Jake Paul has a rematch clause and he intends to use it. The YouTuber suffered the first loss of his career in the eight round boxing match with Tommy Fury last month.
But Jake Paul wants another crack at Fury and the fight could take place in July. Speaking immediately after the fight he said,
We can have a rematch. I think we deserve that rematch.
For his part Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain this week and said that,
The rematch is something I definitely want because I think in the rematch I will stop him. You know (in) the first fight I had never been in eight rounds before, so you’re a little bit tired but now I’ve been in the ring with him once, I know what to expect.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 2, 2023
Running it back
Now details are slowly starting to emerge about what the rematch could potentially look like. It seems that Fury might be unable to compete in the US due to his family’s connection to fugitive drug lord Daniel Kinahan.
Kinahan, who was Tyson Fury’s adviser, has been sanctioned by the American government who have put out a $5 million USD reward for information leading to his arrest. Last year Tommy Fury was stopped at the airport in London and told he would not be allowed to travel to the US for a press conference.
The first fight took place at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. It seems that this venue is the frontrunner to host the rematch with July penciled in as the probable date.
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Jake Paul is entitled to feel he finished the first fight the stronger after knocking the Englishman down in the final round. It wasn’t enough to earn him the decision win with two of the three judges scoring the contest for Tommy Fury.
Fury was upset about the referee giving him a ten count, he was adamant that it was a slip and he never looked to be hurt. The reality TV star clearly feels he would fare better in the rematch.
For his part Jake Paul does not believe he performed to his potential and has cited a series of somewhat bizarre excuses. A rematch is in the works and it seems Saudi Arabia is in pole position to be the venue.