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Jake Paul Vs Tyron Woodley Boxing Match Hit With Pre-Fight Bomb Threats

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Jake Paul Vs Tyron Woodley Boxing Match Hit With Pre-Fight Bomb Threats

The boxing bout between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley has been marred by an alleged bomb threat.

According to TMZ, local police received disturbing phone calls from a man claiming he had "planted 17 bombs around the arena" and was planning to "blow the place up".

Reports from authorities say they spoke to a man on the phone claiming to be from Afghanistan who was insisting that he had dotted explosives in various locations within Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

The man claimed he had placed the alleged pipe bombs underneath the main stage, in the bathrooms and even in the seats.

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It's understood police received this scary phone call just an hour before Paul and Woodley were due to walk out for their highly-anticipated grudge match, meaning authorities need to act quickly if they wanted to avoid an evacuation of the entire arena.

Cops state that the caller advised them to evacuate, but thankfully the police sprung into action and dispatched a bomb unit which put the caller's awful hoax to bed.

With the help of a K9 unit, there were no explosives found on the premises and the event was able to continue.

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An official investigation into the matter is still underway although no arrests have been made it this time, according to police.

The man on the end of the phone line reportedly told cops that he was targeting "non-believers" who he thought deserved to die, adding that Paul was also one of those "non-believers" too.

Thankfully the scary incident didn't result in a sudden cancellation of the event.

Featured Image Credit: Showtime

Topics: Boxing News, Tyron Woodley, Boxing, jake paul vs tyron woodley, Jake Paul, Australia

Max Sherry
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