VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather’s Counsel to Tyron Woodley Before Jake Paul Fight Proved Ineffective

Published 09/05/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Tyron Woodley had honed himself with some of the most prolific names of the boxing world to prepare for a showdown against Jake Paul. He clearly showcased his abilities in the ring, but couldn’t vanquish his rival. While Floyd Mayweather had counseled the former UFC champion before stepping up for the fight, it didn’t benefit him with a successful boxing debut.

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Tyron Woodley clearly had his moments in the fight, and the result could have also gone either way. But stats show him to have a loss against Paul, even after receiving words of inspiration from arguably the greatest boxer of all time.

Showtime Sports captured the moment where Floyd Mayweather face-timed Tyron Woodley before the fight, sending chills across the combat world. As they had already trained together at the gym, the last-minute video call might have validated a new bond between ‘Money’ and ‘The Chosen One’.

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In the clip, Mayweather said, “One thing you know and I just want you to know this. He [Jake Paul] has never been buzzed before. You have been hit, you have been buzzed before. So, the difference between you and him, you can shake it off.”

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Woodley clearly took note of it, as he came in as the aggressor in the fight. The first few rounds saw him poleaxe ‘The Problem Child’ brutally. He almost knocked down Paul in round four, which became one of the most iconic moments in the fight. But the social media celeb was fortunate to remain unbeaten, paving the path for a potential rematch.

Tyron Woodley and Floyd Mayweather can continue the run

Following the loss, Woodley threw the offer of re-matching Paul, which ‘The Problem Child’ accepted. But Paul also asked the UFC veteran to ink a tattoo stating ‘I Love Jake’ to earn the rematch. Although MMA fighters have advised Woodley to avoid the choice, the former welterweight champion didn’t sound friendly to his ex-UFC colleagues like Daniel Cormier.

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He has agreed to meet Jake Paul again. As Woodley already shares Big Gerald as his trainer with Mayweather, it will be interesting to see if ‘The Chosen One’ embarks on a boxing career. Mayweather and Woodley have already appeared close to each other and can continue nourishing the bond ahead.

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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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