Jake Paul got the win online sportsbooks expected Sunday night against Tyron Woodley, but it didn’t come in the manner they had imagined.
Doubtless many experts laughed when OddsCritic predicted this eight-rounder in Cleveland would go the distance (+900 odds too) but that is exactly how it went down. Remember none of his previous three bouts had gone more than a couple of rounds.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley results
Jake (now 4-0) showed at least that he can take a punch en route to a split-decision victory – being rocked in the fourth by an overhand right from the former MMA star.
Paul would stay on his feet to claim the decision with the scorecards 78-74 and 77-75 in his favor and one showing 77-75 for Woodley.
After the Showtime PPV, Jake said: “I don’t know what to say – he was a tough opponent and he’s been fighting for so many years and I’m still new to this.
“My legs felt weird, I wasn’t sure what was wrong with me. All respect to Tyron though. He’s a Hall of Famer and put up a good fight. I have nothing but respect for him. There’s no hard feelings. This feels amazing to do this for my city and it’s a dream come true.”
Paul admitted that right in the fourth had indeed given him some trouble, but said otherwise he was untroubled.
“He hit me with one shot the whole fight, and it was a good shot. It was one real good shot. I don’t know what that one judge saw. But l still got the victory. For me to come here and go eight rounds in my fourth fight, who does that? I’m doing things that have never been done.”
Woodley meanwhile felt he did enough to get the decision, explaining: “I feel like I won the fight. Jake is a great opponent. I didn’t expect him to eat my punches like that. But the fact that one judge only gave me two rounds is insane. Forget that Tommy Fury fight. Let’s run that back. Nobody is going to sell the PPV like we did.
“The ropes held him up when I hit him. I could have had that knockdown. I walked him down and landed back time and time again. I landed power punches, he missed shots all night.”
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley punch stats
Jake Paul was the more active of the two fighters, out-landing Woodley 71-52 in total punches, while Tyron out-landed Paul in power punches 41-35.
Jake Paul next fight
Next up for Jake could be a huge showdown with Tommy Fury, an aspiring British light-heavy and the brother of none other than lineal heavyweight king Tyson Fury.
Tommy failed to impress Sunday on the Cleveland undercard, going the full four rounds with former MMA star Anthony Taylor. But he did get a convincing decision to improve to 7-0 as a pro.
Afterwards he said: “You can’t forget that I only had 10 amateur fights and my dad wasn’t here with me tonight. I had a great time fighting in front of all these lovely people. I’m a novice in this game and I know that I have to work on everything. I’m nowhere near a finished product. I’m learning every single day and I’m just thankful to be here healthy and talking to you.”
One thing that did impress the Stateside observers Sunday were Tommy’s dashing good looks (remember he is a star of the hit reality TV show ‘Love Island’ in a past life).
None other than Barstool bigshots Dave Portnoy ad Big Cat both took to Twitter to gasp at the dashing features Fury brings to the table.
Whatever you think about Tommy’s appearance, we can absolutely see this fight happening. Two cool young things, the Fury name and a PPV that would sell on both sides of the Atlantic.
While Jake may not be ready (actually definitely not) to face ‘a real boxer’ just yet, he is all about the money. That’s why, at some stage, Jake vs Tommy looks destined to become reality.
It would also be a boxing betting bonanza, and for that reason we are always in…