Jake Paul says he’s interested in Tommy Fury rematch instead of fighting KSI: ‘There are volatile tensions’

CLEVELAND, OHIO: Jake Paul followed in his brother Logan Paul’s footsteps and embarked on an adventurous career in boxing. But as he constantly engaged in fights, he quickly outgrew his brother and began to enjoy the sport.

Jake always draws a lot of criticism for his opponent selection. This makes sense considering most of his opponents were former mixed martial artist (MMA) competitors like Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, and Ben Askren.

He faced Tommy Fury, a British professional boxer, earlier this year. It’s interesting that he’s ready to face KSI next. But the fight never happened and KSI eventually had to fight Fury.

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Given that Fury defeated both opponents, many supporters believe that Paul and KSI will eventually face off to see who is superior. But Paul’s final statement refutes each of these arguments.

Potential rematch between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury

Emphasizing his “respect” for Tommy Fury, Jake Paul has expressed interest in a possible rematch. He made it clear, however, that fighting KSI was not what he wanted to do.

Although Paul is now preparing for a fight with professional boxer Andre August on December 15, he is still ready to face Fury again after their February fight, in which Fury won by split decision.

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - FEBRUARY 23: Jake Paul and Tommy Fury (R) face off during the Jake Paul vs Tommy match
Jake Paul (left) lost his boxing match to Tommy Fury in February 2023 (Getty Images)

Acknowledging the shocking aspect of their first meeting, during which Paul knocked Fury unconscious, he believes there is “unstable tension” between them.

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Their connection grew despite their initial hostile rivalry characterized by insults. This is due to the technical nature of their fight.

β€œHe won but I knocked him down, so it was a bit of a ‘I see you, you see me’ kind of thing. There are definitely still some unresolved tensions there, about who is the better man,” Paul said.

Paul chastised KSI for his dismal effort, even though Fury just declared a controversial unanimous decision victory over the Korean fighter.

Additionally, he said his current priorities do not include fighting with him.

Paul says he is ready to face whatever obstacles come his way and is still determined to achieve his goal of becoming world champion.

On the other hand, his brother gave him some sage advice on who he would face next.

Logan Paul’s Take on Jake Paul vs. Andre August

Fans are upset with the selection of Jake Paul’s opponent, Andre August, for his December 15 return in Orlando, Florida.

The criticism raises doubts because it implies that Jake chose a lesser known and inactive opponent.

Logan Paul expressed concern over the possible impact of a loss to August on Jake’s budding boxing career.

Logan stressed the importance of winning on his IMPAULSIVE podcast, considering the danger to Jake’s record and future goals.

Logan gave an explanation of Jake’s reasoning for choosing August.

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“To enhance his CV. He intends to offer fans a unique experience and establish himself as a legitimate boxer,” he said.

Logan nevertheless advised against the negative perception that could arise if Jake loses to a lesser-known opponent.

The danger of undermining Jake’s attempts to establish a lasting legacy in boxing is the source of concern.

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