Fan Claims To Have Spotted More Proof Jake Paul's Fight With Tyron Woodley Was 'Rigged'
Fans on social media claim to have spotted more proof that Jake Paul’s knockout win over Tyron Woodley was ‘rigged’.
Paul, 24, extended his professional boxing record to 5-0 with a brutal sixth round knockout of former UFC champion Woodley, 39, in their rematch on Saturday.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul appeared to connect with a powerful overhand right to end the fight in Tampa, Florida.
However, some fans on social media have branded the knockout as staged.
Paul was initially accused of ‘twisting his hand’ as a so-called ‘signal’ to trigger the knockout win, with Woodley also accused of dropping his hands ahead of the punch.
One TikTok user now claims to have spotted another ‘signal’ between the fighters, accusing them of nodding at each other moments before the knockout.
However, a new angle of the knockout appears to show Paul’s punch connecting with full force – rubbishing claims that the fight was rigged.
just tryna be like you champ 👏🏼— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 19, 2021
Unified lightweight world champion George Kambosos Jr retweeted a video of the knockout, alongside the caption: “That was NASTY!!!”.
Paul issued a swift reply to the Australian, tweeting: “Just tryna be like you champ.”
Paul has already turned his attention to his next fight, calling out a number of UFC fighters including Conor McGregor in his post-match interviews.
When asked if he had a message for UFC president Dana White, Paul said: "I just knocked out a five-time UFC champion and embarrassed your whole company.
These Jake Paul fights are rigged— Ibby (@1bbyWHU) December 19, 2021
Peep how Woodley drops his left hand whilst watching the punch hit him and then does a highlight reel fall to the floor 💀
"Please, please let me get Kamaru Usman, let me get [Nate] Diaz, let me get [Jorge] Masvidal, let me get McGregor because I'm going to embarrass them too.”
Masvidal, who was ringside at the Amalie Arena, has since responded to Paul in a video on social media.
"You can't f**king afford me. Me and those other names you mentioned, you can't f**king afford,” said Masvidal.
"I know what you pay. You talk a big game. You say $50m there, $100m there. Bullsh*t.
"I'll tell you a little secret; I fight for money or I fight the best in the world. You're neither."
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