Jake Paul, 24, insists he’s aiming for a world title after destroying Tyron Woodley, as YouTuber boldly claims no fighter in boxing history has achieved what he has achieved at this lifetime
Jake Paul thinks the prospect of a world title is a real possibility after ending his rivalry with Tyrone Woodley in a certain way in Tampa, Florida.
‘The Problem Child’ claimed a unanimous victory over Woodley in his first match in August, but was even more decisive in the eagerly awaited rematch as he ousted the UFC legend with a devastating header in the sixth round.
Paul, who overcame the shocking post-clash in the third round, went 5-0 with the win and now has knockouts on all four of his opponents.
Jake Paul (right) knocked out Tyron Woodley (left) emphatically as he moved to 5-0
Paul celebrated his victory in front of a crowd of 18,000 while Woodley remained on the ground
The boxer-turned-youtuber has added to the knockout reel, having posted similar confirmed victories over former UFC champ Ben Screenin and NBA star Nate Robinson, as well as a first-round win over AnEsonGib on his first professional outing.
Paul, who is still only 24 years old, insists that the sky is the limit, arguing that he can reach the elite level in the sport if he continues to dedicate himself to boxing.
Asked about his long-term vision in the sport during his post-match press conference, Paul said: ‘It’s scary trying to put a cap on where this goes, the potential here is unlimited.
“It’s really up to me and my team and how hard I work. I’m hungry and motivated and I love this ***. Two years as a pro and this has gone astronomical and made history.
“I would like to continue organizing historical events, selling massive pay-per-view and fighting higher-level opposition as I progress.
“Maybe when the time is right I’ll go for the world championship belt, no matter what belt – IBF, WBA, WBO, I don’t know. It would be funny to be a world champion and be like, ‘Yeah, I’m a YouTuber.'”
Once I won the world championship, I was going to take the belt and I’d throw it on the field and tread, because you’re a champion here (pointing to his head) and in your heart.. I’m a champion!
Woodley was checked after suffering a brutal knockout in the sixth round of the match
Paul believes that no other fighter in history has achieved what he has achieved in the same time frame
Paul has argued on several occasions that his level of opposition exceeds that of most professional fighters in their early career.
Tommy Fury, in place of Woodley, was scheduled to fight in Florida, before the Briton had to withdraw with a broken rib and a chest infection. In Fury’s fifth round, he defeated Scott Williams, whose record was 0-9 at the time, is now 0-21.
Paul insists that no other fighter can match what he has achieved in his short career thus far.
“No one in the history of boxing has done what I did at this age,” he added.
“Huge pay-per-view, fired everyone I fought. The only person who’s active like me and does pay-per-view is Canelo.
She turned everyone she fought into memes, and it went viral all over the internet. I’m ready to fight anyone – it doesn’t matter if he’s a professional boxer or a five-time UFC champion. I was built for this.