Jake Paul Pays Tribute to Cleveland Cavaliers During Fight Against Tyron Woodley

Published 08/30/2021, 12:30 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


In recent times, YouTube sensation, Jake Paul has made some big moves for his career. Once a YouTuber, he has now built his reputation as a boxer. Moreover, he is now fighting former UFC champion, Tyron Woodley.

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Paul took boxing seriously after his first fight against fellow YouTuber, ‘Deji’. Since then, the 24-year-old has fought some big names. Notably, he even fought dunk champion, Nate Robinson, and beat him via a knockout.

Now fighting a serious powerhouse in Tyron Woodley, Paul is as confident as ever. Walking into the ring, Paul made sure to give tribute to his city.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)
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Jake Paul pays tribute to all Cleveland teams

24-year-old Jake has had a wild journey so far. He went from one of the biggest names in YouTube to now being a successful pro boxer. In his ring walk into the main event, he wore a jacket with the logos of all Cleveland teams on it.

This is because Paul is an Ohio native himself. He spent his childhood living in the city of Cleveland and took his chance to honor it. He wore the logos of teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ohio State, Cleveland Browns, and others.

The ‘Problem Child’ is undefeated in the boxing ring and will hope to keep a clean record going into the main event. However, it is far from an easy job. He is going up against former UFC Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley.

But how did this rivalry begin in the first place?

How did this fight take place?

It all started when Jake Paul fought Ben Askren. Woodley came in as Ben’s friend and was a part of his team. Just before the fight, Woodley went into Jake’s locker to check the wrapping of gloves, and that’s where things got heated.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul and Ben Askren face off in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Woodley and Paul’s trainer got into a war of words. The latter told Woodley that he does not know anything about boxing gloves and the UFC fighter was quick to respond. Moreover, Jake Paul even asked him to bet on the fight as Woodley came in as a Ben Askren supporter.

This is what gave rise to Jake vs Tyron. This is by far the toughest test for Jake, as the UFC fighter has serious knockout power.

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Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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