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Jake Paul Beats Tyron Woodley, Tweets After He Has Retired

Jake Paul is 4-0 in his boxing career after he secured a split decision victory over Tyron Woodley on Sunday night in Cleveland.

This was the first time the YouTuber turned boxer needed the decision of the referee to secure victory.

The total time Paul spent in the ring in his previous three fights was 6:23.

Former UFC fighter Woodley was a tough opponent in his first professional boxing match sending Paul to the ropes in the fourth round.

Still, 24-year-old Paul won the match by 77-75, 75-77, 78-74 on the scorecards.

“I don’t know what to say but he’s a tough opponent,” Paul said. “He has been boxing, fighting and striking for 20-something years. I have been doing this for three years.”

“This was a tougher fight than I expected. My legs felt weird from the locker room. I don’t know what to say. He put up a good fight and came in shape. I have nothing but respect for him. There was a lot of shit talk but I apologize if I offended his team.”

39-year-old Woodley certainly deserved much respect for his boxing debut as he showed great defensive skills.

“I feel like I won the fight,” Woodley said. “I feel like Jake is a great opponent. I came in great shape because I knew he could take a punch. No disrespect but f— the [Tommy] Fury fight, Jake and I can run it back. Nobody is going to sell a PPV like we did. I felt like he was tough. I hit him and the ropes held him up.”

On the undercard, in a heavyweight contest Joe Cusumano defeated Daniel Dubois with a first-round knockout.

Tommy Fury defeated Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor and has boosted his hopes for a fight against Paul.