Jake Paul Justifies Split Decision Win Over Tyron Woodley With “Shaky Legs” Excuse

Published 08/30/2021, 12:56 AM EDT


Still unbeaten, Jake Paul had the toughest time of his boxing career in an eight rounds war with Tyron Woodley that went to the distance. Although Paul eeked out a win in his hometown Clevland via a split decision, he clearly didn’t look very dominant. Suffering a hefty pounding from Woodley’s end, Jake Paul managed to peak at certain moments that ultimately helped him secure a win.

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However, it already looks like ‘The Chosen One’ has exposed a lot of loopholes in Paul’s game. In the post-fight interview, a weary Jake Paul shed light on his recent performance and claimed that he had shaky legs before entering the ring.

Although he had entered the arena with a positive vibe, his recent revelation cites some setbacks that can justify his performance. Per his statements, ‘The Problem Child’ wasn’t at 100 percent. He cited that as a reason for not getting the stoppage.

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Nevertheless, he showcased his prowess by going against a tough contender in Woodley. Former UFC welterweight champion ‘The Chosen One’ is an all-time elite. Hence, Jake Paul’s recent win is clearly a massive up-gradation for his fighting resume. That said, the ongoing scenario can out him before several intriguing matchups.

While ‘The Problem, Child’ can look forward to attaining bigger fights, he will also have to fill the voids in his gameplay. As of now, the 24-year-old can relish his big win and return to the gym soon.

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What’s next for Jake Paul?

Following the eight-round war, Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul agreed on re-matching in what could be a monumental fight for the coming days. Meanwhile, ‘TNT’ Tommy Fury also won his bout against Anthony Taylor in the undercard before calling out Jake Paul. On condition that Paul and Fury get over their recent opponents, they had teased a fight for the future.

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As they have won their respective fights, it leaves the door open to a potential scrap between them. So, it’s another option that can allure ‘The Problem Child’ for his fifth professional appearance. Thus, a lot is going around Paul’s boxing career, and only time will disclose his next step for the ropes.

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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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