Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley Respond to ‘Clout Chasing’ NFL Star After He Calls Out Paul for a Boxing Match

Published 12/21/2021, 3:02 AM EST


Jake Paul and his boxing journey have been controversial since day one with various accusations being hurled at the boxer ranging from being a clout chaser to being a bad boxer. His list of haters has been growing since day one, and it looks Le’Veon Bell is the latest entrant to this list.

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Decoding Jake Paul’s boxing career so far

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Jake Paul is arguably the most polarising figure in the boxing world today. Ever since his transition from a popular YouTube figure to a professional boxer, questions have been raised about his sincerity towards the craft. Some speculate his transition, an act of money-grabbing, and rightly so. After all, he has only fought with fellow popular personalities so far which relies more on the popularity factor than skills.

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For example, Jake Paul’s first match was against a popular British YouTuber AnEsonGib. Despite the latter (AnEsonGib aka Ali Al-Fakhari aka ‘Gib’) having considerable boxing experience, Jake Paul came out victorious on his debut in a tightly contested affair. Since the glorious debut, the popular YouTuber has fought four matches against the likes of former NBA legend Nate Robinson, former MMA artist Ben Askren, and former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley [twice].

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY|Courtesy: Reuters.

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley take shots at NFL player Le’Veon Bell; Tyron Woodley claims Bell to be “clout chasing”

On paper, Jake Paul’s boxing career looks fine as hell but each match has had its own share of controversy with respect to the quality of skills. Jake Paul’s recent fight with Tyron Woodley, for example, has been speculated to be rigged by some as the knockout of Tyron Woodley didn’t seem convincing to many.

Amongst the many fans who believe this conspiracy, NFL player Le’Veon Bell seems to be one of them as he took to Twitter after Paul vs Woodley 2 and asked Paul to fight people who can box.“[Jake Paul] fight me, stop tryna fight ppl who can’t box,” he tweeted.“I’m tired of watching him out box ppl who don’t even wanna box…if he wanna boxing match, a real one, he’d fight me…period, stop fightin small dudes who can’t box”

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Jake Paul soon took to Twitter and responded savagely. “Aye @TWooodley, this clown saying you can’t box. How about you show him as part of the next MVP event? Tyron would drop you faster than the Ravens !!”

Soon after, Jake Paul’s opponent Tyler Woodley also joined forces with him and called Bell a clout chaser. “See a person courageous enough to go into battle, and use that to try to throw your name in there for a bag. Without making that walk. That’s defined as clout chasing. Surprising from you,” said Woodley.

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What do you make of this whole controversy? Let us know!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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