Jake Paul’s Challenge to Mike Tyson: A Rematch Request After KSI Controversy


Jake Paul has told Tommy Fury to “sign the contract” – suggesting a bitter rematch could be on the cards.

Fury maintained his unbeaten record by beating YouTuber KSI on points in Manchester on Saturday night. It was an unconvincing performance by the Love Island favourite, with the judges giving him the victory by majority decision (two scores of 57-56 and one of 57-57).

Pro boxer Fury insisted he was “done with this crossover s***” and wants to take on more serious fights. Yet Paul looks set to tempt Tyson Fury’s younger brother by offering him a lucrative rematch – eight months on from their scrap in Saudi Arabia.


Fury won that contest by split decision, but Paul believes he’s good enough to get his revenge after scoring a knockdown. There could also be a fight between Paul and KSI, with the American calling his British rival a “sore loser” after Saturday night’s entertainment.

Paul made his feelings known on a rematch with Fury by uploading a video to his Instagram story of boxing legend Mike Tyson saying: “Sign the contract big boy, sign the contract.” Paul tagged Fury in the post, which was uploaded after Saturday night’s fight.

Fury, who now boasts a 10-0 record, was asked about the possibility of another money-spinning fight with a YouTuber immediately after his narrow win against KSI. He said in the ring: “A lot went on in the build-up. I’m done with this crossover s***.”


But Fury then called out Paul and his brother Logan, who defeated Dillon Danis on the undercard to KSI vs Fury. The farcical grudge fight ended with Danis being disqualified for using an MMA move. “Any of the Pauls want it, I welcome it with open arms,” said Fury.


Yet there could be a rematch between Fury and KSI after their close bout. Speaking to DAZN, KSI described Saturday night’s result as a “robbery” and will appeal the decision. He said: “I understand the Fury name. I won it. It’s outrageous.

“Minus a point as well. I landed the cleanest shots. He couldn’t get any jabs off. I was bang on the money. How!? Double jabs on. I don’t know what he did. Fury landed 12 punches the whole fight and he won it? I f****** hate losing man.”

Fury’s dad John has admitted the judge’s verdict could’ve gone eight way. “If he’d of got the decision, they’d have been no qualms from me,” he told Boxing Social. “They both had a go didn’t they and that’s what it is. But don’t forget, they’re only novices aren’t they.”


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