- Jake Paul beat Tyron Woodley via split decision on Sunday night.
- Some fans are claiming the fight was rigged.
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Hmmm… one of the Paul brothers being called out for potentially fixing a fight? Why does this all seem so familiar? Time is a flat circle, after all, especially these days.
The reason, though, that is all feels so familiar is that it happened earlier this Summer, as fans called out the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather fight for being fixed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, accusations of match-fixing popped up once again on Sunday night following the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley bout in Cleveland, which saw Paul take home the victory by way of split decision.
Specifically, calls of match-fixing came after Woodley landed a devastating right hook that sent Paul into the ropes, only to seemingly let him off the hook thereafter:
— Carlos 🌬 (@TheRealShyytism) August 30, 2021
Twitter was unsurprisingly quick to jump on the moment, wondering if it was evidence of match-fixing:
— ahmed (@Axium4231) August 30, 2021
— Sukh Singh (@sukhba23) August 30, 2021
I understand why ppl saying rigged.. hella times Tyron Woodley would hit Jake Paul wit a shot and had no follow up it’s almost like he’ll hit him and wait for him to recover like “aye u good??”
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) August 30, 2021
— trxlyrob (@bigshot_rob03) August 30, 2021
— idk (@1xjosh_) August 30, 2021
Despite the accusations of fixing, a rematch is largely already in the works, as Woodley challenged Paul in the ring to another fight:
“Of course, he wants the payday,” Paul responded. “You had your opportunity. You had your chance. If you get the tattoo of ‘I love Jake Paul,’ let’s run it back.”
As for who Paul will be fighting next, the 24-year-old said he’s going to take some time off first.
“I’ve been boxing for 18 months now. I haven’t been to the dentist and I have barely gotten my haircut for like two years. My teeth are crooked and my nose is crooked. I may need to take some time off and figure out who I am. I’m only 24 years old. We will see.”