Jake Paul laughs at critics, $30 million richer after loss to Tommy Fury
By Jake Tiernan: Jake Paul laughed at his haters, letting them know that he raked in $30 million from his loss to Tommy Fury last Sunday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The $30M that the 26-year-old influencer Jake Paul significantly adds to his exciting $40 million net worth in a single night, which is all the more reason for him to press ahead for a rematch with Tommy.
Jake (6-1, 4 KOs) has received pure hate from his critics since losing a questionable eight round split decision against the professional cruiserweight boxer Tommy Fury (9-0, 4 KOs), the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Should Jake forget about Tommy Fury rematch?
The tough part for Jake Paul is to find a way to sell a second fight against Tommy because he’s going to be the one that does most of the marketing of the fight. Tommy has the personality of a turnip, and he’s totally useless for promotional purposes.
Jake needs to decide whether it’s smart to use Tommy Fury a second time because he lacks charisma and doesn’t possess the showmanship to make a rematch between them into a huge mega-bout that will bring him another $30 million.
Tommy was more or less just there for the ride during the entire promotion for last Sunday’s fight. The only thing Tommy contributed to the build-up was his last name, Fury. The trash talk that Tommy did failed to attract nearly the same amount of attention as what Jake was saying.
Jake Paul on Instagram the day after his defeat to Tommy Fury…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 27, 2023
Paul vs. Fury was “boring”
“It did not. It was relatively boring,” said Stephen A. Smith to ESPN’s First Take when asked if Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight delivered excitement. “They both showed youth in this profession.
“Tommy Fury was in his ninth fight, and Jake Paul was in his seventh,” Stephen A continued. “They both have potential; there is no doubt about that.
“I applaud Jake Paul more than most people because he showed boxers that you don’t need to be at the mercy of promoters in order to put on an event and potentially make money for yourself.
“The game of boxing and the sport of boxing is hurt by two things. #1, people are not getting the fights they want to see, period, or we’re not getting the fights we want to see when we want to see them.
“So the fact that Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been going back and forth talking smack to one another, but we got this fight. I applaud both of them for doing so. I think they both have potential.
To all my young fans, I love you. Don’t be saddened by my loss. Life is full of ups and downs. You just have to learn from your failures and come back better. Hard work, hard work, hard work. I will be back.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) February 27, 2023
“I like Jake Paul a lot. I just think they both showed that they’re relatively inexperienced fighters, and we could see that with this fight, but Jake Paul lost this fight. Tommy Fury did outbox him because Jake Paul wasn’t active enough.
“He was looking to hurt Tommy with every single punch. He was clearly looking for the knockout as opposed to going out there and showing people he could box.
“Tommy Fury was more active. He never hurt Jake Paul. He was throwing a lot more punches, though, and he was more active, and because of that, he deserved to win the fight.
“I’m not less impressed,” said Stephen A. when asked if he’s less impressed or more impressed that Jake Paul proved that he could hang with a real boxer.
“I would say that I expected more from him because I didn’t expect him to go out there just looking for the knockout. I expected him to put his punches together and ultimately hurt Tommy.
“He wasn’t throwing nearly as many punches as he should have, in my estimation,” said Stephen A about Jake Paul. “He should have been far more active and far more aggressive, considering the fact that Tommy isn’t really known to be a power puncher.
“He could box a little bit, and he has some power, but he isn’t really known to be a puncher that we’ve seen Jake Paul be, albeit against basketball players and former UFC fighters.
“In the end, what it comes down to is Jake Paul obviously has the rematch clause. I don’t care to see it,” said Smith when asked if he wanted to see the Tommy vs. Paul rematch. “Jake Paul has some power; he can put you to sleep. If he puts his boxing skills together, look out,” said Stephen A.
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