Jake Paul Says an Early Knockout Against ‘Explosive’ Tyron Woodley Is Possible

Published 07/18/2021, 7:30 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)


Jake Paul doesn’t seem intimidated by the fact that Tyron Woodley is an A-listed opponent who has knocked out several professional fighters in his combat career. Instead, the YouTuber turned prizefighter has vowed to vanquish the former UFC champion, that too via stoppage in the early rounds. Well, it’s not new to the fans as Paul has been making such claims for a long time.

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However, he has also acknowledged Woodley’s abilities in a recent media interaction. Despite boasting all his prowess, ‘The Problem Child’ didn’t rule out the dangers which ‘T-Wood’ might bring. However, it didn’t affect his confidence.

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Speaking with Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards, Jake Paul said, “I actually wanna challenge myself and I think Tyron [Woodley] is a real challenge. I have to take this more serious than any other fight and he is a real threat.”

“Tyron Woodley is a real threat with knockout power. He has knocked out some of the best fighters in the world, 5-time champion, explosive, you know has like 8 Pack. He is a real guy. But that’s why I wanna do. That’s why I fall somewhere in the middle actually challenging myself. But me knowing deep down, like with all that said, I just have to be super alert and cautious in the ring and think I can take him out in two rounds.”

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Despite flexing a 3-0 unbeaten record, Paul knows the former UFC veteran will be the toughest fight of his career.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley- The glittery mismatch

On analyzing both men’s combat careers, Tyron Woodley clearly takes a lead over Jake Paul. Starting from his MMA accolades to a stellar pro-fighting resume, Woodley has all the reasons to tout himself superior. However, as he has never competed in a professional boxing bout, it might be a matter of concern for him.

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Jake Paul has shown great developments with each of his fights. After taking out a fellow YouTuber on his debut, Paul finished Nate Robinson in his second fight. He further upgraded himself by knocking out former MMA champion Ben Askren next. He will look to continue on this trend against ‘The Chosen One’.

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Although none of these names are pro boxers, they have helped Jake Paul grow. Hence, Woodley might be his ticket to an even bigger bout in the coming days.

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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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