Tyron Woodley Reveals Why He Didn’t Knockout Jake Paul Out the First Time They Fought

Published 12/14/2021, 1:15 PM EST


Fate has given Tyron Woodley a second chance to redeem himself. The Chosen One will fight YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul for a rematch. Jake Paul originally planned to fight British professional boxer, Tommy Fury.

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Additionally, Tyson Fury, the heavyweight boxing world champion, is Tommy’s elder half-brother. Tommy reportedly suffered from a severe chest infection and a broken rib that led him to pull out of the match. Organizers quickly appointed Woodley at brief notice as the replacement.

In the first matchup, Tyron had an opportunity to finish Jake, but he seemed hesitant. This led to Jake defeating the former UFC champion. Paul currently has won all of his 4 fights.

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Recently Woodley appeared for an interview with Ariel Helwani for MMA Hour to promote his fight. In which Ariel questioned the reason for not finishing the fight. To which Tyron replied, “My shoulders were f*****g sore. I ain’t gonna lie. I wanted to but my shoulders were sore before then.”

He further elaborated on the unusual setting of the boxing ring ropes, which hindered his decision as well.

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Tyron Woodley gives detail on what went down in the first matchup

Tyron Woodley, in the same interview, explained in detail what happened during the fight. In addition to ropes being loose, he shared his difficult physical state.

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Woodley said, “So I was going to try to send his ass to the rope but when you watch the punch, I punched him he sprung up the rope and he went back into my arm so it’s kind of hyper-extending my elbow and my shoulder so at that point my moneymaker f*****g was at jeopardy so I had to try to walk him down make him opponent so I can punch straight shots off of his punches.”

Tyron is looking to settle the debt once and for all at the upcoming professional boxing rematch on December 18, 2021.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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