Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: Five questions about the fight answered

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley was a professional boxing match between Jake Paul and mixed martial artist Tyron Woodley. The bout took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, on August 29, 2021.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: Background

The fight was announced on July 12, 2021, shortly after Jake Paul signed a promotional deal with the American television network Showtime, an agreement to see that the fight is aired on the network.

The fight was fixed for August 29, 2021, and the date was set to be Paul’s hometown of Cleveland.

Before the fight, Paul had compiled a record of 3–0 (3 KOs) as a professional boxer. He was coming off a first-round technical knockout victory against former mixed martial artist Ben Askren, who had also previously competed in the UFC. Similarly, Tyron Woodley had competed in the UFC but made his debut as a professional boxer against Paul.

He competed in his most recent UFC as a mixed martial artist on March 27, 2021, where he suffered a first-round submission defeat against Vicente Luque. This defeat to Luque was Woodley’s fourth consecutive loss as a mixed martial artist.

Broadcasting, Fight purses, and pay-per-view buys.

The fight was broadcasted in different countries. Although, Cable TV and free airing were not available. In the United States, the fight was streamed live, and the pay-per-view option was made available on Showtime. The fight was also streamed on FITE TV, and the pay-per-view option was made available.

The fight was streamed live in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the pay-per-view option was made available on BT Sport Box Office. According to the Ohio State Athletic Commission, Paul and Woodley earned an official purse of $2,000,000 as the fight generated between 480,000 to 500,000 pay-per-view buys. These figures don’t include any additional bonuses or pay-per-view profits.

Results

The result of the fight saw the defeat of Tyron Woodley to Jake Paul by a Split Decision.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: Rematch

After their first fight, Jake Paul made a pact with Woodley that they would have a rematch if he got the tattoo. Woodley later got the tattoo on his middle finger, and Jake responded with a piece of paper saying, “I Love You Too.” However, things took a turn when Jake called out and challenged Tommy Fury, younger brother to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson fury, to a fight.

On October 29, 2021, an announcement that Jake would fight Tommy Fury was made. However, on December 6, 2021, there was a counter announcement that Fury pulled out due to a rib injury, and Tyron Woodley stepped in his place for a rematch.

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On the day of the fight, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, all eyes were on Jake Paul, and he delivered a vicious knockout punch in the sixth round to stay undefeated.

Within the final minute of the sixth round, Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KO’s) faked a shot to the body to force Woodley to lower his gloves. That singular move opened the opportunity for a right-hand punch to Woodley’s head. The vicious punch sent Woodley to the floor, landing with his face first, and he lay there unconscious for a while.

Reactions that trailed the fight

The result of this fight was much more dramatic than the first time Jake Paul and Woodley met. Several reactions trailed the fight, and here is a host of them amongst others: Showtime boxing said, “@Jake Paul just put the wood in Woodley. He has scored the KO win in the 6th round to stay unbeaten.

@Aa9skills said, “I lived to see Messi, CR7, MJ, Brady…and Jake Paul.”

@FaZeSway said, “The future of boxing is Jake Paul. He has the speed of Mike Tyson and the power of Lennox Lewis. I think he deserves a Championship fight. I genuinely don’t see anyone beating him in the foreseeable future, and it is a tribute to his hard work and dedication”.

We look forward to seeing more of Jake Paul’s prowess in the boxing ring.

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