Jake Paul defeated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley by split decision on Sunday night to improve his professional boxing record to 4-0.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 30, 2021
Judges Dana DePaulo and Jaime Garayua scored the bout in favour of Paul, while Phil Rogers had Woodley at 77-75.
This marks Paul’s fourth professional victory, having defeated another former UFC champion in Ben Askren after knocking him out in the first round back in April.
Fighting in front of his hometown crowd at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, the home of the NBA’s Cavaliers, Paul took control in the opening three rounds. Woodley seized the initiative in Rounds 4 and 5 as Paul began to fade, but he gained a second wind to go the distance and complete all eight rounds.
Mere moments after the fight, Woodley challenged Paul to a rematch, but only on the condition that he gets an “I Love Jake Paul” tattoo. The former welterweight champion proceeded to chirp Jake’s brother, Logan, after his proclamation.
Tyron Woodley challenged Jake Paul to a rematch then started talking trash with Logan Paul pic.twitter.com/uIKVrDZJwp
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 30, 2021