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Jake Paul Denies Claims Over 'Illegal Clause' In Tyron Woodley Fight Contract

Ryan Sidle

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Jake Paul Denies Claims Over 'Illegal Clause' In Tyron Woodley Fight Contract

Jake Paul has claimed that there was no clause in his contract with Tyron Woodley that stopped the former UFC champion from knocking Paul out, saying it would have been illegal.

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Paul notched up the fourth victory of his professional boxing career in August, when he fought former UFC welterweight Woodley, in an eight round fight.

After three extremely easy stoppages for the YouTuber, Woodley was the first man to take him the distance and cause him some real problems.

There were accusations on the night of the fight being 'rigged,' after the MMA star appeared to hurt his opponent but then not follow up on it.

Dillon Danis, amongst others, then claimed that it was in the contract that Woodley wasn't allowed to knock the social media star out in their fight, but Paul has now denied the claims.

Asked by reporters about the claims, the 24-year-old said, "Look, it’s a bunch of losers trying to make s*** up to get in the headlines.

"And to get reporters like yourself to ask about that exact question and put their name into the mix so they can get a little bit of clout.

"Having a 'no knockout clause' in a contract - I've never heard of that.

"It's highly illegal, I would be in jail. That's like rigging a fight. I would be in prison if that was a real thing.

"It's all nonsense, it's all bulls*** and they got exactly what they wanted out of it, which was for people to mention their name."

Paul and Woodley shook hands before the fight. Image: PA Images
Paul and Woodley shook hands before the fight. Image: PA Images

It's not the first time there's been accusations against Paul about what goes on at his fights, with fans claiming his win over Ben Askren was also a fix.

The first former UFC star that Paul faced lost in the first round, with the YouTuber ending it after just minutes of the fight, but Askren has denied he took a dive.

Having racked up four wins in the professional ranks against men that aren't actually boxers, the American is finally set to get in the ring to fight a boxer.

He will face Tommy Fury, younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson, in December, after the pair have been exchanging social media taunts, and met in a face off, for months.

Tommy Fury will be Paul's next opponent. Image: PA Images
Tommy Fury will be Paul's next opponent. Image: PA Images

Fury's father John has claimed that there is a lot of demands from his son's opponent when it comes to the contract and claimed he's just said yes to all of them.

Tommy will be hoping his dad hasn't stopped him from being legally allowed to knock Paul out, especially as his brother has told him he can't be called 'Fury' anymore if he loses.

Someone shutting Paul up would not exactly be terrible...

Featured Image Credit: PA/Showtime

Topics: Boxing, MMA, UFC, Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul, Dillon Danis, Tommy Fury

Ryan Sidle
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