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Say what you like about Jake Paul, but you cannot deny his toughness.
The trash-talking YouTuber has come out on top in arguably his biggest test to date, surviving a flurry of punches from one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts history.
That said, he did come agonisingly close to getting knocked out - and this newly-released slow-mo footage proves it.
Woodley catches Jake Paul :open_mouth:
- DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) August 30, 2021
With the tide beginning to turn in the bout, Woodley looked destined to finish the fight in the fourth round after catching Paul with a swinging left hook.
As Paul desperately tried to throw a punch of his own, Woodley slip underneath it and produced a hammer-of-a-shot out of nowhere.
It rocked Paul, who stumbled back into the ropes as his bleach-blonde hair went flailing in the wind.
But while he was obviously pretty groggy, the Disney kid refused to go down.
Paul ate the punch and somehow remained on his feet for the rest of the round, much to the surprise of Woodley who probably knew he should have pounced there and then.
But while recovering from that devastating left hook to the temple was impressive enough, Paul then miraculously went on to win rounds after too.
If Paul proved one thing against Woodley, it's that his durability is off the charts and his chin is unquestionable.
And in the end, the 24-year-old did enough to clinch victory too - well, at least in the judges' eyes.
The huge victory against former UFC champion Woodley keeps Paul's undefeated record in tact and sets up either an immediate rematch with Woodley or a highly-anticipated grudge match with rival Tommy Fury.
And even if Paul didn't quite possess the knockout power to finish Woodley, her certainly proved to any of his future opponents that he's more than happy to scrap it out.
Featured Image Credit: ShowTime Boxing
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