Jake Paul Claims He Was Injured Before the Tyron Woodley Fight

Published 09/09/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


On August 29, Jake Paul surpassed his toughest boxing opponent in Tyron Woodley with style. Right from the first bell, the YouTuber looked in his true element and he raised countless eyebrows with his performance. Moreover, this was the first time when any of Jake Paul’s fights went till the last gong. This came in as a surprise for many of his fans.

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But recently, ‘The Problem Child’ opened up about an injury he faced prior to getting into the Tyron Woodley clash. He didn’t attribute this as a reason behind him failing to finish ‘The Chosen One’.

Speaking to Full Send Podcast, he said, “Going into the fight, no one even knows this but I hyper-extended my elbow like 7 days or 8 days before the fight in sparring like bad like the guy was throwing overhand right and like boom.”

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Woodley, with his rich experience in MMA and the UFC, was an undeniable threat to Paul. ‘The Chosen One’ had a prime weapon in the form of his overhand right. However, the Ohio native, through his clever strategy, didn’t let Woodley land the same successfully.

Despite that, Jake Paul got hit by his contemporary several times. Furthermore, he was even on the brink of getting finished. However, he battled adversity and continued fighting, even when it looked as though he was seconds away from defeat.

‘The Problem Child’ didn’t let his injury hamper his performance by any means in this fight. This clearly shows how keen and focused he was to get that vital ‘W’ to his name.

What’s next for Jake Paul?

Right after his recent fight, Woodley demanded a rematch, but Paul asked him to get a tattoo of his name first before he would entertain the prospect of a rematch.

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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)

However, Jake Paul has appeared apprehensive about fighting Woodley again. Furthermore, he hasn’t opened up on his next move or the opponent he’s willing to face.

As fans want him to fight someone from the professional circuit, it’ll be interesting to see what Jake Paul and his team come up with in a few weeks or months from now.

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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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