“This Was Why Tommy Fury Backed Out”: Trae Young, Skip Bayless and NBA World Go Berserk as Jake Paul Knocks Out Tyron Woodley

Published 12/19/2021, 3:45 AM EST


Jake Paul knocked out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their rematch at the Amalie Arena. It was Jake Paul’s fifth professional boxing bout, and he certainly answered all the questions from his previous encounter with the former UFC star. NBA Twitter went mad over Paul’s win and some NBA stars pitched in with their thoughts on the platform.

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Despite suffering some blows in the previous rounds, Jake Paul managed to knock out Woodley with a strong right hand. It wasn’t the most exciting match until Jake’s insane punch ended the fight. The punch was so strong that it sent Woodley face down on the canvas.

Tyron Woodley, however, got back up after some time.

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‘The Problem Child’ broke his KO streak in his previous fight against Woodley. However, now he has revived his KO streak again. Several NBA stars watched the fight and reacted to it on their social media handles.

NBA stars react to Jake Paul’s insane sixth-round KO win over Tyron Woodley

The end doesn’t sum up the whole fight. Woodley initially got off to a good start and threw some good punches on Jake. However, Paul waited for his moment and it took one insane right-hand punch to knock out the former UFC Welterweight champion. NBA stars clearly enjoyed the KO and reacted to it on Twitter. These are some of the reactions.

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Despite a severe blow, Woodley got back up and later revealed that he is ‘good‘ now. He is now 0-2 in his boxing career after a 2nd consecutive loss at the hands of Jake Paul. In his first fight with Paul, he lost via split decision. Paul, on the other side, is unbeaten in his boxing career so far. His record stands 5-0, 4 KOs now.

Jake Paul was set to face Tommy Fury on 18th December. However, the latter pulled out due to a broken rib and a bacterial chest infection. Tyron Woodley then replaced Fury as Paul’s opponent. The latter won his rematch against Woodley by KO, 2:12 into the 6th round.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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