Looks like Tyron Woodley will get his desired rematch against Jake Paul after all. Back in August, the two fought to a split decision with Paul picking up the victory. Woodley insisted he should have won and demanded a rematch but Paul would only grant it if Woodley first got the phrase “I love Jake Paul” inked on his body.
Initially, Paul said Woodley was taking too long in getting the tattoo so he moved on to his next opponent. Paul was scheduled to fight fellow undefeated boxer Tommy Fury this month, but now those plans have changed. Paul posted a video online announcing that “Tommy Fumbles” had withdrawn from the fight for medical reasons, and the pay-per-view would now be a rematch with Woodley instead. Paul is also sweetening the pot by offering an additional half-million bucks to Woodley if he manages to score a knockout.
“When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy Fumbles was pulling out, I told them I’ll fight anyone on December 18th,” the 24-year-old said, per TMZ. “Troy, Trey, Trevor, Travis … I don’t give a f*** who it is. Tommy’s pulling out because of a ‘medical condition’ called ‘vaginitis.’ Unlike the Furys, Tyron actually has some balls, is stepping in, and contractually he is getting an extra $500,000 if he knocks me out.”
In his Twitter video, Jake Paul also promises that he’s going to get a knockout win over Woodley this time for the highlight reel. He certainly has the confidence. While many feel that time is running out before Paul gets knocked out in the ring, he’s so far been managing to hold his own since transitioning into the sport of boxing. Paul is still undefeated with an official record of 4-0, having beaten Woodley in his fourth pro fight. Those first three wins were KOs, so Paul would undoubtedly be happy to snag another KO over Woodley. Meanwhile, Woodley’s pro boxing career is 0-1 with the loss against Paul serving as his first match; his MMA record is 19-7-1.
Tyron Woodley did get the “I love Jake Paul” tattoo on his finger to get his rematch, but it was initially denied. At the time, Woodley told MMA Junkie, “Jake Paul is a b***h. He didn’t want to fight, like, ‘You did it too late.’ No, you just didn’t want to fight, and they gave you a way out, and you took it and ran. It’s like a little kid in a playground, ‘Na, na, na, na, na,’ when they know they didn’t really win. Most people that watched the fight felt like I won the fight. I really didn’t walk away a loser in the fight. My ceiling doesn’t look different right now.”
Perhaps this rematch will be a way for the spectators to really know for sure who comes out on top when Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley duke it out. The fight is scheduled to go down on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, live on Showtime pay-per-view.
Jake Paul bested Tyron Woodley in a boxing match between the two on Showtime pay-per-view, but it looks like there may be a rematch.
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