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Conspiracy Theorists Claim Jake Paul’s KO Punch in Woodley Rematch Was Planned, but Boxing Expert Calls It ‘A Professional Move’

Published 12/25/2021, 12:30 PM EST

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Last Saturday, Jake Paul stunned millions of boxing fans with his biggest career win over Tyron Woodley. The YouTuber landed a power-packed right hand to floor Woodley on the canvas. This win was no less than a statement, however, it also gave a point to Jake Paul’s naysayers to go after him.

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Many felt the fight was rigged and everything was pre-planned. However, boxing hotshot, Teddy Atlas, in his recent podcast, spoke on this matter, thus giving his candid notion about Paul’s performance and more.

He said, ”The reason why the train continues for Paul is because he landed that right hand and to his it was ugly, was sloppy, all the way till that.”


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“But to his credit, where he has gotten advanced a little bit, where people probably don’t give him credit, is that he’s gotten to a place where it is six round of an ugly fight he could still be calm enough.”

“That was a professional move. Lot of the other ones weren’t that great earlier in the night. That was a professional move.”

Jake Paul was a heavy underdog in his fight and everyone expected Woodley to smother him with ease. However, keeping a good defense, Paul dodged some of Woodley‘s power punches. Later, he waited keenly for ‘The Chosen One’ to drop his guard.

Henceforth, ‘The Problem Child’ took full advantage of Woodley’s mistake and he ended up connecting a mammoth right hook to put his adversary on the canvas.

Jake Paul boxed smartly against Tyron Woodley

Woodley would have definitely expected Jake Paul to come after him from the first bell. But he looked to take the fight deep.


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With this, Woodley began dictating the pace of the fight, and Jake Paul went on a back foot. However, in a quest to vanquish Paul, the former UFC elite made a mistake, and he paid the price.


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Citing the fight, it’s safe to say, Jake Paul boxed smartly, and he truly bagged a deserving win to his name.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan


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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.
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