Tommy Fury denies Jake Paul knocked him down and says he slipped
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Despite winning the highly anticipated fight this evening (26 February), Tommy Fury was - at one point - knocked down by rival Jake Paul.
But the British pro-boxer is saying that he simply just slipped and it wasn't at all caused by the American's brute force.
In an emotional post-match interview, the victorious Fury said Paul was a: "Better man than [he] ever thought [he] was", but strongly denied that he was knocked down by the YouTuber.
Fury went on to describe how prepping for the match had consumed his life for the past two and a half years, proving to the doubters that he was made of tough stuff.
"This is for everyone who said I couldn't do it," he continued, admitting: "I had no one in my corner. Everyone thought I was running scared."
He even went on to dedicate the win to his and partner Molly-Mae Hague's newborn baby daughter, Bambi, sending heartfelt messages back home.
"I love you so much and daddy can't wait to see you - this is for you, my baby," added the proud father as the post-fight adrenaline surged.
The interviewer then asked him the question that was on everyone's minds while watching the fight: "Talk to me about that round eight knockdown. Did it surprise you? Shock you? What were you feeling at that moment?"
Fury reaffirmed his audience with: "I'll be honest, there's no excuses coming from me. That wasn't a knock-down. That was a slip. That was genuinely a slip."
He added that he got up, 'wasn't hurt' and 'came right back into it' - reiterating the words for a third time: "That was a slip."
A surprised Fury then went on to admit that Paul was a better fighter than he expected, pausing for a moment when the interviewer questioned him about the potential of a rematch between the two rivals.
"If he wants a rematch, he can have a rematch," Fury concluded.
"At the end of the day, there was a lot of pressure coming in on this. I dealt with it, I'm 23 years old and I've got the world at my feet."
Fury has been given a WBC ranking for his efforts this evening, but he says his plans for now are to get back home to partner Molly-Mae and their month-old baby Bambi.