Jake Paul’s Height: Is He Really 6’1?

Published 08/26/2021, 7:59 PM EDT


With just a couple of days away from fight night, tensions between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley have just escalated to a whole new level after the recent press conference. The new bad blood between the two will make for some interesting action on Sunday night as the two finally meet in the ring.

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Predicting such an odd matchup between a YouTube star and a former UFC champion is a near-impossible task. While it almost always comes down to who really wants the win more, one can predict a fighter’s game plan by taking physical attributes into consideration.

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As the two head into battle on August 29, here’s a closer look at certain physical attributes of both fighters and what that can tell about the fighters’ game plans.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: Height and Reach

According to Boxrec, Jake Paul’s height in feet and inches is 6’1 and 185 in cm. Against YouTubers Deji and Aneeson Gib, wrestling specialist Ben Askren and even Tyron Woodly, Jake Paul has had a height advantage. ‘The Problem Child’ has 76 inches or a 193 cm reach. So far, he has also had a reach advantage over all of his opponents.

On the other hand, his opponent Tyron Woodley is 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm tall. ‘The Chosen One’ has a 74-inch or 188 cm reach. Even in the UFC, he often faced much taller opponents like Kamaru Usman, Stephen Thompson etc. Despite his shorter reach against various opponents, he has still managed to secure vicious knockout wins throughout his extensive mixed martial arts career.

Is Jake Paul really 6’1?

While Jake Paul’s records show that he stands tall at 6 feet 1 inch, many online forums and fans have argued that he is well below his posted height. Fans have even compared his reported height to a picture of him standing in front of YouTuber KSI.

According to Celebheights, KSI is 5 ft 11 inches or 178 cm. This raised a few eyebrows as it did not seem like there was much difference between the two YouTubers in terms of their heights.

However, these are just online discussions and his official height is still considered 6’1.

How can ‘The Problem Child’ use his height and reach to his advantage?

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Jake Paul is the taller opponent with a longer arm reach compared to Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley. With a clear height and reach advantage over his opponent, Jake ‘The Problem Child’ will definitely have an upper hand in terms of controlling the pace of the fight.

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He could try to create and maintain distance between him and Woodley. This would allow the 24-year-old to land jabs and attempt knockout shots, while also blocking his opponent from landing counterpunches.

To counter this approach, Tyron Woodley would need to create angles to close the distance and deliver shots from inside the pocket.  Good defense and agility in his movement would be necessary in order to successfully knock out the Ohio native.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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