Paul and Woodley had initially seemed to be heading for a rematch after the YouTuber defeated the former UFC welterweight champion by split decision, but he is now set to face Tommy Fury
Tyron Woodley has told Jake Paul that he has taken “a way out” of a rematch between the pair by fighting Tommy Fury.
Paul and Woodley fought to a split decision in August, with the YouTube star and the former UFC welterweight champion tentatively agreeing to a rematch in the ring.
Woodley was told that if he got a tattoo declaring his love for Paul, as they had agreed on before the fight in an outlandish bet, that he would be given a rematch.
But Paul has instead opted to take on Love Island star Fury in an effort to legitimise his boxing career by fighting somebody with an undefeated 7-0 record.
And Woodley has taken another jab at Paul, insisting that he is a “b****” for not taking a second fight against him, given that he got a tattoo on his finger.
“He didn’t want to fight, like, ‘You did it too late,’ no, you just didn’t want to fight, and they gave you a way out, and you took it and ran.”
And Woodley, who was given the win on one judges’ scorecard, has claimed that Paul knows he didn’t legitimately win the bout, despite being given the decision.
Many believed that the YouTuber had won the majority of the fight, despite being hurt in the fourth round and almost dropped for the first time in his career.
But Woodley disagrees, and believes that Paul knows he has an illegitimate fourth professional win on his record.
“It’s like a little kid in a playground, ‘Na, na, na, na, na,’ when they know they didn’t really win.
“Most people that watched the fight felt like I won the fight. I really didn’t walk away a loser in the fight. My ceiling doesn’t look different right now.”
Woodley is expected to fight four times in 2022, claiming that all four will be in different disciplines.
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He is expected to face Dan Hardy in a boxing match in the UK early next year, before taking an MMA bout in July in Las Vegas.
It wouldn’t be out of the question to see Woodley, who was in attendance at their debut event over the weekend, also fight in Triller’s new Triad Combat sport, which is a hybrid of MMA and boxing.
Meanwhile, Paul is going to fight Fury on December 18 in Tampa, Florida, his fourth professional outing in less than 13 months.
He made his professional debut against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in January of last year, but was forced to sit out until November due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And on November 28, he brutally knocked out NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s return against Roy Jones Jr, before three PPV headliners in 2021 against Ben Askren, Woodley and now Fury.