Jake Paul had to go a full eight rounds tonight against Tyron Woodley, but got the split decision win in Cleveland in a fight that more likely than not underwhelmed for a fair bit of its audience.
Paul (4-0, 3 KO) didn’t exactly sound like he was ready to hop back into a fight, but Woodley challenged him to a rematch. That will have to wait until it’s felt out, probably; even if this fight did the big pay-per-view numbers Showtime and the Paul camp are saying it did, there simply might not be much interest in seeing it again. There wasn’t actually any real controversy in the scoring, other than Woodley winning on one card.
As usual, the pros weren’t exactly impressed with Jake Paul, but they never really have been, and probably aren’t going to be.
Still, here’s what some of the veterans of the fight game thought about Paul-Woodley:
Logan is better than Jake— Badou Jack (@BadouJack) August 30, 2021
I just waisted 30 precious min of my life that I’ll never get back I’m upset at myself ♂️— Jrock (@Jrockboxing) August 30, 2021
Man this dude need to keep boxers names out his mouth. Tank, Nelo, and a hand full of others would of annihilated him tonight— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) August 30, 2021
When you talk that talk like you a Don of the sport you need to walk that walk. No pass from me, Jake Paul fucking stinks. There I said it stop sugar coating that bullshit— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) August 30, 2021
Embarrassing— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) August 30, 2021
Woodley better not get that tattoo— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) August 30, 2021
♂️— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 30, 2021
And the show goes on— jono carroll (@jono_carroll) August 30, 2021
Just so the people know and no disrespect to my guy TWood… this isn’t boxing. This is ENTERTAINMENT ♂️— Dyah Davis (@DyahAliDavis) August 30, 2021