‘The Scoring Was Crazy’- Miesha Tate Crowns Tyron Woodley Winner against Jake Paul

Published 09/02/2021, 3:37 PM EDT


Youtuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul recently picked up a split decision victory against Tyron Woodley. And although Woodley had the more powerful shots, even landing a concussive blow in the fourth round, which sent the 24-year-old crashing on the ropes, two judges scored the fight 77-75 and 78-74 for Paul, while the third judge scored it 77-75 in favor of Tyron Woodley. 

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Nevertheless, Tyron Woodley has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism from fans and fighters for not finishing the relatively inexperienced Paul when he had the chance. 

However, in a recent interview with Sirius XM boxing, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate gave her take on the fight, claiming she scored the fight in favor of Tyron Woodley.

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“We have to understand and factor in as humans in the reffing, like what punches actually matter and what ones don’t. I mean, I think it’s an important part of being a judge. And I feel like a lot of the strikes that Jake tried to land were in a desperate effort to keep Woodley away from him. A lot of them landed on, like forearms and stuff”, said Tate. “I thought that Woodley won; I thought that the scoring was crazy. I’m not saying it was a blowout, by any means. I felt pretty confident. I was like ‘Yeah, Woodley definitely won that fight’. He led the charge, he landed the more powerful shots that mattered, he was the bigger threat at any point. He was closer to finish that fight at any point and never took a step backwards, like these things matter.”  

In fact, even women’s boxing champion Claressa Shields scored the fight in favor of Woodley. However, it seems like since Woodley wasn’t able to finish the fight when he had the chance, ‘The Chosen one’ will have to live with this loss for the rest of his life.

Who will Jake Paul box next? 

Following his most recent split decision victory against Woodley, Paul now has a boxing record of 4-0. The former Disney star put on a respectable performance against the former UFC champion, proving his dedication to the sport.  

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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)

As of now, there are several fights available for Jake Paul in the coming months. A rematch with Tyron Woodley would be on the top of the cards for now. Another option would be fighting Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy Furry, who has been calling Paul out for a while and recently fought on his undercard as well.

Jake Paul has also called out a multitude of MMA fighters, including Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, and Jorge Masvidal. If Paul can continue winning, it won’t be a surprise to see these MMA superstars indulging him by taking him on a boxing bout.

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What do you think? Who will Jake Paul face next? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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