Jake Paul was tested and went the distance for the first time on Sunday night. He improved to 4-0 with a split decision victory over Tyron Woodley in front of a raucous sold out crowd at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The fight was distributed by Showtime pay-per-view.
The 24-year-old YouTube star/influencer breezed through the first three rounds before getting rocked in the fourth. Woodley didn’t throw many punches throughout the first three, but had a big fourth round.
After winning his first 3 fights by knockout with little resistance, Paul had to dig down a bit to secure the victory.
“Tyron hit him with a good good shot. Jake showed toughness and bit down,” Paul’s trainer BJ Flores told BoxingScene.com immediately after the fight.
Paul regained his legs in the 5th round but the judges’ scorecards were all over the place in the second half of the fight. The final scores were 78-74 and 77-75 in favor of Paul with one judge scoring the fight 77-75 for Woodley.
Flores, a former world title challenger in the cruiserweight and heavyweight division, said that he was happy with charge’s performance and believes that he will grow from the experience. He also gave Woodley a lot of credit.
“It was a good performance from Tyron. He was well prepared. Jake did what he had to do. It wasn't his best performance he but still got through 8 rounds and showed toughness. We use the momentum to go on to the next one,” said Flores.
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