“He Was Scared, He Was Shaking”- Tyron Woodley Says Jake Paul Was Copying Pro Fighters

Published 08/25/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley have already been face-to-face, before they conclude their rivalry in an in-ring affair on August 29 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. That said, both men seem to have formed their own opinion regarding the other. Paul has claimed to see “fear” in Woodley’s eyes, the former UFC champion made similar claims about his rival.

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Before his boxing debut, Woodley connected with Showtime Basketball to address several scenarios regarding the fight. He also recalled the first face-off with Jake Paul and how he had figured ‘The Problem Child’.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Tyron Woodley said, “He was just nervous, he was scared, he was shaking. He was doing what he thought he needed to do based up on watching us. Like, lets; be real. You know when I say ‘us’, I mean professional athletes. I mean people that really do this s*** for living.”

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On papers, Woodley is a far better fighter than Jake Paul and has several accolades that tout him as one of the greatest combatants of all time. However, his nearing fight against Paul will be held under the boxing guidelines, and Woodley has zero pro-boxing experience. So, ‘The Chosen One’ might suffer a hard time inside the ring.

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Furthermore, Jake Paul has a steady team on his back, headed by BJ Flores. It has resulted in him going 3-0 in his first three appearances. Meanwhile, Paul’s last win came against a former MMA champion, Ben Askren. So, Tyron Woodley’s entry into the ring might not be very threatening to ‘The Problem Child’ Paul. Here’s more about the event.

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The eight-rounds cruiserweight main-event is actually a big mismatch. However, the fight began with some deep emotions when Paul and Woodley had a run-in back in April. No one even envisioned seeing the fight, as Woodley seemed way over Jake Paul in several meaningful parameters.

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But the fantasy clash turned out to be a reality and will now happen amid the live audience, in what could be the biggest event of the time. Pau vs Woodley will be available live on Showtime PPV, and the PPV price has been set at $59.99, as we stand a few days away from the fight.

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Who do you think will have the last laugh? Jake Paul or Tyron Woodley?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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