JAKE PAUL has opened up on how new girlfriend Jutta Leerdam helped him get over his loss to Tommy Fury.
The YouTuber-turned prizefighter suffered defeat for the first time in February, falling victim to a split-decision in Saudi Arabia.
In the weeks after the pay-per-view fight, Paul and 24-year-old Dutch speed skater Leerdam went public with their relationship.
And the American revealed how Leerdam proved pivotal in helping him cope and overcome the first loss in his seven-bout career.
Paul said in a YouTube video: “I have a new girlfriend which is pretty cool.
“It’s been so refreshing, she’s a world champion and I’ve just been so amazed by her and her work ethic and how much of an angel she is.
“She really was there talking about her losses and was able to relate to those things and what I was going through.
“So she’s been such a blessing; Jutta if you’re watching this hi, you’re amazing.”
Paul, 26, looked set to invoke his rematch clause with Fury, 23, following the success of their fight, which sold over 800,000 PPVs.
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But he has since announced his return will come against ex-UFC welterweight Nate Diaz, 37, on August 5 in Texas.
Although Paul warned revenge is still on his mind as he looks to settle the score with Fury later down the line.
He said: “I have been in the gym since the day I got back from Saudi.I literally got off the flight, came home, and went on a four-mile jog.
“I’ve been working out every single day, six days a week, filled with vengeance to come back and take what’s mine because I know I can beat Tommy.
“That was the worst version of me possible. It just wasn’t my night, he was the better man, he had an amazing performance, and congrats to Tommy for that.
“But I wanna come back and take what’s mine from that kid. I hope he enjoys it. Tommy, I hope you’re enjoying this victory.
“You know, you earned it. Respect. Enjoy it for as long as possible because you’re not going to have the taste of victory on your tongue for a while.”