Tyron Woodley needed no more motive to avenge his loss to Jake Paul.
That’s not to say he won’t collect a $500,000 bonus up for grabs if he scores a knockout goal in their upcoming rematch.
“At the end of the day, you put a bag on your head — I absolutely want that free money,” Woodley told reporters on a Zoom media conference call about the knockout bonus for Showtime Pay April 18. December – Per-View main event at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida. “Anyway, I had a plan to do that. If you want to entice me a little more, suggest a kid from Ferguson half a bag to do what he’ll do.
“So yeah, it adds momentum.”
Woodley entered the boxing ring earlier this summer, following a successful UFC career where he was a longtime welterweight champion. His professional boxing debut didn’t go as well as expected, coming short in a split decision loss to Paul (4-0, 3KOs) this past August 29 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.
Woodley (0-1, 0KOs) —one of the toughest fighters in UFC history — knocked Paul down in a fourth round that should have been beaten. Despite the call to failure, Woodley is still being hailed for being the first to force a content creator to become a weight cruiser with hopes of going the distance after three early knockouts to kick-start his career. me.
Paul will end his 2021 campaign with a fierce showdown against Manchester’s Tommy Fury (7-0, 4KOs), who was forced to withdraw due to a chest infection and broken ribs. A search for a replacement immediately led to Woodley, to whom Paul offered a knockout bonus in his efforts to sweeten the pot.
Woodley was on board as soon as he received a phone call with an offer to fight. The opportunity to collect more coins a week before the Christmas holiday makes it undisputed.
Woodley notes: “You don’t put the bounty on your head. “Of course, I will take it. I am motivated by heritage. I am driven by greatness. I am motivated by redemption. So for people to say, “It’s not about the money for me,” they’re lying. Why are you fighting for the prize if you don’t want the prize?
“Sometimes it’s about principle. If you feel like you’re at a certain level, you feel like you’re at a certain point in your career, you want the bag to match where you feel like you’re at. Sure, it’s additional motivation. You’ll see me walk away with another $500,000. ”
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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