REVEALED: Jake Paul was AHEAD on all three judges’ scorecards before stunning knockout of Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their grudge rematch in Florida
Jake Paul was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards before delivering a devastating one-punch knockout to end his rivalry with Tyron Woodley in style.
‘The Problem Child’ claimed a split decision victory over the UFC legend in their first bout in August but was far more decisive in Tampa, Florida, as his picture-perfect overhand right knocked Woodley out cold.
Paul suffered a gruesome cut to the forehead following an accidental clash of heads in the third round, but rallied well to claim another impressive victory.
Jake Paul celebrated as he stopped Tyron Woodley in emphatic fashion to move to 5-0
Paul was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage in round six
The decisive shot fell in round six, where Paul timed a wide-eyed Woodley perfectly, sending the 39-year-old crashing to the canvas, with the bout called off in an instant.
The first five rounds offered less entertainment, other than Paul’s dramatic cut to the head, with the Florida crowd offering boos on two separate occasions, with both fighters clinching regularly.
Woodley admitted he had lost the first three rounds in their first bout in August during the build-up to this rematch, and he was unable to capitalise on Paul’s evident distress, once again appearing somewhat gun-shy.
That was evident on the judges’ scorecards, who, after five rounds of action, had Paul unanimously in the lead, with two scores of 49-46 and another of 48-46.
Paul (right) delivered a brutal knockout blow in the sixth round to leave Woodley out cold
A downbeat Woodley, 39, waved to the crowd as he made his way out of the ring after the loss
Woodley would have needed a hefty momentum-shift to turn the scores around, but he wasn’t afforded the opportunity, as Paul gave another reminder of his power as he closed the show in style.
Paul, now 5-0 in his professional career, has four knockouts in his five outings, with the judges required just once. He has also stopped all four of his opponents, after Woodley went the distance last time out.
The 24-year-old was initially scheduled to take on Tommy Fury before the Brit pulled out with a broken rib and a chest infection, with Woodley stepping in with just two weeks’ notice.
‘Hey Tommy, wish you could’ve been here but watching from a TV is cool too,’ was the message displayed across Paul’s top as he made his walk to the ring, and he continued to criticise the Brit in the immediate aftermath.
Woodley was checked over after suffering a brutal knockout in the sixth round of the bout
Speaking after the fight, he said ‘This is as real as it gets, just like my right hand. I told you, I was going to f**k him up. And I f***k him up.
‘This guy (Woodley) is a legend and respect him for taking the fight on two weeks’ notice. Tommy Fury is a b***h for pulling out of the fight.
‘It was a tough fight. I had blood in my eyes. I had the job done.
‘I was setting the punch up the whole fight. He didn’t see it coming. Like a lumberjack, timber.’