‘Dont Let This Dude Keep Fooling You’ – Tyron Woodley Says People Underestimate Jake Paul

Published 09/02/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


Ever since Jake Paul made his professional boxing debut, the fighter has been garnering attention from everyone in the combat sports world. Recently, as Paul faced former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, he came back into the spotlight.

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This was Paul’s 4th professional boxing fight, while it was Woodley’s boxing debut. However, many people still believed that Woodley would defeat Paul, as he is much more experienced than Paul.

That was not the case, as Paul won the fight via split decision. However, even though ‘The Problem Child’ won the fight against a UFC legend, many people still don’t believe he is a good boxer.

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However, Woodley is certainly not one of them. During a recent interview, Woodley talked about his fight with Paul and actually praised Paul for his fighting spirit. He said, “Sold out a fu*king basketball arena. Two dudes fighting, I told him from the beginning. This will look like a fight.”

“Don’t let this dude keep fooling you that he’s some YouTuber. He’s a rich kid with no kids, no responsibilities. Endless opportunities for the best trainers, the best conditioners, the best living stuff. He’s passionate about it, so why wouldn’t he go all in and all out. This is a fight.”

Many people think that the events Jake and Logan Paul take part in are more entertainment gigs rather than serious fights. And many combat sports purists do not consider Jake Paul to be a legitimate fighter. However, as someone who has fought ‘The Problem Child’, Woodley believes that Paul is really passionate about boxing.

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What next for Jake Paul?

Jake Paul has competed in 4 professional boxing fights till now and after his latest victory, fans have been speculating about what is next for the fighter. One potential fight can be the rematch with Woodley, as many people believed that Woodley deserved to win the fight.

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Therefore, a second fight would settle the debate once and for all. Paul has also always talked about how he wants to face Conor McGregor. However, as ‘Notorious’ is currently injured, that fight might not take place any time soon.

Who do you think Jake Paul should fight next? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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