time.”
Fury’s split decision win advanced his professional boxing record to 9-0 with 4 KOs. ‘TNT’ has also reached an all-time high in popularity by taking out the former YouTuber. Only time will tell if the 23-year-old can end the rivalry in their future rematch.
Jake Paul doesn't agree with the decision and wants to run it back. He has a rematch clause. #PaulFurypic.twitter.com/dRfvgwYpI3
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) February 26, 2023
Watch Tommy Fury’s post-fight interview below:
Quotes provided by MMA Junkie.