Jake Paul picked up another victory and this time a Split Decision win over Former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley in the Main Event of a Showtime televised card on Sunday night at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.
The YouTuber turn Boxer was able to create a mighty gap on scorecards that Woodley’s late dominance could not totally match or surpass to win the fight. Woodley pushed Paul through his limits, rocking him in the fourth round and making very little of Paul’s punches throughout the eight rounds.
By the fourth round, Paul had totally gassed up and from then on, eat some big punches that rocked and had him saved by the ropes but still the fight was scored by two judges in his favour Dana DePaolo (78-74) and Jaime Garayua (77-75) which earned him a split decision victory.
The loss leaves Woodley winless on his last five fights, four from his last four UFC appearances plus his boxing debut against Paul, who now rides on a four fight winning streak (4-0, 3KOs). Paul kicked off his boxing career back in January 2020 and has since then defeated YouTube rival Ali Eson Gib, retired NBA point guard Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
The opening round saw very little of Woodley and more of Jake, who looked more comfortable and started out with connecting a a body shot that backed Woodley up, then went on to connect a left hook. Paul was at the receiving end of a right hand but that didn’t do much damage as he took the round.
Paul also had more action in the second round, knocking Woodley backwards with a right hand to the head and connecting a left hook but Woodley had difficulty connecting his shots on his taller opponent, instigating boos from the supporting crowd for lack of action.
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Woodley looked to pick up the pace early in the third round and connected a big right on Paul but the Paul answered with a left of his own, stopping him in his tracks. Jake then landed an uppercut but Woodley wasn’t really affected, shaking his head to affirm that. Woodley then closed the round with a big right hand.
Woodley had grown into the fight by the fourth and started out with landing a stiff jab on Paul, who forced him into holding about a minute into the fight with a big right hand. Woodley then blasted Paul with a big right that got him hanging on the ropes and after then, Paul kept his distance as Woodley stalked him looking for a finish.
Woodley came out hunting in the fifth and connected a big right to show his intent but Paul took it and connected a left hook in reply. Paul was able to connect a stiff jab on Woodley, then closed the round with another left hook.
The six round started out with both Paul and Jake getting tangled in the ropes , Woodley then missed a right hand. Paul them forced Woodley backwards with a Jab midway through the round. Woodley and Jake them traded left hooks as the round went to a close.
Woodley connected a left hook early in the seventh round and hunted Paul, who was now fighting in the back-foot. Paul made Woodley miss a lot of punches as he avoided getting caught with a big right. Woodley was at the receiving end of a punch as he walked down Paul with his hands down.
Paul ran away from Woodley throughout the eight round and very little action was seen from the two as Woodley hunted but Paul never engaged.
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