Jake Paul Knocks Out Tyron Woodley in Latest Fight


| LAST UPDATE 12/20/2021

By Helena Yannis
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Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley faced each other in an intense boxing match on December 18. And the YouTube star turned boxer won big - again. Here's everything you need to know.

In case you forgot, it's not the first time these two met in the ring: Paul and Woodley previously faced each other in August, but a rematch has been in the talks ever since. The former UFC Welterweight Champion promised to get a tattoo that said "I Love Jake Paul" to have a rematch, and he's a man of his word. Tyron showed off his new ink - which he got on the inside of his middle finger - back in September. And this last weekend, the guy finally got his shot at redemption.

But Jake was initially supposed to be facing someone else in the ring: Tommy Fury. The Love Island star pulled out because of medical reasons, and it wasn't long before Paul shared his two cents on the matter. "When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy Fumbles [Fury] was pulling out, I told them I'll fight anyone on December 18th. Troy, Trey, Trevor, Travis,... I don't give a f*ck who it is," he wrote on the Gram.

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Paul added, "Unlike Fury's, Tyron actually has some balls, is stepping in, and contractually he is getting an extra $500,000 if he knocks me out. First time I outboxed him. This time I'm gonna punish him and leave no doubt."

Unfortunately for Woodley, he missed out on those 500K. The two reunited in Tampa, Florida's Amalie Arena, for a Showtime pay-per-view event. And some viewers experienced deja vu as Jake once again knocked out Tyron. The final hit happened in the match's sixth round and saw the 39-year-old end up face-down on the mat. "I've KO'ed everyone I've fought," Paul boasted on Twitter afterward.

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Woodley also shared his thoughts on the fight after watching a replay. "I went back and I looked at it and I'm like why the f*ck did I drop my hand?" he said at the post-fight press conference. "I had both hands up. I knew it was coming. I was ready to block," Tyron added. But some viewers think differently and are saying it was no accident - the fight was rigged.