Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley – live results & updates
By Mark Eisner: Jake Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) outworked former UFC champion Tyron Woodley (0-1) in winning an eight round split decision in a catchweight fight at cruiserweight on Sunday night in their headliner on Showtime at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jake Paul was hurt in the fifth round by a big shot from Woodley. From that point on, Jake was gassed out and unable to do much other than jab.
Woodley failed to step on the gas the way he needed to for him to get the victory over the A-side Jake.
Despite having a big advantage in fight experience, Woodley fought like he was afraid to throw punches, and he gave the fight away to the 24-year-old YouTuber Paul.
The judges’ scores:
- 77-75 – Jake
- 78-74 – Jake
- 77-75 – Woodley
Boxing News 24 scored it an eight round draw. Neither guy did enough to get the win.
- WBC/WBO female featherweight champion Amanda Serrano (41-1-1, 30 KOs) defeated Yamileth Mercado (18-3, 5 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision. The scores were 97-93, 98-92, and 99-91. The fight was closely contested until the championship rounds, which is when Serrano put the heat on Mercado in trying to knock her out. Serrano looked like the more technically skilled fighter of the two, but Mercado hung tough and made it a hard fight.
- In an entirely predictable outcome, heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois (17-1, 16 KOs) made easy work of his sacrificial lamb Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano (19-4, 17 KOs) in stopping him in the first round. #1 WBA Dubois dropped Cusumano with a left-right combination. After Cusumano got back to his feet and was promptly dropped a second time. The process repeated one more time with Dubois knocking the yo-yo like Cusumano for a third and final time. Fortunately, the massacre was halted at this point. The time of the stoppage was at 2:10. It’s hard to know what went through the mind of Dubois’ promoter when he decided to put this match together. He’s not doing Dubois any favors by putting him in with fodder opposition at this point in his career. I don’t know where Dubois’ promoter Found Cusumano, but he needs to forget about using him in the future if he wants to help his fighters progress.
- Light welterweight contender Montana Love (16-0-1, 8 KOs) stopped former IBF 140-lb champion Ivan Baranchyk (20-3, 13 KOs) by a seventh round stoppage. Baranchyk was knocked down at the end of the seventh round. In between rounds, Baranchyk’s trainer opted to have the fight stopped to prevent his fighter from being hurt. Had Baranchyk gone out for the eighth round, he likely would have been poleaxed by the 26-year-old Love, as he was too hurt, too tired, and too easy to hit to make it through another round. The loss for the 28-year-old Baranchyk was his second in a row and third in his last four fights. At this point, Baranchyk might want to consider calling it a day. In his last fight, Jose Zepeda stopped Baranchyk out in the fifth round last October. Baranchyk was knocked down five times in that fight.
- Undefeated Light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) defeated MMA fighter Anthony Taylor (0-2) by a one-sided four round unanimous decision. The judge’s scores were 40-36, 40-36 and 40-36. Tommy, 22, is the younger half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. 3x. Although Tommy is unbeaten, he hasn’t shown the same talent as Tyson Fury, and he’s not expected to go far in the sport beyond the domestic level. Showtime president Stephen Espinoza said on Saturday that tonight’s fight for Tommy was an audition to potentially get a match against Jake Paul next time out. Sadly, with the way Tommy labored to win tonight in a quite dull performance, his chances of getting a fight with Jake are slim and none.
- Junior middleweight contender Charles Conwell (16-0, 12 KOs) obliterated Juan Carlos Rubio (18-1, 9 KOs) by a third round knockout. Rubio was knocked down twice in round two. The ending came in the third. The time of the stoppage was at 2:49.
YouTuber/Social media influencer Jake Paul, the brother of Logan Paul, wants to defeat the 40-year-old fading former UFC champion Woodley (0-0) to show the fans that he’s a real fighter, not just a guy that fights hand-picked non-boxers to sell to the public.
Unfortunately for Jake, he’s in a no-win situation when trying to prove himself to boxing fans because they recognize that he’s not fighting a boxer tonight.
Woodley is an older MMA fighter that hasn’t won a fight since 2018 and was likely picked out because he’s viewed as beatable.
The main card:
- Jake Paul vs . Tyron Woodley
- Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado
- Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano
- Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love
- Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley: who will be victorious?
In the case of Woodley, we can only judge him for what he’s done in the UFC octagon because he’s not had any fights yet as a pro inside a boxing ring.
As far as Woodley’s recent activity in the UFC competition, it’s not a good sign that he stopped winning in 2018, and he’s lost his last four fights. That suggests that age is creeping in, causing Woodley to come up short in his fights.
There’s a lot of bad blood between Woodley and Jake after what was said about Tyron’s mom. All the trash talk between the two fighters has both guys boiling over, and they want to settle it.
This will be Jake’s fourth fight as a pro tonight, and he’s hoping to add his fourth knockout victory.
He’s previously stopped former NBA star Nate Robinson last November, YouTuber Ali Eson Gib, and a soft-bodied former UFC champ Ben Askren. Interestingly, all of Jake’s wins have come by early knockout within the first two rounds.
How to watch Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley?
Watching the Jake vs. Woodley fight is as simple as ordering it on Showtime PPV. The cost is $59.99, which is a steal in terms of PPV and could prove to be a great value.
As I stated earlier, the card kicks off at 8 pm ET on August 29th at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio.
We’ll see what Woodley has in the tank tonight in his pro debut inside the squared circle. We know Woodley was a great fighter in his day in UFC competition, but his victories have dried up. Right now, we don’t know what to expect from Woodley tonight.
Woodley lost against great fighters in an entirely different sport, so defeats should not bear what he does tonight.
“My opponent is small; he just seemed little,” said Jake Paul to Betonline AG about Woodley.
Jake Paul and former UFC champ Tyron Woodley square off tonight in an eight-round professionally sanctioned fight in a catchweight bout at cruiserweight in Ohio.
Boxing News 24 will be giving updates below of the action and results from the five fights on the main portion of the card.
The action kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET, and it should be interesting with a lot of the compelling contests on the Showtime PPV card
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