Jake Paul defeats ex-UFC Champion Tyron Woodley to remain undefeated 2 months ago

Jake Paul defeats ex-UFC Champion Tyron Woodley to remain undefeated

Can we start calling him a proper boxer now?

Jake Paul has defeated Tyron Woodley via split decision to remain undefeated in his burgeoning professional boxing career.

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Woodley proved to be Paul's biggest test yet, as he inflicted the most damage on the YouTube star. A better striker than any of Jake Paul's three previous opponents, Woodley even sent Paul crashing into the ropes with a stiff right in the fourth round.

Many boxing fans on social media were calling for this to be registered as a legitimate knockdown, but either way it highlights the step up in class of opponent that Paul had to deal with.

Nevertheless, the 24-year-old displayed a remarkable degree of resilience to eventually come out on top, winning the bout via a split decision, with judges scoring the fight 77-75, 75-77 and 78-74 in favour of Paul.

Judges' scorecards for Jake Paul versus Tyron Woodley. Judges' scorecards for Jake Paul versus Tyron Woodley.

Victory over Tyron Woodley in his native Cleveland, Ohio means Jake Paul's unbeaten record remains intact, after he previously dispatched with AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and another ex-UFC star, Ben Askren.

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After the fight, a visibly frustrated Tyron Woodley remarked: "I feel like I won the fight. F*** the Tommy Fury fight, me and Jake need to run that back. I want a rematch."

Jake Paul responded by telling Woodley that if he goes ahead with getting an 'I love Jake Paul' tattoo (as promised pre-match), he will agree to a rematch. Woodley promptly agreed and the pair shook hands.

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley talk to reporter Ariel Helwani after their cruiserweight bout at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on August 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul won by split decision. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Earlier in the night, Jake Paul was called out by Tommy Fury in the wake of the Englishman's win over Anthony 'Pretty Boy' Taylor.

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After Paul's win, the two appeared to clash backstage in the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

It remains to be seen who Jake Paul will next set foot in the ring with, but regardless, he's not the Disney channel joke figure many initially made him out to be.

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The guy can fight, and he showed once again tonight what he's capable of.