It was close, but Jake Paul took a split-decision win over Tyron Woodley Sunday night in Cleveland.
It wasn’t Paul’s best performance, but he used his reach and jab to keep Woodley at bay early in the fight. Woodley had a moment in the fourth round where he rocked Paul with a left hand sending Paul into the ropes, but it was not scored a knockdown and Woodley was unable to capitalize.
Woodley catches Jake Paul 😮
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) August 30, 2021
Woodley increased the pressure and tried to increase his volume in the later rounds, but Paul did just enough to convince the judges, who scored it 77-75, 75-77, and 78-74.
#PaulWoodley official scorecards.
Do you agree with the judges? pic.twitter.com/EI9hGMbpIS
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 30, 2021
Even though Paul did get the victory, it was a much less impressive one than his previous three bouts. The biggest moment of the fight was Woodley’s fourth round and many fans took to social media to voice that Woodley should have won the fight.
After that performance he’s best not fighting a boxer, tyron had so many chances to win that fight just didn’t take them! A real boxer will hurt Jake. The fight as made him realise that
— Liam Mcalary (@Liam_Mcalary) August 30, 2021
In other bouts:
JAKE PAUL DEF. TYRON WOODLEY VIA SD (77-75, 75-77, 78-74)
AMANDA SERRANO DEF. YAMILETH MERCADO VIA UD (97-93, 98-92, 99-91)
DANIEL DUBOIS DEF. JOE CUSUMANO VIA TKO R1 2:10
MONTANA LOVE DEF. IVAN BARANCHYK VIA TKO (CORNER STOPPAGE) R3 3:00
TOMMY FURY DEF. ANTHONY TAYLOR VIA UD (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
CHARLES CONWELL DEF. JUAN CARLOS RUBIO VIA TKO R3 2:49
The event takes place Sunday Aug. 29 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.