Youtube star Jake Paul in a rematch knocked out former UFC middleweight belt holder Tyrone Woodley, who agreed to replace the injured Tommy Fury. “MK-Sport” talks about the next success of “Difficult Child”.
You can relate to Jake Paul as you like , but over these two years he has become one of the most striking phenomena in the professional ring. Of course, there is no question of champion ambitions, but the 24-year-old American got used to the ring so quickly and easily that even the reigning champions gave him his due. Still, he started from scratch, and, continuing to be an upstart who literally “yesterday” was in the gym, he has already knocked out the former UFC and Bellator champions.
For Ben Askren, the appearance in the ring turned into an indelible shame, and Tyrone Woodley had his first meeting with Paul relatively well for a man who by the age of 38 was used to fighting, but not boxing.
By the second meeting, Woodley vowed to knock out the shocking blonde. The blogger, in turn, promised to write Tyrone a check for half a million dollars if he made the threat come true. There was no doubt about Jake’s words, since he gave a million dollars from his previous fee to the boxers who fought in the undercard. But how serious Woodley was in his intentions, hardly even the fighter himself knew.
Definitely, the second meeting of the athletes was very different from the first. Jake Paul, although he collected rounds in the piggy bank, but looked unusually bad. He feared Woodley hits and did not believe in his own success, not turning successful hits into combinations. In addition, Jake defended awkwardly, diving head first, looking away from the target.
This turned into serious trouble for him in the third round, when his forehead collided with the opponent’s elbow and received a deep cut, similar to the one that Arthur Beterbiev had in the fight by Marcus Brown . However, the blood did not flood his face, and the fight itself caused a feeling of incredible melancholy.
The patience of the spectators ended in the second round, even then there was a whistle. But this did not bring the main characters of the evening to their senses. Paul was still afraid to hit his opponent, and Woodley was constantly clinching, as if he had been told that in boxing, as well as in MMA, points could be given for “control at the cage.” Referee Chris Young was able to separate boxers much more often. Woodley was not limited to one control, and in the fourth round he made a transfer to the ground.
One could joke: “It was Tyrone’s most successful action for the whole evening.” But it’s fair to say that the former UFC champion took the fifth round because his opponent did nothing against it. And Woodley led most of the sixth round.
An ugly, completely unattainable fight, where there was much more fighting than boxing, ended with a sudden knockout from Paul. At the end of the sixth round, the blogger dared to cross, and the former MMA fighter, as ordered, removed his left hand. And what is interesting, he saw the monstrous swing of his opponent and kept his hand to his chin. Synchronously Woodley lowered his left down, and Paul walked through the resulting void right into his jaw. Tyrone collapsed louder and faster than the monument to Lenin in Ukraine.Jake Paul
Boxing fans could have been overwhelmed by the “old school”, because Paul’s hit turned out to be incredibly similar to that of Sergio Martinez , with which he knocked out Paul Williams. In 2010, this moment received the Knockout of the Year award.
It is unlikely that a blogger will receive a similar award. The difference in the status of battles and technical equipment is too great. And, despite the early victory, Paul looked worse than usual. Perhaps the “Difficult Child” overestimated his own strengths, past victories were too easy for him, and now he was preparing without much zeal. But, perhaps, this is only a heavier stone in the garden of the former UFC champion. Apparently, Tyrone confused something and considered that he was promised $ 500,000 regardless of who is knocked out. Jake Paul
In any case, now there is a bold exclamation mark in the confrontation between Paul and Woodley, and Jake now has to seriously think about his own career. Isn’t it the best moment to leave boxing undefeated? If not, he will definitely not have a deficit in rivals.
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