Jake Paul ‘felt kind of flat’ in Tommy Fury loss, snubs KSI fight for rematch


A humbled Jake Paul is targeting a rematch with Tommy Fury over settling a grudge with fellow YouTuber KSI.

“KSI is yet to face a real opponent so we don’t even know what his skill level is,” Paul said, excluding his meeting with Logan Paul (an older influencer) after Fury’s split decision defeat in Saudi Arabia. It’s still an enormous fight. However, I will be returning for the rematch.

” I just spoke to Tommy in the hospital’s medical room and he was like “Let’s go. Let’s do this again.” So I think that that will be the focus first and foremost. I’m gonna prove that I can go and fight a better fight than I did tonight and get that W.”

Paul and KSI have traded verbal barbs over social media and interviews. Paul is reportedly bound by a Fury rematch clause that will allow him to fight again with Tyson Fury’s half-brother. Two judges gave the younger Fury the fight via 76-73 scores while one dissented for Paul by a tally of 75-74.

Paul stated that Fury’s lack of skill was more important than Fury’s energy in the ring.

” I believe he was really prepared and it was more a reflection on my performance than his being exceptional,” Paul stated. “I could not get my momentum moving like I wanted, and it made me feel kind of flat.

“I think he was exactly the fighter that I expected him to be. His combinations were what I thought were more remarkable. It was also a result of me not trying to fight the way I know .”


Fury landed 88 punches to Paul’s 49 over eight rounds in the cruiserweight bout. The British boxer also threw almost double the number of punches and edged Paul in power strikes landed, according to Compubox.

Immediately after the fight, Paul blamed his performance on a pair of illnesses and an arm injury suffered in training camp. As the crowd booed, he walked back his comments somewhat by taking responsibility for his loss, the first of his pro boxing career in 7 fights.

Paul was not able to land the right overhand that resulted in his greatest highlight reel clip. It saw him knock out ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley. Fury repeatedly ran him into his jab, and he was unable capitalize on a knockdown during the eighth round.

“I think that was a part of the reason it was tough for me to get my best shots going, just me setting them up,” he said. I don’t know why, but it just wasn’t there.

“Well, it happens. This was how I felt in my first Tyron Woodley fight. We went eight rounds and I felt flat. That fight was obviously a win for me, and I’m proud of it. But it does happen in sports sometimes, I suppose .”

Paul intends to return to the drawing boards for the rematch.

“I gotta go back and and look at the tape and really dissect it,” he said. But I do know that when I feel in flow, I am feeling great, I have an incredible night. This was not it. While I do not want to make excuses or sit around and complain, I am aware that I have the ability to be more .”