Jake Paul Reveals Why He Offered to Double Tyron Woodley’s Purse: “I Knew He Wouldn’t Take It”

Published 07/18/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)


The Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight is another crossover boxing bout, that has allured the fans to a great extent. This fight is unusual in its own way and the rivalry shared between Paul and Woodley just adds to the hype of this contest. Moreover, many boxing observers consider this fight to be the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul’s toughest test.

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For this fight, ‘The Problem Child’ even challenged Woodley and offered to double ‘The Chosen One’s purse, if he beat him. On the flip side, if Tyron Woodley lost, Paul asked him to donate his purse amount to his charity.

Putting some spotlight on the same, Paul spoke to Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards and said, “Exactly. No, it’s pretty thought out. And I knew he wouldn’t accept it. Because I’ma put you on a spot that put your money where your mouth is.”

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All these fighters are so tough until they have to bet on themselves. Think about this, this is the biggest payday of his life, I offer to double his purse, so the biggest payday times two, and he didn’t wanna do it.”

Ahead of this fight, the YouTuber turned boxing sensation is extremely confident. He wants to keep himself on the driver’s seat in this bout and wants to get into Woodley‘s head.

That said, he made a quirky offer to the ex-UFC elite. Despite Woodley turning it down, ‘The Problem Child’ has kept his ultimate focus on his boxing prowess. He will look to make a loud statement in the ring and vanquish Woodley on August 29th.

Is Jake Paul one of the best trash talkers in boxing at present?

Over the past few months, the 24-year-old has stayed a hot topic in the news for his antics inside and outside the game.

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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)

Also, despite putting in some cracking boxing performances, Paul also has explored multiple ways to mentally defeat his opponents. As a result, he currently is one of the best trash talkers in the game. With time, he will look to improve on that aspect as well.

What do you make of ‘The Problem Child’s bet with Woodley? Why do you think the latter didn’t accept the same?

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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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