Jake Paul is 4-0 as an expert fighter after a split choice win over Tyron Woodley, the previous UFC welterweight champion, at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Sunday. It was a moderately persuading triumph, regardless of one appointed authority’s scorecard, however it was anything but a knockout like Paul’s past three expert sessions. The battle went all the way – eight rounds – when Paul had not been recent minutes in any of his three past battles.
Paul and his group had an arrangement coming into this battle, however the occasions of Sunday night make the subsequent stage somewhat less clear than it’s been to this point in Paul’s boxing experience.
Sorting out what bodes well for Paul’s next battle won’t be a simple choice. After knockouts of Nate Robinson and Ben Askren, it was quite clear that Paul required a major move forward in rivalry. After this one? That is not close to as clear.
On the off chance that Woodley gets that “I love Jake Paul” tattoo, possibly the rematch is following up. Or then again if the compensation per-see repurchases come enormous from the United Kingdom, Tommy Fury could be targeted.
The pressing factor stays on the polarizing YouTuber to battle authentic rivals – genuine fighters. Paul and his group need to lift the degree of an adversary to keep up with the interest and the interest of the fans – but then figure out how to shield Paul from taking an over-the-top jump and hazard selling his drawing power.
Also, obviously, whomever the following Paul adversary winds up being, it must be somebody who can bring a group of people.
“[The next adversary ought to be] somebody who can cause individuals to accept that they can beat Jake Paul,” Paul’s top consultant, Nakisa Bidarian, told ESPN after the Woodley session. “He’s at a level now where he can’t have simple battles. Each battle needs to hoist given the kind of consideration he orders, given the compensation per-see film industry power he has and the relationship that he has with Showtime. We love, love, love battling MMA adversaries. Not on the grounds that they’re simple, since they’re not. This evening showed that. Be that as it may, it draws in two unique portions of the populace.”
A short time later, Paul himself gave his presentation a grade of C-less, which could open the entryway for a rematch with Woodley. In the ring during the postfight meetings, Paul and Woodley appeared to make an arrangement that if Woodley got a tattoo that said “I love Jake Paul,” there would be a rematch. Strangely, the washout should get such a tattoo at any rate. In the postfight news gathering, Woodley said he accepted a rematch would be a sure thing. Yet, Paul and Bidarian said that they would possibly think about a subsequent battle if Woodley got the ink.
“Get the tattoo, then, at that point we’ll think about it,” Bidarian said. “The more you hold back to get the tattoo, the more uncertain that you’ll find the opportunity to battle me once more, Jake said. Since you’re not treating this in a serious way.
“[Paul is] glad he won, however he’s not content with the way that he won. He needed to exhibit that he has that knockout force against Tyron Woodley. In this way, I think he has an interest in doing it once more. In this way, we’ll see.”
Then, at that point there’s Fury, who was brought onto this card explicitly as a potential next rival for Paul. Be that as it may, Fury was unremarkable in a four-round consistent choice win over Anthony Taylor, a small MMA warrior who is a competing accomplice for Paul. In the corridor after the battle, Fury and Paul got into a verbal quarrel that almost turned physical.
Fierceness, however, appears to have become undesirable with Team Paul because of his presentation against Taylor. Bidarian said it will descend to Fury’s selling power in the U.K., where he is a star civility of his family – he is the relative of heavyweight champ Tyson – and his appearance on the unscripted TV drama “Love Island.”
“He didn’t demonstrate that he is just about as skilled as individuals might suspect he is,” Bidarian said of Fury. “In case he’s the fighter that [Paul] needs to confront, that is a simple discussion. In any case, it just bodes well for Jake Paul, who is one of the most generously compensated contenders on the planet, in the event that we figure it can drive numbers.”
One thing Bidarian can ensure, he said, is that Paul is completely dedicated to boxing. There was some distrust regarding that following the session when Paul discussed going on vacation, getting a hair style and getting his “warped nose” and “abnormal teeth” fixed. Bidarian said Paul has advised his group to be back and prepared for instructional course on Sept. 13 and that the “first objective” was to battle again before the year’s end.
Paul has constructed a rec center in Puerto Rico and is “in no way, shape or form going anyplace,” which is terrible information for the many individuals who have been dazed by Paul making such a name for himself in boxing notwithstanding an absence of involvement.
“He adores this game,” Bidarian said. “We’ve as of now discussed potential rivals subsequently. I think as you can expect with a 24-year-old person who has been grinding away as long as he has, he simply needs to take a couple of vacation days. It might wind up being fourteen days off. And afterward he’ll be directly once again at it.”