Jake Paul Big Night: 16,000 Fans, a Tweet From LeBron and a Win. It was Paul’s belief that his eight-round split-decision victory over Tyron Woodley would establish him as a legitimate fighter. There were 16,000 fans at Jake Paul’s game and LeBron sent him a tweet.
Sunday’s boxing main match was won by Paul (77-75, 75-77, 78-74) in three rounds. The victory improved his record to 4-0, and he reached the eighth round for the first time in his career.
Woodley lost his first bout as a boxer after 12 years in a mixed martial arts career. Soon after the decision was released, Woodley challenged Jake Paul to a rematch.
This particular battle took occurred in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. There was also a reaction from the NBA legend LeBron James, who is also from Cleveland. Paul was moved to tears when he learned that James had tweeted about his argument with Paul.
Both fighters entered the ring cautiously. A few nice punches were landed by Paul on Woodley in the first rounds, who was considered the underdog going into the fight. As compared to Woodley, Paul appeared to be more comfortable in the ring.
Woodley needed to come back into contention after Paul dominated the early portions of the bout. At one point, the 39-year-old unleashed a powerful right hand that left Paul in a daze.
Due to the ropes, he was able to keep his balance and avoid being knocked down. Paul was able to regain his composure and land a few of his own.
Woodley was unable to capitalize on his cautious approach at the beginning of the fight, which lost him a real chance of winning. Further, Paul professed his admiration for Woodley and lavished accolades on the former fighter.
LeBron James, a four-time NBA champion, also tweeted about the Paul-Woodley brawl. As a native of Cleveland, the Lakers’ star expressed his desire to be in his hometown to see the battle live.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, where the Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games, was packed with 16,000 spectators on Sunday, creating an exciting environment for the game.
This might be the reason why LeBron was so ecstatic when Jake Paul won. After Paul’s triumph, LeBron immediately rushed to Twitter. The four-time NBA champion expressed remorse for not returning home to Cleveland to see the battle.
What makes Paul’s victory sweeter is the fact that one of his idols – LeBron James – took note of it.
As far as the mainstream media is concerned, Jake Paul is one of the most divisive characters of the moment. As a result of his unorthodox and outspoken methods, there have been plenty of detractors throughout the years. LeBron James, on the other hand, does not appear to be one of them.
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