Jake Paul says he's 'emotionally hurt' after Tommy Fury handed him his first ever boxing loss
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Jake Paul has admitted he is 'emotionally hurt' after losing his long-anticipated boxing match against Tommy Fury.
The fight took place last week and while 23-year-old Fury now has bragging rights - alongside a hefty pot of prize money and a WBC title - Paul was left with devastated after losing the match.
The 26-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer has since taken to social media to share with his fans the emotional toll the fight has had on him.
After eight action-packed rounds, Fury emerged as the champion and claimed the $1 million prize money.
And the winning earnings didn't stop there for the father-of-one.
He was guaranteed $2 million as a base salary alone alongside 35 percent of the profits earned from Pay Per View streams, Sports Zion reports.
To make matters even worse, Paul - who had repeatedly boasted about taking home the victorious title - was also set to pay out an extra $500,000 from his own earnings, leading Fury's final winnings as a massive $6 million.
Not bad for one night at all.
Before you get the tiny violins out for Paul though, the YouTuber claimed he earned a whopping $30 million from the fight even though he lost.
Paul has since taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on the loss and his feelings towards it.
He began: "The business of the event was a massive success.
"[It] doesn’t mean I’m not emotionally hurt by the loss."
However, while admitting to being 'hurt', the boxing sensation alerted fans that we was not going to 'sit here and sulk'.
Instead, Paul revealed that he wanted to use the pain he was feeling as a motivating tool.
"I am going to use that hurt to fuel my path forward to never feel this way again," he concluded.
Hundreds of fans were eager to share their support.
One Twitter user wrote: "Stay positive even through the loss and the bad."
"Keep your head up and keep on training. Looking forward to seeing what's next!" offered another.
A final fan added: "You win some. You lose some. That’s life. Just got keep at it."
The fight did, in fact, have a rematch clause if Fury was to win.
So, fans may well be able to see 'what's next' in store for Paul and Fury as the pair will likely get together again for another match of ringside antics in the future.