Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Breakdown 2: Technical Adjustment for Rematch
Whatever your prediction for the first time Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley boxing match, at least you might have been a little bit right.
There are really two sides to the grim duel. One side argues in favor of Paul pointing to his length, youth and mass compared to the famously reluctant puncher of power. On the other hand, that power was worth something, and Woodley’s right hand had taken down fighters far better than the “Problem Child”.
Yes, both sides are right!
For most of the skirmish, Paul overtook Woodley after a long jab. Then Woodley ended up over-landing, and it nearly ended the competition in no time. The end result was a divergent decision, and although it should have been unanimously approved by Paul, it was clear that both men might have to do more to win the showdown.
Let’s break down those tweaks ahead of the rematch:
What Went Well: Paul spent most of the fight working behind his jab, controlling distance, and generally using his game plan. He never managed to buy Woodley time with his counter-attack, but Paul did well with the check hook, at least one of which stunned the former champion. On top of that, Paul maintains a higher output than “T-Wood” to win.
What Went Poorly: The ropes saved Paul from a right-handed fall, so it couldn’t have been more ideal. Aside from that single hit, Paul was a bit weary of the youth and hard work that was the fundamental foundation of his boxing success.
What could be improved: There are two main areas where Paul can improve and they are certainly linked. First and foremost, it has to do with geography. Paul, as mentioned, is a larger fish and a higher yield. He had to use those advantages and press Woodley with his hind legs, instead of allowing “T-Wood” to assist him from being present alone.
Historically, Woodley’s major con is backing into a rope/cage and doing nothing. Paul had to encourage that trait by putting him on the rope and holding him there with a poke. That brings us to the second room for improvement: Paul slowed down a lot the first time around.
Hopefully Paul will join this bout to better prepare for the 8-round battle. If he gets tired and lets Woodley keep up with him on punch numbers, he has only himself to blame.
What Went Well: Woodley nearly knocked Paul out with a well-timed forehand!
What Went Poorly: Almost everything else. Woodley strangely chose to stare at Paul for a long period of time, even after hurting him. Even now, Woodley insists that he won the match, ignoring the simple fact that to win a boxing match, one has to continuously throw punches.
What could be improved: I don’t know how many times out of many fights I’ve written that Tyron Woodley needs more punches, but… Tyron Woodley Actually need to throw more punches!
Woodley actually made very few adjustments in his move to the boxing ring. As a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Woodley often plays at long distances, sometimes bursting into combos or counterattacks focused on scoring his punches. That’s exactly what he did with Paul, except in the ring he couldn’t even hit the rare low kick.
The former UFC Welterweight champion must maintain a positive shot here. He may not match Paul’s reach, but if Woodley heads off the mid lane and moves forward after his own lead, he can still compete with Paul in that area. Plus, taking a few stabs to Paul’s jaw and torso will help establish permissions, as well as even increase the volume of the game.
In the end, if Woodley hurts his opponent a second time, he has to really chase the finish and that $500,000 bonus.
This Saturday, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will fight for the second time. Can Woodley get his revenge, or will Paul continue his undefeated ascent?
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