Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has urged Jake Paul to move on from Tommy Fury and fight KSI next.
The internet star-turned-boxer suffered his first loss in a professional boxing setting in Saudi Arabia.
It was a bout that had been brewing for years with many keen to see how Paul would fair against an out-and-out boxer.
Although Fury himself gained notoriety more from the reality television scene, he still posed the YouTuber’s toughest challenge.
Ultimately Paul lost by split decision – to the joy of many boxing purists.
Full credit to Jake, he did score a knockdown in the final round to at least have people questioning who would actually take home the win.
While he did lose, he still has a rematch clause in his contract and based on both fighters’ response to the result it seems like we could be headed in that direction.
However, one man that seems like one fight between the pair was enough is Matchroom boxing chief Eddie Hearn.
He told DAZN: “The rematch, I know people will watch it, but we’ve seen what they are, not very good…
“Fight KSI, it’s absolutely massive.
“Because the reality is any time you fight anyone with any ability, you will get beat.”
Hearn continued: “I do respect Jake Paul and I respect him even more after last night.
“I mean look, he can’t fight, he’s never gonna be a world champion…
“What you had was two not-very-good fighters who were quite evenly matched.”
If there’s one man that understands the gulf in class between a professional boxer and a YouTuber, it’s the Englishman.
Hearn has a fair amount of experience in the YouTube-boxing scene having helped promote Logan Paul and KSI’s second fight.
And while both KSI and Jake have ventured into the realm of facing ‘real’ boxers, it does seem this whole journey is ultimately leading to a fight between the two online superstars.
While most people would admit that the quality of boxing won’t be top par, there’s more than enough intrigue to see two of the most known faces in the world throw a few punches.
The allure of seeing either KSI or Jake Paul knock out the other is much more interesting than having another fight involving Tommy Fury.
No offence, Tommy.