The much-awaited Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley showdown happened today. The fight, which was on Showtime Pay-Per-View headlined an exciting six-fight card which also saw a co-main event title fight between Unified Featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and Yamileth Mercado.
The fight started off on a cautious note for both the fighters as Woodley was going forward when Paul was keeping distance with his jabs.
The first round proved to be uneventful as both the boxers were testing the waters and getting into the comfort zone. A similar story unfolded in the second round. Paul landed a few combinations on Woodley who was going for the power punch when the opportunity presented.
The former UFC champion came out aggressive in the third round but was eventually slowed down by the jabs of Jake Paul which were used effectively to manage the distance. Woodley landed some big shots in the fourth round but failed to get the finish. Three solid rounds for Woodley unfolded after this as he was constantly pushing forward in search of the knockout punch. Woodley was constantly pushing in the last round as well but Jake Paul managed to fend off the danger and took the fight to distance.
In the end, the judges ruled the fight in favor of Jake Paul via split decision. With the win, Jake Paul remains undefeated in boxing and improves his record to 4-0.
Jake Paul came into the fight with a professional boxing record of 3-0 to his name having secured his last win against former Bellator and ONE Championship champion and UFC Fighter Ben Askren.
Jake had stopped Askren in the first round and prior to this, he had knocked out Nate Robinson back in November 2021. His professional boxing debut came up against AnEnsonGib in January 2020 which was also won by a stoppage by the YouTuber.
Tyron Woodley, meanwhile, had an impressive MMA record to show off including the UFC Welterweight title on his resume. He is 19-7 in his MMA career but was riding on a four-fight losing streak prior to the bout having lost to current UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, former challengers Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington and Vicente Luque.
Amanda Serrano dominates Yamileth Mercado in co-main event
The co-main event of the night was between WBC, WBO, and IBO Featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and WBC Super Bantamweight champion Yamileth Mercado. Serrano produced a dominant performance in the 10 Round fight to retain her titles and secured a unanimous decision victory with a score of (97-93, 98-92, 99-91).
Serrano came into the fight with a professional boxing record of 40-1 to her name and had not suffered a defeat since 2012. Mercado, meanwhile, was 18-2 in her career and was riding on a six-fight winning streak herself heading into the fight with Serrano.
In the prelims, Charles Conwell stopped Juan Carlos Rubio in the third round when Tommy Fury went the distance against Anthony Taylor. It was Fury that got the ruling in his favor by the judges as he was announced the winner via a unanimous decision.
Montana Love stopped Ivan Baranchyk in the seventh round of their bout after Baranchyk’s corner waved the fight off. The fight was going in favor of Love prior to this as he was having all the good moments.
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