Jake Paul (4-0 3 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his career last Sunday night when he defeated former UFC champion Tyron Woodley via split decision.
The 24-year-old Youtube star/influencer started the fight off fast and breezed through the first three rounds before getting rocked by Woodley in the fourth round. He was able to regain his composure shortly thereafter and most experts had him winking the fight by a 6-2 or 5-3 margin.
After the fight Woodley immediately began campaigning for a rematch. Paul responded by saying that if Woodley honored a pre-fight bet in which the loser of the fight would get a tattoo that reads, “I love (insert winner’s name),” then he would give him a rematch.
Paul’s trainer BJ Flores feels that the result of the fight was conclusive and that there is no need to run it back. He would prefer for his fighter to move on to a new challenge.
“Look, every expert from Teddy Atlas, Brian Campbell, Steve Farhood and Max Kellerman all had it scored 6-2. It was competitive but Tyron wasn't able to pull the trigger. People want to see Jake in there with some younger guys and I believe that is the direction we will go.
“The fight wasn't intriguing enough to demand a rematch. Good fight? Yes. Demand for a rematch? No. It was conclusive. Tyron was in position yet was very hesitant to pull the trigger from Jake’s right hand/hook counters. The jab/taunts/feints had Tyron hesitant all night. Jake clearly won, even though Tyron was competitive,” Flores said to BoxingScene.com.
“Tyron goes from, ‘I'm going to hurt Jake bad’ and ‘No Disney kid has a chance with me. Jake’s gonna pay me a bag if he don't wanna get the tattoo,’ to ‘Jake is a coward because he beat me 6-2 and won't give me an immediate rematch.’ You had your shot. Go get a win and maybe later down the road if it makes sense.”
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