YouTube star turned boxer, Jake Paul, believes his social media rival KSI was defeated on Saturday night in Manchester, where he dropped a six round decision to unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury.
Initially, the fight was scored as a majority decision for Fury - but later the outcome was changed to a unanimous decision when a scoring error was revealed. All three judges scored it 57-56 for Fury.
Back in February, Paul suffered his first career defeat as a boxer, when he dropped an eight round split decision to Fury.
Paul would later bounce back with a dominant decision win over MMA veteran Nate Diaz.
The fight between Fury and KSI was ugly and lacked the promised fireworks. There was an abundance of holding throughout the contest. Fury, frustrated with the holding, would eventually lose a point for hitting KSI to the back of the head.
Once the official decision was announced, KSI refused to accept the outcome and promised to appeal the verdict.
Paul was not surprised with KSI's reaction in the aftermath.
“I knew that, I expected that, this guy’s ego is out of control. Kicking and screaming, crying, stuttering, asking for an appeal. This guy is 30 years old acting like this, right? Take it like a man. Don’t be a sore loser. You lost. Tommy had a point deducted and you still lost," Paul stated.
“But I wasn’t impressed with either man. I thought Tommy fought way better against me, came in better prepared. Tonight he was flat footed, kind of awkward. And KSI was kind of good for one round in the first round and then got tired after that. But I still want to decapitate KSI. We have to finish what we started.”
Besides a potential grudge match with KSI, Paul is still very much interested in a rematch with Fury.
Based on what he witnessed on Saturday night, Paul feels very confident in his ability to get revenge.
“The Tommy Fury rematch is right there. Tommy’s gonna want that payday. Payday Tommy, payday. But knowing where I’m going, my improvement, my new team that I have, my new mindset and elevating every single day in the boxing gym," Paul said.
"What I saw from Tommy? I know in the rematch I’m going to beat that guy. I’m going to show you all how to take a loss, come back and win against Nate Diaz, and then win again when it’s time to put it all on the line. Respect to Tommy for remaining undefeated. And I’m excited to run that back as soon as we can.”