YouTube star Jake Paul improved to 4-0 with a split decision win over Tyron Woodley, outboxing the former UFC welterweight champ after getting rocked by a right hand in the fourth round of their fight in Cleveland.
“First time going back past four minutes. First time in an eight-round fight. … To be honest, I won convincingly. We’re gonna go back to the drawing board. I think I proved a lot and proved a lot of people wrong,” said Paul.
The 24-year-old continues to frustrate detractors and now owns back-to-back boxing wins over two former UFC stars in Woodley and Ben Askren.
Paul graded himself a “C-minus” for the fight, in which he outlanded Woodley 71-52 in total punches over eight rounds, according to Compubox.
“That was the first time I took a real shot with 10-ounce gloves in four fights,” Paul said. “I ate it; it was a good shot. This is boxing. If you’re a mechanic, you’re gonna get dirty. But I proved I have a chin.”