Former long time UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley represented the biggest test of Jake Paul’s young boxing career. The YouTuber turned boxer came in 3-0, and had a pretty big jump going from an NBA player Nate Robinson and a wrestler in Ben Askren.
It ended up as a pretty uneventful and terrible contest. Paul didn’t look good and technical by any sense of the word, but Woodley was as tentative and gunshy as ever. Woodley’s best round was the fourth, where he hurt and wobbled Paul a little, but he didn’t punch or do enough throughout the contest.
It was a split decision, with the hometown favorite winning with the scores of 77-75 Paul, 77-75 Woodley, 78-74 Paul.
Watch highlights from the boxing match below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play:
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Round 8
They touch gloves to open the round.
Woodley firing. Lands a jab. Misses the big shot. They trade missed haymakers. Paul misses a big right. Paul clinches to smother a Woodley charge. Paul lands a jab. Paul’s tired, breathing heavy. More clinching. Woodley lands a left. Ariel Helwani, “Woodley’s legacy may be on the line here.”
Woodley lands a right. Paul clinches. Woodley lands. And it’s over. Round for Woodley, fight for Paul.
Jake Paul def. Tyron Woodley via split decision ( 77-75, 75-77, 78-74)