Coach Firas Zahabi Reveals the Only Way Tyron Woodley Can Knock Jake Paul Out

Published 08/11/2021, 12:03 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul takes on his biggest test to date later this month. ‘The Problem Child’ will take on Tyron Woodley in a boxing bout in order to further legitimize himself as a boxer. The fight will also be his debut on Showtime sports after signing a multi-fight deal with the network. 

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Ahead of his fight, Firas Zahabi, coach of former welterweight UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and one of the brightest minds in the sport, gave his thoughts on how the fight between the two men would play out.

He said, “This is a very tough fight for Tyron. Why would Tyron Woodley possibly lose this fight? One, the guy he’s fighting is bigger, and he’s a big puncher. (Woodley) doesn’t want to take that risk, even though he has that skill He executes in sparring, but he’s a little bit gunshy (in actual fights)” 

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Zahabi continued, “Two things are gonna happen, either (Jake Paul) is going to move ahead on the scorecards against Woodley, or he’s gonna get knocked out by a counter right. I doubt Woodley knocks him out with any other punch.”

Firas Zahabi makes a bold accusation against Jake Paul 

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The MMA community has been split when it comes to picking a winner. A good portion of the MMA community gave Paul the advantage since he has boxed before and is the younger fighter. Woodley, on the other hand, has devastating knockout power which he has shown time and time again. He also has the experience that Paul severely lacks. 

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In the same ask me anything session, Zahabi also went on to add that he believes Jake Paul is on PEDs. The Tristar Gym coach believes that the lack of testing would allow Paul to consume banned substances in preparation for his fight. This is an extremely bold accusation coming from the coach, considering Paul has never tested positive for any banned substances.

What do you make of Zahabi’s prediction of the fight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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