Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley results: Paul stays undefeated with split decision win over Woodley
CLEVELAND — The unlikely boxing career of Jake Paul continues.
The 24-year-old YouTube sensation-turned-boxer faced his toughest test to date in former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. But Paul (4-0) worked behind a sharp jab to offset the charging Woodley and went the distance for the first time in his career, snatching an eight-round split-decision victory.Joe Musgrove walks through the nerves he felt throwing a no-hitter earlier this season | Flippin’ BatsPauseNext video0:10 / 4:53SettingsFull-screenMore VideosMore VideosMore Videos
It wasn’t easy. Woodley sent Paul into the ropes with a hard right hand in the fourth. But Paul composed himself and overcame conditioning issues late to hold off Woodley.
“He’s a tough opponent,” Paul said afterward. “All respect to Tyron. There was a lot of s— talk back and forth but I respect him.”
The build to the fight was contentious. There were a pair of near-brawls, at the prefight press conference Thursday and the weigh-in Saturday. The fighters finally had the opportunity to settle the score in front of a rabid crowd at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Paul’s hometown. Fans were divided between the two fighters as Paul has embraced the villain role.
A bet was made early on in the promotion where the loser would have to get the winner’s name tattooed on his body. Woodley lost, so Paul suggested a rematch could take place as long as Woodley got the tattoo in the locker room following the fight.
Whether either fighter holds up their end of the bargain remains to be seen, but for now, Paul’s journey in the sweet science moves on.
Here’s how it all went down (all times Eastern).
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley live updates, highlights
Result: Jake Paul def. Tyron Woodley via split decision (78-74, 77-75, 75-77)
Round 8 (12:10 a.m.): Short right by Woodley lands and a jab. He’s gotta follow up with something. Paul claps back with a straight right. Right hand by Paul lands. Woodley walks into a jab and a right hand. Short left by Woodley lands. Woodley charges but smothers himself. Pops Paul with a left hand. Hard right hand by Woodley in the closing seconds. Game over. 10-9, Woodley (78-75, Paul)
Round 7 (12:06 a.m.): They open the round throwing hands. Paul’s jab is getting lazy. Woodley can go over the top if he can time it. Lands a left hook to Paul. Jab by Paul. Woodley with a short uppercut. Left hand by Paul down the middle. Overhand right by Paul lands flush. Woodley takes it with ease. Close round. 10-9, Paul (69-64, Paul)
Round 6 (12:02 a.m.): Woodley charges forward and they clinch on the ropes. Body shot by Paul. A combination by Paul lands and backs Woodley up. He needs to answer. Paul with a left hand that lands. Both land hooks and neither back down. Woodley is stalking but he’s got to throw. Paul misses with a wild hook. 10-9, Paul (59-55, Paul)
Round 5 (11:58 p.m.): Paul fires the jab but eats an uppercut from Woodley. Paul with a right hand down the middle. Woodley with a straight right. Paul has tasted the power and he didn’t like it. Paul lands a hard left hook and Woodley talks trash to him. Hard jab from Paul. They exchange and both land. Woodley charges in but misses. Right hand by Paul closes the round. 10-9, Paul (49-46, Paul)
Round 4 (11:54 p.m.): Woodley has to start putting punches together. He’s missing one at a time. They both lands hard hooks. Paul barely misses a sweeping hook. Right hand to the body by Paul. Combination by Paul. Woodley just walking in and not punching. Woodley launches a bomb of an overhand right but it’s blocked. Woodley rocks Paul with a right hand! Here comes Woodley! Left hook from Woodley and Paul blasts back with a right hand. We have a fight! 10-9, Woodley (39-37, Paul)
Round 3 (11:50 p.m.): Woodley throwing more to open the third. Woodley lands an overhand right and follows with a jab. Combination to the body and head by Paul again. Left hook by Paul rattles Woodley. Woodley gives chase but comes up short. Uppercut by Paul lands. Paul lands an overhand right. Woodley just isn’t throwing punches. 10-9, Paul (30-27, Paul)
Round 2 (11:46 p.m.): Woodley is struggling to get around Paul’s jab. Barely misses a left hook. Paul wraps a left hand around Woodley’s gloves. Woodley lands a stiff jab. Paul to the body. Combination by Paul lands to the body and head. Woodley is fine but it got his attention. Another round down and another round to Paul. 10-9, Paul (20-18, Paul)
Round 1 (11:42 p.m.): Woodley misses with an overhand right. Pauls smacks him with a jab. Woodley with a jab to the body. Paul to the body with a jab. Paul lands a double jab. Woodley not throwing. Combination by Paul. Woodley can’t find a way in yet. Overhand right from Woodley is just short. Paul works him with the jab. 10-9, Paul
11:33 p.m.: Tyron Woodley entered the ring to a massive ovation while Paul’s entrance was loud, but mixed. It’s Paul’s backyard and he’s still the fighter they love to hate. And that’s what sells tickets.
Amanda Serrano dominates Yamileth Mercado for easy unanimous decision victory
11:02 p.m.: Serrano was in pursuit of a knockout in the 10th round but Mercado weathered the storm to make it to the final bell. There will always be a case for the women to have three-minute rounds because Serrano simply didn’t have enough time to work. Regardless, it was a dominant decision on the scorecards as Serrano remains one of the best female boxers in the world.
10:48 p.m.: Serrano has now decided to commit to the body and it’s clearly wearing on Mercado, who looks more and more uncomfortable with each body shot landed. We’re in the sixth round and it’s all Serrano but these fans are only here for one thing and you know what it is. A knockout.
10:41 p.m.: Serrano has yet to land anything of significance through three rounds. She may be feeling the pressure of this crowd urging her on. She’ll need to settle down if she wants these fans to leave here happy with her performance.
10:32 p.m.: It’s time for the co-main event as Amanda Serrano faces Yamileth Mercado for the WBC and WBO world featherweight championship. Serrano received a fantastic ovation from this crowd
10:30 p.m.: Unfortunately, the Rocket Mortgage Arena wasn’t ready for an event of this magnitude and everyone looking to log into the WiFi. Media has been unable to log on and keep you updated from ringside.
Daniel Dubois decimates Jose Cusumano with first-round TKO
10:06 p.m.: Well, that was quick. Dubois absolutely steamrolled Cusumano with a trio of knockdowns in the first to put his overmatched opponent away. The first was an overhand right and the next two were courtesy of a violent barrage that Cusumano simply couldn’t get out of the way of.
9:49 p.m.: Are you looking for another knockout? You’ll probably get one as the heavyweights are up next. Daniel Dubois makes his U.S. debut against Jose Cusumano. You’d be a fool to expect this fight to go to a decision. Might as well send the judges home now.
Montana Love forces Ivan Baranchyk to retire on the stool at end of 7th
9:38 p.m.: Love put it all together in the seventh round and ended the fight with a brutal left uppercut that put Baranchyk down hard. Although Baranchyk would make it to his feet and get out of the round, his corner had seen enough and refused to let their fighter come out for the eighth round. It’s certainly the right decision considering the devastating knockout Baranchyk suffered against Jose Zepeda last year. It’s probably time for Baranchyk to call it a career.
9:29 p.m.: Love began to get into cruise control and polished Baranchyk with multiple combinations behind the jab in the fourth and fifth. However, at the end of the fifth, Baranchyk fired an overhand left that nearly separated Love from his senses. A very, very entertaining fight.
9:21 p.m.: Things are heating up through three rounds. Baranchyk had a moment where he hammered Love along the ropes and seemed to have the Cleveland fighter in trouble. But Love fired a left hand at the end of the round that nearly planted Baranchyk on his backside. This crowd is ready to explode.
9:04 p.m.: Jake Paul is shown arriving on the big screen and is met with a chorus of boos. Tyron Woodley is shown next and the crowd bursts into cheers. That’s probably exactly what Paul wants.
9 p.m.: Well, you may have gotten a knockout in the first fight but the next fight should be a lot more competitive. It’s Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love coming up.
Tommy Fury gets by Anthony Taylor with unsatisfying decision
8:42 p.m.: Fury couldn’t get rid of Taylor and the crowd was left unsatisfied. Fury will get the win but was this performance good enough to land a fight with Jake Paul? Probably not.
8:38 p.m.: The crowd is getting restless as Fury has been unable to get rid of Taylor despite having all of the physical advantages. If he wants a fight with Paul, Fury is going to have to finish the job in the fourth and final round.
8:30 p.m.: The size difference between the two is evident after three minutes. Taylor’s only weapon has been an overhand right while Fury is popping the jab and looking to catch Taylor with an uppercut when he comes in. Taylor is game but he needs another weapon if he wants to have a chance.
8:16 p.m.: The first fight on the PPV card will be Tommy Fury (yes, related to Tyson) vs. Anthony Taylor. Fury wins and he’s likely next to fight Jake Paul (if Paul wins). It’s a 180-pound fight. Taylor’s last fight was at lightweight (155) in Bellator. The size difference is absurd. Oh, Dustin Poirier is in the house.
Charles Conwell annihilates Juan Carlos Rubio in three rounds
7:20 p.m.: The crowd here at Rocket Mortgage is a bloodthirsty bunch and it had its appetite satiated as Conwell pulverized Rubio with a brutal barrage of punches in the third round. Rubio was unable to escape the beating and the referee stepped in to save him from further damage. Time of stoppage was 2:49.
7:15 p.m.: Well, we’re just getting started and Conwell has already dropped Rubio in the second round. The crowd is already in rare form. You never see this kind of early for an untelevised fight. It’s going to be a special night.
7:02 p.m.: We’re getting started with the untelevised bout between Cleveland’s Charles Conwell (15-0, four KOs) and Juan Carlos Rubio (18-0, nine KOs).
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley start time
- PPV start time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- Paul-Woodley main event: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
The Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing card will take place Sunday, Aug. 29. The pay-per-view broadcast on Showtime is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Paul and Woodley are expected to make their ring walks around midnight ET after the four undercard fights have finished.
How to watch the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight
- Live stream: Showtime
- PPV price: $59.99
The Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight costs $59.99 to buy on pay-per-view. It’s available for purchase through a cable provider or online. The fight can be streamed live from Showtime.com on any streaming device.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley card
- Jake Paul def. Tyron Woodley via split decision (78-74, 77-75, 75-77).
- Amanda Serrano def. Yamileth Mercado via unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 97-93).
- Montana Love def. Ivan Baranchyk via 7th-round TKO (3:00).
- Daniel Dubois def. Jose Cusumano via 1st-round TKO (2:10).
- Tommy Fury def. Anthony Taylor via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36. 40-36).
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