'Disgrace to the sport': Boxing world seethes over Jake Paul 'farce'

·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
Jake Paul (pictured right) frustrated after the fight and (pictured left) being punched by Tyron Woodley in their pro boxing fight.
Jake Paul (pictured right) defeated Tyron Woodley in their pro boxing fight, despite being rocked (pictured left). (Images: Twitter)

YouTuber Jake Paul defeated Tyron Woodley in a split decision victory, despite fans taking aim at the outspoken boxing hopeful for a rather lacklustre display in the highly-anticipated bout.

Paul started off the more active fighter in his third pro bout against the 39-year-old retired UFC star and appeared to take the first three rounds with his reach and jab.

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But Woodley, known for his wrestling in the UFC, took the centre of the ring as Paul started to tire and landed a huge right hand that nearly sent the YouTuber through the ropes.

Woodley then chased Paul around for two rounds as the YouTuber attempted to regain his footing.

But, despite a clearly fatigued Paul on the back-foot for the remainder of the rounds, Woodley didn't appear to do enough to capitalise in the eyes of two judges.

Despite the split decision - hardly as convincing as he had predicted - Paul remains undefeated in his boxing career.

However, fans were left rather frustrated with the bout.

Paul has been talking up his boxing abilities leading into the biggest fight of his career - which included a challenge to Canelo Alvarez - but there was no doubt Woodley left the fresher of the two.

Fans were also left frustrated with Woodley's lacklustre demeanour in the final rounds and slammed the spectacle.

Tommy Fury bout causes uproar

Earlier, Tommy Fury was savaged over a lacklustre performance on the undercard of Paul's boxing bout with Woodley.

The brother of boxing champion Tyson Fury, Tommy kept his undefeated boxing record in tact with a unanimous points decision victory over MMA fighter Anthony Taylor.

The two competed in a cruiserweight contest over four rounds on Sunday in a bout that left much to be desired.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani said Fury - more known for his appearance on Love Island than his boxing - has dropped down the pecking order after failing to score a stoppage over Taylor.

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