JAKE PAUL blamed defeat to Tommy Fury on his training camp but still fired a brutal dig at his rival.
The YouTuber-turned boxer was on the end of a split-decision loss in Saudi Arabia in February.
But Paul scored a knockdown in the eighth and final round with a left hand and made sure to remind Fury of it.
He told Fox News: "I put the professional boxer on the canvas. Tommy knows he’s my son. He kneeled down to me.
"If this was a street fight, he would be on the ground getting stomped out, and he wouldn’t be alive. So who really won?
"It’s cool this is a sport, but man to man, he touched the canvas, and there’s pictures of him on the ground and me standing over him.
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"So, as a man, he’s really my son."
Paul fell to his first defeat in the ring in his seventh professional bout.
And he blamed the loss on his preparation, claiming to have been ill during training camp while also carrying an arm injury.
Paul doubled down on the revelations and even pointed towards travelling to promote the fight as a reason for underperforming.
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He said: "I mentally was ready for the fight, but my body wasn’t able to keep up with the demands because I didn’t have a perfect training camp.
"It was probably my worst training camp ever, actually. In the ring, when the going got tough, my body just couldn’t keep up with what I wanted it to do.
"During the camp, I was sick twice. So, it really shortened the camp by like three extra weeks, plus all the travel overseas and stuff.
"Just learning a lot to not push myself too hard and to probably sometimes take a step back versus always trying to keep moving forward."
Remarkably, Paul also believes a WET DREAM on the morning of his loss also contributed to his ability to perform on the night.
He said: "It’s a really funny topic. But it is serious, man.
"I think non-boxing fans look at it like a joke, and they think it’s funny, which it is, but it also definitely f***s you up.
"I think that that’s like a 10 per cent difference maker, to be honest.
"And with all other things considered, it all just added up to just not be my best performance."
Paul has a rematch clause in his contract and expects to fight Fury again but refused to reveal if it will be next.
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He said: "We’ll see. I know we’ll fight again at some point. We’ll see what ends up happening. There’s a lot of options on the table for me.
"We’ll see what ends up happening. I’m drinking my Celsius and gonna get back in the gym here soon."
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