Jake Paul’s ascent in the world of boxing isn’t stopping any time soon as he displayed on Saturday night when the YouTube star-turned-prizefighter, knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley at 2:12 of the sixth round in a rematch Saturday night at Amalie Arena.
Paul caught Woodley with a huge right hand — and Woodley was out cold on contact, face-planting to the mat.
“This is as real as it f—ing gets, just like my right hand,” Paul said after the win.
Not everybody agrees with it being real, however, as social media users noticed something suspicious when Paul knocked out Woodley. People think either Paul gave a signal to Woodley to drop his hand or the UFC legend downright did what he did on purpose to lose the bout.
You be the judge.
Like everything in life, not everybody shared the same sentiment.
Paul beat Woodley in the first fight via split decision on Aug. 29 in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland. Woodley replaced Paul’s original opponent, Tommy Fury, on just two weeks’ notice when Tommy Fury withdrew due to a broken rib and a chest infection.
Paul is now 5-0 and now owns pro boxing knockouts over YouTuber AnEsonGib, NBA veteran Nate Robinson and former MMA champion Ben Askren.
“I’ve knocked out every single person that I’ve fought,” Paul said.
Woodley (0-2) is considered one of the best MMA welterweights of all time.