Social media influencer-turned boxer Jake Paul has defeated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match. The back-and-forth match ended with a split decision (78-74, 77-75, 75-77) that lifts Paul's professional boxing record to 4-0 with three knockouts.
In his last bout, Paul took down another former UFC fighter by knocking out Ben Askren in the first round. Many expected the 39-year-old Woodley to defeat Paul because of his substantially better striking game than Askren. Despite landing a few big shots, Woodley was unable to stop “The Problem Child".
Near the end of the match, Nate Diaz tweeted “these guys both suck", fueling speculation that Paul's next boxing opponent may be another notable UFC fighter.
Jake Paul beats Tyron Woodley via split decision in Cleveland
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Jake Paul gets rocked early but manages to come back and finish the fight strong vs. Tyron Woodley in Cleveland.