Jake Paul survived his hardest boxing problem but.
The YouTube star improved to 4-0 with a break up choice win over Tyron Woodley, outboxing the previous UFC welterweight champ after getting rocked by a proper hand within the fourth spherical of their battle on Sunday evening.
“I realized quite a bit tonight,” Paul mentioned after the battle in his hometown of Cleveland, through ESPN.com. “First time going again previous 4 minutes. First time in an eight-round battle. … To be sincere, I received convincingly. We’re gonna return to the drafting board. I believe I proved quite a bit (Sunday evening) and proved lots of people mistaken.”
The 24-year-old continues to frustrate detractors and now owns back-to-back boxing wins over two former UFC stars in Woodley and Ben Askren.
Paul graded himself a “C-minus” for the battle, by which he outlanded Woodley 71-52 in complete punches over eight rounds, in response to Compubox. The spotlight of the battle was Woodley sending Paul crashing towards the ropes with an overhand proper. Woodley outpaced Paul on energy punches, 41-35.
“That was the primary time I took an actual shot with 10-ounce gloves in 4 fights,” Paul mentioned. “I ate it; it was a great shot. That is boxing. If you happen to’re a mechanic, you’re gonna get soiled. However I proved I’ve a chin.”
The judges dominated the battle, which was fought at a catchweight of 190 kilos, 77-75, 75-77, 78-74 in favor of Paul.
“Who’s doing it bro?” Paul informed MMA Junkie. “That is loopy – promoting out this whole-ass area, a complete totally different viewers. This wasn’t a boxing viewers right here tonight, doing a much bigger gate, extra income than Conor McGregor in his 18th battle, promoting lots of and tens and hundreds and thousands and thousands of pay-per-views. I want a second to replicate on this sh*t. I’ve been happening nonstop for 18 months, and we’ll see what’s subsequent.”
The reply may very well be a Woodley rematch. Paul mentioned he would think about going through Woodley once more if he follows by way of with their pre-match wager and will get a tattoo that claims “I like Jake Paul.”
“I assumed I received, to be sincere,” Woodley mentioned. “I used to be stunned it was a break up choice. I assumed it was shut. … My demeanor and my emotion is as a result of I needed to knock him out. I had a pair large photographs I landed, a pair alternatives and I believe I had him damage and I had him drained a pair occasions and I didn’t press him. I ought to have pressed him a bit extra.”