YouTube Star turned Boxer, Jake Paul kept his unbeaten record with him with a split decision against the biggest test of his professional career Tyron Woodley of on Sunday night at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland Ohio.
Woodley was able to build a build a mountain for Woodley in the scorecards and despite getting tired and knocked around in the Latter rounds by Woodley, Jake was favored with a split decision with scores 78-74, 77-75, while the other judge scored the fight 77-75 for Woodley
“I don’t know what to say – he was a tough opponent and he’s been fighting for so many years and I’m still new to this,” said Paul, a renowned content creator who dove into the world of prizefighting just three years ago.
“My legs felt weird, I wasn’t sure what was wrong with me. All respect to Tyron though. He’s a Hall of Famer and put up a good fight. I have nothing but respect for him. There’s no hard feelings. This feels amazing to do this for my city and it’s a dream come true.”
Paul and Woodley spent quite some time trading verbal jabs on social media and during press conferences, even has a melee break out in one due to some offensive communication from both camps. However on Saturday, those were all traded for punches and Woodley, who was a clear step up for Paul landed the biggest shot Paul has ever received.
Paul was able to take that and avoided such for the rest of the fight to earn a split decision from the scorecards. This was well deserved as Paul out-landed Woodley with 71-52 in total punches.
“He hit me with one shot the whole fight, and it was a good shot,” said the polarizing Paul. “It was one real good shot. I don’t know what that one judge saw. But l still got the victory. For me to come here and go eight rounds in my fourth fight, who does that? I’m doing things that have never been done.”
Woodley however landed more power punches than Paul 41 – 35.