Jake Paul joked that his loss to Tommy Fury was a result of the Drake curse after the rapper bet $400,000 that he’d knock out Fury at Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Paul reacted to Drake’s sizable bet while speaking with reporters after the match. Fury ended up winning by a split decision (74-75, 76-73, 76-73).

“F–k. This is Drake’s fault,” Paul said in a sarcastic tone. “Drake, bro, why did you do this to me?” From there, he apologized to the Toronto rapper for letting him down. “It’s my fault,” he admitted. “$400,000 is nothing to him. He has won a lot more money betting on me before. He’s probably about even now.” Paul also hinted at a rematch with Fury, adding, “Sorry, Drake. I’ll get that W in the rematch.”

Jake Paul Vs. Tommy Fury

British reality TV star Tommy Fury fights against US YouTuber Jake Paul during a boxing match held at Diriyah in Riyadh on February 27, 2023. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Drake and Paul have interacted multiple times over the years. Back in 2021, he revealed on his brother Logan’s podcast that the rapper DM’d him after one of his fights. “Drake DM’d me last night,” he said on the Impaulsive podcast. “[It was] one of the best moments of my life. He says, ‘You’re a demon crow, wow. How much you make for a one-minute set tonight?’” Then, in 2022, Paul shared a picture with Drake while welcoming in the new year.

As for the rest of his comments after the fight, Paul also confirmed that he’s interested in a rematch. “All respect to Tommy, he won,” he said. “Don’t judge me by my wins, judge me by my losses. We deserve that rematch. I don’t know that I agree [with the scorecards]. I got a 10-8 round twice. … So, this is definitely a humbling experience. I’ll take it on the chin and we can run it back.” Importantly, Paul had a rematch clause included in his deal for the fight, meaning if he wants one, he should get it. Stay tuned for news on Fury vs. Paul II.

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