Jake Paul called his first profession nonaccomplishment successful a boxing lucifer connected Sunday a "humbling experience" aft judges called nan conflict Tommy Fury's triumph via divided decision.
But Paul was speedy to opportunity he will beryllium exercising his rematch clause.
"One 100 percent – let's tally it back," Paul said aft losing successful nan eight-round bout successful Saudi Arabia connected Sunday night.
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Jake Paul looks connected arsenic Tommy Fury taunts him during nan conflict astatine Diriyah Arena connected February 26, 2023, successful Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)
The lucifer went nan distance, pinch some boxers landing punches and tiring each different out. Paul was nan 1 that sewage Fury down connected nan canvas successful nan 8 information pinch a near jab, but Fury rebounded pinch immoderate dense hits earlier nan last doorbell rung.
TOMMY FURY DEFEATS JAKE PAUL BY SPLIT DECISION IN THRILLING BOXING MATCH
In nan end, judges scored nan conflict 75-74 Paul, 76-73 Fury and 76-73 Fury arsenic nan half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury remained undefeated astatine 9-0 pinch 4 knockouts successful his career.
Paul wasn't pleased pinch really he fought.
"It wasn’t my champion performance, but I lost. We’re not making excuses. I’m conscionable saying it wasn’t my champion performance. I felt a small flat, and for illustration I said, we’re going to travel backmost and get that W."
"All respect to Tommy. He won. Don’t judge maine by my wins, judge maine by my losses. I’ll travel back. I deliberation we merit that rematch. It was a awesome fight, a adjacent fight. I don’t cognize if I work together pinch nan judges. I sewage a 10-8 information twice. So, it is what it is."
Tommy Fury exchanges punches pinch Jake Paul during nan Cruiserweight Title conflict astatine Diriyah Arena connected February 26, 2023, successful Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Paul is now 6-1 successful his boxing career, though Fury was nan first existent boxer that he fought. Despite nan loss, galore deliberation Paul's expertise to clasp his ain successful nan ringing pinch Fury and needing judges to fig retired who won nan conflict will upgrade his position successful nan sport.
JAKE PAUL, TOMMY FURY MAKE HEFTY MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR WAGER AHEAD OF BOUT IN SAUDI ARABIA
Heading into this fight, Paul had only faced MMA fighters, including 47-year-old Anderson Silva successful October, a YouTuber and erstwhile NBA constituent defender Nate Robinson.
Fury's position successful boxing elevated arsenic well, pinch this being a main arena and him coming retired victorious. He had faced boxers pinch atrocious records earlier facing nan undefeated Paul, truthful his credibility was successful nan weeds. Not anymore aft his capacity successful Saudi Arabia.
Tommy Fury looks connected arsenic they participate nan arena during their ringing locomotion anterior to nan Cruiserweight Title conflict betwixt Jake Paul and Tommy Fury astatine Diriyah Arena connected February 26, 2023, successful Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)
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There was overmuch hype for almost 3 years starring up to nan fight, truthful we will spot conscionable really agelong Round 2 of this budding rivalry takes to get backmost successful nan ring.
Scott Thompson is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.