The YouTuber “The Problem Child” Jake Paul defeated former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. The fight took place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, the USA on August 30.
Jake Paul, the 24-year-old Youtuber-turned-boxer, got his biggest test for the first time in the ring. Paul has a mass following on Youtube and Instagram, he has 20 million subscribers on YouTube and 18.5 on Twitter and Instagram. He followed his brother Logan’s footsteps, initially, he started his YouTube career with vlogs and prank videos. Later he developed his net worth to $20million. Tyron Woodley was his toughest opponent for Paul so far. The win is said to be Paul’s most significant knockout win. Paul finished AnEsonGib, fellow creator, in the first round of his debut fight in 2020. He even brutally beat ex-MMA champ, Ben Askren, early in 2021.
It is said that Paul’s opponent has been carefully selected to maximize his winning chances. For instance, Askren was a wrestler by trade, recovering from hip surgery, and also he was retired from fighting. Whereas Woodley is 39 years old and he hasn’t won a match since 2018, in fact, he hasn’t scored a knockout in five years. On this Sunday show, he fought at 170 pounds rather than 190-pound. However, Paul admitted that the fight against Woodley was tougher than he expected.
In an interview, Bj Flores, Paul trainer says that “He’s only 24. And he’s with his boxing team 24-7. He has no time to party at night. That’s a big advantage for him. The fact is he’s a tough kid and he’s a hard worker. He’s not taking time off. He has momentum now and sometimes momentum is a powerful thing. And he’s learning quickly “Can he win a world title one day? I don’t know. But he can beat these MMA guys.”