Why Did Jake Paul Almost Brawl With Tyron Woodley at the Weigh-Ins?

Published 08/29/2021, 3:34 AM EDT
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)


The Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley ceremonial weigh-ins were as eventful as expected. With all the trash talk and all the build-up before the fight, sparks were bound to fly on stage. Jake Paul, up to his usual antics, did all he could to get into Woodley’s mind.

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The tension between both the fighters and their camps was palpable. The face-off started off pretty uneventfully until Ariel Helwani went over to interview Jake Paul. At that moment, ‘The Problem Child’ took the opportunity to taunt Woodley while eating a box of Raising Cane’s chicken fingers.

“Chicken fingers, Tyron’s a chicken,” Paul told Helwani.

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Woodley, however, came prepared. He went over to Jake Paul with a handful of DudeWipes- baby wipes for men. The 3-0 boxer then smacked the wipes out of Tyron Woodley’s hand and started walking towards him. The situation quickly escalated as both the fighters’ camps rushed onto the stage to sort things out.

While Jake Paul weighed in at 190 pounds for the Cruiserweight showdown, Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley tipped the scales at 189.5 pounds. Hence, both fighters made weight for their match.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley antics

The build-up to the Jake ‘The Problem Child’ Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight has been full of antics, trash talk, and ridiculous bets. The YouTube sensation definitely knows how to get his name on the news and promote his fights. Many people call his antics ‘cringe’, but the fact of the matter is, it helps sell the fight.

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During one of their first press conferences, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley made a bet requiring the loser to get the winner’s name tattooed on their body. To enforce this rule, Jake will be flying out professional tattoo artist ‘Tatu Baby’. The pair shook hands in front of the cameras. Now, on Sunday we will see if they fulfill this bet.

Most recently, during their press conference on Friday, a brawl almost broke out when someone from Paul’s entourage supposedly spoke ill about Momma Woodley. Tyron got out of his chair, enraged at the comments made by Jake’s corner.

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Given the animosity, bad blood, and the prospect of having their conqueror’s name inked on their skin for good, both Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will be keen to avoid a defeat later tonight.

Who do you think will win on Sunday? Will Tyron Woodley go back to winning ways or will Jake Paul shock the world yet again?

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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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