Shaquille O’Neal Drops Brutal Reality Check on Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Being Rigged: “Look at Jake Paul Signal His Wrist”

Published 12/23/2021, 12:56 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 06: Shaquille O’Neal appears to promote “Toys for Tots” during the AOL BUILD Series at AOL HQ on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)


Shaquille O’Neal is not happy with Jake Paul’s win over Tyron Woodley. O’Neal is an ardent follower of combat sports. Recently, the basketball legend spoke about the latest boxing match between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, which took place on December 18 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

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Talking about the fight, O’Neal said, “The way this guy broke it down. He said, ‘Listen, the fight is fake. Look at Jake Paul signal his wrists like this.'”

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“Yeah, he signaled his wrist. So now, the way he broke it down and the way he cut it and edited, Uhh I don’t know. But I don’t think my man Tyron Woodley would do that.” O’Neal said. Shaquille O’Neal was not a hundred percent sure the fight was real.

However, he did say that he trusted Woodley wouldn’t do such a thing. As for the fight, it turned out to be pretty uneventful. Before the fight, both fighters had promised early KOs.

However, neither of them lived up to their promise. However, things changed in the sixth round of the fight when Jake Paul pulled off a classic boxing move. He dipped his shoulders, faking a hook to the body. This made Woodley drop his hands.

Paul switched levels mid-way and struck ‘The Chose One’ with all his might, sending him buckling to the floor. The knockout was so clean that Woodley went down and the referee did not even count it. He directly stopped the fight.

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Tommy Fury believes he would have knocked Jake Paul out in the first round

Following his dropping out of the fight against Jake Paul, Tommy Fury has remained relatively silent on social media. However, Fury was far from impressed by Paul’s performance in the ring on Saturday night.

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While speaking to Dev Sahni for Unibet LowdownFury said: “If that was me in the ring on Saturday night, it wouldn’t have got out of the opening bell.”

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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