Jake Paul defeats Tyron Woodley to keep his spotless boxing record intact, see the results and highlights of all his fights.
On 30 August 2021, Tyron Woodley made his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul after a 27-fight MMA career, including a three-year run as a dominant UFC welterweight champion. What was expected to be the eventual defeat of Jake Paul by a professional ended yet again in a victory.
The internet and media have been in a frenzy in the last few hours following the result of the fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley. The sensationalized and highly anticipated bout has left plenty of controversy characteristic of every Jake Paul fight in its wake.
The YouTube sensation-turned-prizefighter outpointed Tyron Woodley via split decision (77-75, 75-77, 78-74) in the main event of a boxing card Sunday night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, taking his win tally to four out of four, with 3 of them being by TKOs.
In the fourth round, Tyron, who was favourite to win, wobbled Paul with a big right hand, but the former survived it and went on to hit Woodley repeatedly throughout the rest of the bout. Boxing fans are miffed, seeing how an inexperienced fighter continues to cash out heavily headlining boxing events and seeing off highly-rated opponents.
As far as many are concerned, however, it is all a ruse and a staged display. The general belief among boxing enthusiasts is that these fights are set up to cash in big money. To them, the fights are rehearsed and are of no substance. The general outcry is that such displays are ruining the purity and integrity of the beloved sport.
That won’t be the focus of this piece though, instead, we will look at all of Jake Paul’s previous fights and how he won.
Jake Paul vs Deji Olatunji – 25 August 2018
Jake started his boxing as an amateur in 2018 with a fight against Deji Olatunji, younger brother of Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, a.k.a KSI. He and his brother Logan Paul fought KSI and his younger brother, Deji Olatunji, in a pair of amateur white-collar boxing matches. Jake’s fight against Deji was the chief undercard bout before the main event, KSI vs Logan Paul. Paul defeated Deji via technical knockout in the fifth round.
Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib – 30 Jan. 2020
A little over a year after his first fight, Jake got in the ring again. It was announced that Paul would be making his professional boxing debut against the YouTuber AnEsonGib. The match between Jake and Gib was the co-feature to the WBO world middleweight title bout between professional boxers Demetrius Andrade and Luke Keeler. Jake won the fight via TKO at 2:18 in the first round. The public was, however, not impressed. After all, his win wasn’t against a worthy opponent.
Jake Paul vs. Robinson – 28 Nov. 2020
Following his sensational victory against Gib, Jake’s confidence went through the roof. Even though the public dismissed his victory as irrelevant since he only fought easy opponents, Jake’s confidence was not affected. In his signature style, he went on a bragging spree on the internet.
In July 2020, it was announced he would be venturing into the ring for a second professional bout, facing professional basketball player Nate Robinson as part of the undercard for the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match. The event was pushed back to November from an initial 12 September date to maximize revenue. Jake won the fight via KO at 1:24 in the second round.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – 17 April 2021
After what seemed to be an endless back-and-forth on social media, Jake’s 3rd professional fight was scheduled. On 22 December 2020, it was announced Jake’s opponent would be the former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren. On 26 February 2021, it was announced that the fight would be held on 17 April in Atlanta. Yet again, Paul defeated Askren via TKO at 1:59 in round 1.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley – 30 August 2021
The Tyron Woodley fight has been long coming. Before the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren main event took place, something happened between him and Woodley. Paul and one of his cornermen, J’Leon Love, were involved in a backstage confrontation with the former UFC Welterweight Champion. They mocked Woodley’s inexperience in boxing and discussed the result of Paul’s bout against Woodley’s long–time teammate, Ben Askren. As a result of this, after knocking out Askren, Woodley called out Paul.
On 31 May 2021, news surfaced that Jake will face Tyron Woodley in a boxing bout on 29 August 2021, and he eventually won the fight by split decision.
Following this victory, Jake took to Twitter and updated his status to read “Retired Boxer”. This would indicate his immediate retirement from the sport, but can that be trusted? If there is one thing we know about Jake and his brother, they live for the drama. It is almost sure that he will be back yet again to battle another opponent.
For now, fans of the sport are busy analyzing the fight, picking out “obvious” discrepancies. Many insist that Tyron could have easily finished Jake off on a few occasions when he had him rattled and against the ropes. This, for them, is ample proof that it was all staged and a mere show. Whatever it is, Jake has won his 3rd professional boxing fight, and boy will he brag!
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