John Kavanagh, the coach of Conor McGregor, has weighed in on Jake Paul’s split decision loss to Tommy Fury this past weekend.
In a bout labeled ‘The Truth’, Paul took on Fury in the main event of a card held in Saudi Arabia. The pair had been locked in a rivalry for some time. After multiple fight cancelations, they were finally able to settle their beef inside the squared circle.
The two cruiserweights went the distance, with ‘TNT’ being given the nod on the two of the three judges’ scorecards for a split decision.
Throughout the fight, both men had their moments. Fury was able to demonstrate his fighting pedigree by outlanding ‘The Problem Child’ in every round. Paul did have the most decisive moment of the fight, however, as he dropped Fury in the final frame with a stiff jab. Ultimately, that wasn’t enough to clinch the victory.
Reacting to the fight, John Kavanagh was unsure which fighter should be congratulated. The Straight Blast Gym (SBG) head coach also questioned what the four boxing kings (Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard) would have made of the spectacle.
He wrote on Twitter:
“Who do you congratulate? The 5-0 pro who narrowly beat a guy who is only boxing a couple of years or the YouTuber narrowly losing to an undefeated pro? I guess they made a lot of money so congratulations to both. I wonder what the 4 kings would make of his era.”
Jake Paul addresses KSI and reflects on his loss to Tommy Fury
British YouTube star KSI has slowly been building his boxing resume in recent years and has regularly stated that a fight with Jake Paul is at the top of his list.
Whilst Paul has always been open to the idea of facing KSI, his recent loss to Tommy Fury looks like it has pushed a potential clash with the 29-year-old back further.
Jake Paul sat down with the press following his split decision loss to ‘TNT’ this past weekend and stated that he’s already looking forward to the rematch. Their contract contains a rematch clause, which ‘The Problem Child’ looks likely to trigger after stating that facing off against Fury once again is his focus:
“I think I gotta go get this one back and KSI is yet to fight a real opponent, so we don’t even know his actual skill level. But obviously that is still a massive fight, but I’m gonna go back for this rematch. I just talked to Tommy back in the medical room and he’s like, ‘Let’s go, let’s do it again,’ and he’s down for it. So, I think 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.”
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