Tommy Fury has full faith that he would win more conclusively if he fought Jake Paul in a rematch.
On February 26th, 2023, Fury (9-0) conquered Paul (6-1) via a split decision in the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia, and this was the first time Paul tasted defeat.
Fury was confidently dominating the match until Paul managed to score a knockdown in round 8, making the scorecards tighter.
However, Fury believes that if he had increased the pressure, he could have ended the fight.
“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,” Fury
Despite having walked away in defeat, it was not all doom and gloom for Paul. In a post to his Instagram stories, in which he jokingly expressed his sorrow at losing, he reminded himself of the sum he was apparently paid.
Reports estimate that Paul earned a combined total of $8.1 million between his purse and 65% of the revenue from PPV buys, but he claims to have made a whopping $30 million. This is not the first time we have heard exaggerated claims from the YouTube sensation turned professional boxer.
Jake Paul on Instagram the day after his defeat to Tommy Fury…
[🎥 @JakePaul] pic.twitter.com/4tj7rMDQXY
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 27, 2023
Conversely, Fury got $4 million.
Paul has expressed his willingness to have a rematch with Fury since he thinks he has the necessary weapons to gain victory, despite his lackluster defeat.
“All respect to Tommy, he won, and you know, 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.
“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 flat. But like I said, we’re going to come back and get that W.”