Jake Paul extended his professional boxing record to an undefeated 4-0 today with a split-decision win over former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in Cleveland, Ohio.
The YouTuber turned boxer started the fight on the offensive, jabbing at Woodley, who seemed content to let Paul hit the gas. Although Paul was considerably fatigued and quite upset on the fourth lap, he held on to the win as Woodley generated very little output in what has become an all-too-familiar pattern.
After the fight, which saw scorecards of 78-74, 77-75 and 75-77, Paul and Woodley exchanged words and appeared to strike a deal to fight each other in a rematch. But with the deal based on the thin premise of a tattoo, anything can happen in the future.
Here are five possible next opponents for Jake Paul after his win over Tyron Woodley.
#5 Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz
UFC superstar Nate Diaz has consistently capitalized on the phenomenon of YouTubers transitioning into the world of professional boxing. He had this to say about Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley:
Despite seemingly unimpressed by the showtime pay-per-view main event, Diaz could be on Jake Paul’s hit list. In the post-fight press conference, Paul labeled the UFC fighter as “a fanboy,” fueling the flames for a possible encounter.
Diaz is an excellent boxer and will probably be a bridge too far to cross for Paul, who didn’t exactly dazzle against Woodley. But stepping up in the competition might be just what ‘The Problem Child’ needs, especially considering that Paul vs Diaz was set to be a blockbuster.