Jake Paul landed a devastating right hook to knock out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of the pair’s rematch fight.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul made good on his promise to score a knockout victory against former UFC welterweight champion Woodley, having won by split decision the first time the two fought.
The 24-year-old suffered a nasty cut to his forehead after an accidental elbow from Woodley in the third round, but was able to overcome that injury to end the fight three rounds later.
It certainly wasn’t the greatest fight, with the two clinching each other for long periods throughout the sixth round, but Paul was able to finish the pair’s rivalry in emphatic fashion.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 19, 2021
The YouTuber was ahead on the scorecards after five rounds.
The bout was fought at a slow enough pace, and although he scored what he called a “highlight reel knockout”, Paul did admit that he was “off” for the majority of the fight in ShowTime’s post-fight press conference.
Although he admitted it wasn’t his greatest performance, Paul was ahead on the scorecards for all three judges after five rounds and was on the way to another decision victory against Woodley.
Paul and Woodley showed respect to each other at the post-fight press conference, as the YouTuber thanked the former UFC welterweight champion for taking the fight on late notice, after Tommy Fury pulled out due to a broken rib.
Jake Paul KO6 Tyron Woodley judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage. Jake was ahead on all three cards… pic.twitter.com/RU9DRQpTTH
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 19, 2021
Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are potential targets for Jake Paul.
Current UFC fighters Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal were in attendance at the bout, which Paul made sure to comment on at the post-fight press conference, naming them as potential future opponents.
“I would say this is number one because of the level of opposition. He’s a five-time UFC champ and I flatlined him,” Paul said, when asked to rank his last three knockout victories.
“Ben Askren, not really a striker. Nate Robinson, basketball player. But the fact that I proved I have one punch power, I’m a legend of this sport. People are going to be scared.
“That’s why Masvidal and Nate Diaz got up out of their seat and left, because they didn’t want me to jump out of the ring and start going at them. But people should be scared. Everyone’s on high alert.