Jake Paul crushes Tyron Woodley with a brutal one-punch Knockout on Friday
TAMPA – Tyron Woodley vows to correct all the mistakes he made in their first fight, but it was ultimately Jake Paul who unequivocally backed his pre-match statements.
The famous boxing rematch between a content creator and former UFC champion created the Knockout nominee of the year, with Paul knocking out Woodley in six rounds. A forehand forced Woodley to throw his face forward in front of the frame, bringing play to an immediate halt at 2:12 of the sixth round Saturday night at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida.
“I said I was going to fuck him and I did,” Paul exclaims after the fight, making the same statement at the end of Friday’s pre-fight weigh-in.
Woodley accepted the fight after two weeks, replacing England’s Tommy Fury (7-0, 4KOs), who withdrew due to a broken rib and a bronchial chest infection. It sets up a sequel to their first fight less than four months ago when, for the first time in his career, Paul went the distance to win a split decision at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. .
This time, Paul continued his knockout style, arriving just in time after five rounds with listless action.
The twelve-minute entrance to the ring for both fighters was enough to get the crowd hyped, including Paul’s unique song choice The Village People’s all-time classic ‘YMCA’ to do context for him. The entertainment value is not carried over to the inner ring, with the first round being distorted due to frequent clapping. Paul made his shot but didn’t put much benefit behind it while Woodley repeated his mistake from their first fight of not throwing enough punches.
Boos filled the arena, the crowd already present seemed to be starting to turn against Paul but by this point – well after midnight – eager for more action than what was offered in the main event. Woodley will go straight inside but without offering any insults.
A similar disappointing trend happened in round two. Paul continued to lead with his jab, short of breath with a subsequent right-hand strike. Woodley – who admitted the low punch cost him in the first match, although the first match he still felt he deserved – made the same mistake in the rematch, leaving the crowd in shock restless and eager for any form of action.
Jeers switched to cheering on two separate occasions in the third round. Paul looked set to continue attacking, despite going into Woodley’s elbow, leaving him with a nasty cut along the right side of his forehead. The flow of blood interrupted spontaneous “Fuck Jake Paul” chants, with the crowd cheering for Woodley, who dropped his best punch of the match — a right-kick to get Paul’s head back. .
The first skirmish saw Paul fortunately avoid a knock-out in the fourth round, although this time he will hit goal. It came from a knocking down Woodley, using his shoulder to lift Paul’s foot off the ground before turning left and placing him on deck. The foul drew a stark warning from referee Christopher Young, who had given up in an earlier novel fight between NBA star Deron Williams and record-breaking NFL rerun Frank Gore.
Paul faced more adversity in the fifth half. A sloppy scene near the end ends with Woodley slamming his head into Paul’s left eye. It was the most remarkable moment of a round devoid of insults and with the utter displeasure of the ticketing crowd.
That will change in one case.
Paul drove the crowd into a frenzy with a punch that could deliver the only knockdown of the night. It happened when Woodley left his chin in the air long enough to catch a right forehand, sending him to his feet before collapsing onto the canvas in a heap. The loss was his second of many pro fights, having entered the pro ranks after a flourishing UFC career where he reigned as the welterweight champion.
For the second time in a row, Woodley can’t solve the puzzle that is Paul (5-0, 4KOs), a content creator who turned pro last January and has now taken down every competitor he comes across. he has faced so far.
The match was broadcast live on Showtime Pay-Per-View, as was their first fight.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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