Tyron Woodley issues statement following knockout loss to Jake Paul –
Tyron Woodley was hoping for revenge when he faced off against Jake Paul in a short-term rematch tonight in Tampa, Fla.
Woodley (0-2) and Paul (5-0) had of course already faced each other in a high-profile boxing match last August in Cleveland, with Jake coming away with a split decision victory.
‘The Chosen One’ was able to hurt the YouTube sensation in their first fight, nearly earning a knockdown in the process. However, Jake Paul would eventually land the best hitting volume throughout the fight and thus walk away with the split decision victory.
Tyron Woodley was trying to break a five-fight losing skid when he squared off in Tampa. ‘T-Wood’ ended his mixed martial arts career with four straight losses inside the Octagon, then of course gave up his boxing debut at Paul.
As for Jake Paul, “The Problem Child” was originally scheduled to meet Tommy Fury on Saturday night. However, the British fighter was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury, which ultimately opened the door for a rematch with Woodley.
Saturday night’s “Paul vs. Woodley 2” fight wasn’t the thrilling rematch most fans were hoping for. The first five rounds of the contest consisted of lots of hugs and clinch, which resulted in a plethora of boos from the crowd. That being said, the fight ended in spectacular fashion, this after Paul landed a huge right hand that sent Woodley crashing down onto the canvas in a state of unconsciousness.
Official result: Jake Paul beats. Tyron Woodley via KO (punch) in Round 6
Shortly after his devastating knockout loss, Woodley surfaced at the event’s post-fight press conference where he released the following statement.
“I’m not finished. Please don’t look at me with sad eyes. At some point you’ll have to put some respect on Jake’s name. – said Woodley.
When asked if this was the hardest blow he has ever suffered, Woodley replied:
“Nate Marquardt hit me with the hardest blow. It’s probably the hardest hit I’ve been hit with.
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