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I Threw Everything I Had Into It: Jake Paul on delivering the KO to Tyron Woodley

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Jake Paul may not be the one many hardcore boxing fans would accept as a ‘boxer’, but the YouTuber-turned-pugilist is still undefeated inside the squared circle. “The Problem Child” is now 5-0 as a professional and his most recent triumph has come in the second encounter against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley via a 6th round knockout, which Paul himself says that he had thrown everything into delivering.

The fight on 18th December at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, which served as a rematch to the August encounter between the two after Tommy Fury pulled out due to illness, ended in a brutal KO from Jake Paul which dropped Tyron Woodley in the 6th.

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I have one punch power, I’m a legend of the sport: Jake Paul

While many would consider this knockout to be the best that has come out of Paul’s gloves yet, the 24-year-old does admit that there were loose ends in his performance in the five earlier rounds leading up to the stoppage and that he would be willing to put more effort in improving them.

“I got the highlight reel knockout,” Paul said in an interview with BoxingScene.com, “I don’t know, I was just off. I was a little bit off. I pulled a muscle again in the first round. I had to fight through a lot of tough moments and Tyron’s tough. He caught me with an elbow, I was bleeding in my eye but I still got the job done.”

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“The whole fight he was catching my jab. I wasn’t landing,” Paul went on, “I was coming around with the six to the body. I went with the fake, came around and hit him with the one. That caught him. I was setting up for that shot all night. I low key load up on every punch, I really have to work on that. I will do that in my next camp. But that punch, I threw everything I had into that.”

Defeating a former MMA champion and a brutal KO- Paul had actually accomplished both of these tasks even before his first fight with Woodley. Back in November last year, his brutal KO of Nate Robinson shook the boxing world, and Paul had subsequently defeated former multi-division MMA champion Ben Askren in April. However, he does admit that Woodley is on a different level.

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“I would say this is number one because of the level of opposition,” Paul lauded Woodley, “He’s a five-time UFC welterweight champion and I flatlined him. Ben Askren is not really a striker. Nate Robinson, basketball player. The fact that I’ve proved I have one punch power, I’m a legend of the sport.

Highlights:

  • Jake Paul says he had thrown everything into the knockout that flattened Tyron Woodley in their rematch
  • Paul defeated Woodley via 6th round KO on 18th December
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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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