Ray Mancini Trashes Jake Paul’s Performance Against Tyron Woodley: ‘One Guy Did Nothing’

Published 09/05/2021, 9:02 AM EDT


The Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight had a lot of eyes on it. The fight that took place last Sunday had the likes of Dave Chappelle, Dustin Poirier, AJ McKee, and Sean O’Malley in attendance at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland Ohio.

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One of the biggest names in attendance was Cleveland’s very own boxing legend. Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini was in attendance to watch the fight live. However, the 60-year-old former lightweight champ did not seem impressed with the way the two fighters performed.

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“That’s a fight where one guy’s scared and the other guy is glad of it. One guy did nothing, and the other guy did less. Really, look, if Woodley ain’t in there… What did the other guy do? Nothing.”

When asked about the scoring of the fight, Mancini replied, My a**, Woodley won that fight. What else are you gonna say? Look, we know that one guy sells tickets, the other guy don’t mean a whole lot. It’s called show business for a reason. Business comes along for the show.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini seemed quite frustrated with the main event. The people knew the former champ for his courage and fighting spirit inside the ring, so watching Jake ‘The Problem Child’ and Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley look scared to throw a punch didn’t entertain him.

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Mancini also said that he would definitely not watch either of them fight again.

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What is Ray Mancini doing now?

After retiring from boxing early, because of psychological anxiety, the former champion moved to Los Angeles to live with his daughters and produce low-budget Hollywood films. He is one of the few boxers from his era that has not burned out all of his career earnings, all thanks to a financial advisor that put him on a monthly stipend during his boxing days.

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Since then he has also starred in a one-man show about his life called “Stories from the Corner: A Night with Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini”. He also helps out and gets involved with the community in his hometown, Youngstown, in Ohio.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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