The rematch between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will take place in July of this year, according to a report by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
‼️ The Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul rematch is reportedly being eyed for July. [According to @MikeCoppinger]
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Paul and Fury met last Sunday, February 26th, in Abu Dhabi, after the fight was postponed twice due to problems entering the United States and an injury to Tommy. In the fight, the Briton won via split decision by scorecards of 76-73, 74-75 and 76-73, even though Paul sent him to the canvas in the right round.
Although “The Problem Child” accepted the loss from Fury, he said that he got sick during the preparation and did not feel 100% during the match. Following the bout, the two entertained the idea of a rematch.
“I was sick for four weeks of this nine-week camp,” Paul said after the loss, “jet lagged for another week. What’s p***ing me off is that it had nothing to do with him. He wasn’t that great at all. I think Anderson Silva was tougher than him.” [H/T Sportskeeda]
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The winner of this clash was going to enter the WBC cruiserweight rankings and, in addition, there was a special belt up for grabs.
“I felt deflated, got sick two more times, injured my arm and didn’t do my best,” the American went on, “I am sure of one thing, I will come back and get that victory.”
Recently, Paul revealed that they sold just over half a million Pay Per Views, so an immediate rematch makes sense for both of them.
Prior to the fight, Tyson Fury recommended to his brother to continue generating large amounts of money fighting YouTubers or some other personalities, instead of going for a world championship.
“I think if Tommy wins, he should have a rematch or keep fighting these YouTubers and these types of people to make more and more money,” the heavyweight champion said. “His legacy is not in jeopardy.”