Jake Paul: who will YouTube star fight next, could he face Tommy Fury - and results of Tyron Woodley match
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fought for eight rounds, and the winner was ultimately chosen by split decision
This is what you need to know about the fight, and who Paul could be facing off against next.
What happened during the Tyron Woodley fight?
The Youtuber-turned-boxer faced off against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in Paul’s hometown of Ohio, in the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
The fight took place on 29 August, and it was Paul who emerged victorious, leaving his undefeated status intact.
Woodley did manage to go further than Paul’s previous opponents, as his previous matches didn’t make it past the second round.
Paul was forced to stay in the ring for longer than is usual for his fights, and in the fourth round was subjected to a tough right hand club to the side of his head which staggered him.
In the end, Paul won the match against Woodley via split decision, with the judges scoring the fight 77-75, 75-77, 78-74.
Speaking to BT Sport Box Office after the fight, Paul said: “[Woodley] has been boxing, striking, for 20 years. I’ve been doing it for three years.
“It was tougher than I expected. He is a tough opponent. He put up a good fight.
“He hit me with one real shot in the whole fight.”
Is Woodley getting tattooed?
Prior to the fight, Woodley and Paul had made a bet that the loser of the fight had to get a tattoo of their opponent’s name.
Paul had even brought out a tattoo artist to the match, Tatu Baby, who had previously posted designs of the losing tattoo on her Instagram.
The two argued after the fight regarding the bet, with Woodley saying: “Me and Jake need to run it back. I want a rematch. I felt like I won.
“I hit him and the ropes held him up. I landed more power shots.”
Paul replied by saying that if Woodley got the tattoo, then they could have a rematch.
Will Jake Paul fight Tommy Fury?
Former Love Island star, and half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, Tommy Fury fought on the undercard of the Paul versus Woodley fight, facing off against Anthony Taylor.
It was Fury that took the fight against Taylor across the four rounds, with all three judges awarding Fury the fight.
Prior to both their matches, Paul and Fury had an ongoing feud with one another, fueling speculation that they might end up in the ring together.
After his victory against Taylor, Fury laid down the challenge for Paul, stating: “Let’s get it on Jake. I’ve done my bit, you do your bit.”
However, Paul appeared to dodge the question of whether he would be taking on Fury.
After the fight, Paul said: “Honestly, we will see [about fighting Tommy Fury]. I’ve been boxing for 18 months, I haven’t been to the dentists, I haven’t had my hair cut in like two years, my teeth are crooked, my nose is crooked.
“I’ve dedicated the past 18 months to this, I haven’t stopped. I think I need to chill out for a second, figure out who I am.”
After both of their fights, Paul and Fury had a heated exchange backstage when they came face to face, with Fury telling Paul that he “needs to stop running” from him.
Before anything more could be said, security got involved and separated them.
Paul has faced some criticism for the fights that he has undertaken during his professional boxing career, as the 24-year-old has not actually faced off against any official boxers, but instead sportsmen making their boxing debuts.
Fury would be the first proper boxer to get in the ring with Paul if the pair were to actually face off.
Speaking about Fury versus Paul, Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, told Sky Sports: “Yes, it could [happen next] and we’d try to get it in the UK.”
Who else could Jake Paul fight next?
Previously, Paul shared his boxing “hit list”, with the names of people he has already defeated - and those he seems keen to take on next.
On the list, Paul has already ticked off “Gib” (fellow YouTuber Aneson Gib), Nate Robinson and Ben Askren.
The rest of the list goes:
- Tyron Woodley, which Paul can now tick off following his victory
- Canelo Álvarez, a professional Mexican boxer
- Nate or Nick Diaz, both of whom are American mixed martial artists
- Kamaru Usman, a Nigerian mixed martial artist
- Tommy Fury
- Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist and boxer
- KSI, a fellow YouTuber who has faced off twice against Paul’s brother, Logan
- Gervonta Davis, a professional American boxer
- Logan Paul, his own brother
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