“I Saw Fear in His Eyes”- Jake Paul Says Tyron Woodley Accepted the Fight ‘Just’ for Pay-Check

Published 07/13/2021, 5:46 PM EDT


In a fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, traditional fans or analysts would seemingly favor the latter to win. However, Paul’s confidence shows that he has a superior position in his own mind, and he isn’t bothered about Woodley’s fighting resume. Furthermore, Paul has claimed that he has seen fear in the former UFC champion’s eyes.

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As Tyron Woodley has competed against professional fighters all his life, his move to face a YouTuber turned prizefighter had shocked many. That said, Paul claimed that he knows exactly why Tyron Woodley accepted the fight against him.

Speaking in the press conference, Jake Paul said, “I saw fear in his eyes, I saw a man who accepted a fight mostly for a paycheck. I saw a man who doesn’t really have fight left in him, saw a man who has been defeated multiple times now.”

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Well, that’s true to a certain extent. Tyron Woodley (39) lost his charm in the UFC after losing his welterweight gold to Kamaru Usman. He suffered three losses back-to-back from that point, before quitting the promotion. Hence, his invincible aura was shattered. Nevertheless, in combat, everyone has a chance at the start.

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The American fighter is a veteran and arguably the toughest opponent in Jake Paul’s boxing career so far. As ‘The Problem Child’ has spat enormous verbal venom already, it can cost him a scratchy defeat inside the ring. The intriguing collision will happen on August 29 at Paul’s hometown in Cleveland.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley amid Paul’s home crowd

The Showtime PPV will take place at the Rocket Mortgage Field house in the USA. Jake Paul has vowed to appear before his family and close friends. As ESPN broke news to the fans, Jake Paul took to social media and tweeted about his upcoming professional bout against Tyron Woodley.

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He showed very little respect towards ‘The Chosen One’ and vowed to enjoy a KO win on the fight night. While it may not be an undemanding task to attain, Paul predicted his win without breaking much sweat. Thus, we can expect him to arrive with some serious action.

Who do you think will win? 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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