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The 24-year-old American star received a nasty cut to the forehead in the third round after an accidental headbutt from rival Woodley.
However, Paul persevered through the injury and waited for the right opportunity to present itself in their rematch at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer answered his critics when he connected with a powerful right-handed shot on Woodley in the sixth round.
I’ve KO’ed everyone I’ve fought. pic.twitter.com/Pz55uCIHc4— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 19, 2021
Woodley, 39, immediately hit the canvas and the referee put a stop to the fight, with Paul celebrating his sensational victory in front of over 20,000 fans in attendance.
Both Paul and Woodley were repeatedly booed before the knockout, with the lacklustre fight seeing the referee intervene multiple times to break up clinches.
Fans have now turned to social media to suggest that Paul vs Woodley was a ‘rigged’ fight -- and they are sharing footage of the knockout to back up their claims.
Paul, who now holds an undefeated 5-0 professional boxing record, has been accused of ‘twisting his hand’ as a so-called ‘signal’ to trigger the knockout win.
Nice signal with your right wrist - he took the knock down right after. RIGGED pic.twitter.com/r2aEdM9mXn— Big Poppa (@big_poppa_2) December 19, 2021
this fight is rigged btw, watch jake paul win again 💀💀— ²³𝙻𝚎𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚜🏀☄️🌎💞 (@BronGotGame) December 19, 2021
Who in their right mind outs down their guard like that? Rigged and i watched it for free hahaha— Big Hek (@HekBig) December 19, 2021
He literally dropped his guard when Jake Paul was coming in. Come on man, no wonder why people don’t give as much of a shit about boxing, it’s rigged to hell. https://t.co/CB0fsJyssu— Ethan (@Kickingsoftly) December 19, 2021
Jake Paul clearly gave T-Wood the signal with his right hand twice. Shit rigged af #PaulWoodley2— Julian JIM (@JulianJIM6) December 19, 2021
Definitely rigged. No boxer drops arm right before a punch unless attacking— JGB2412 🇮🇱 (@JGB2412) December 19, 2021
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 💀
And fans have added that Woodley intentionally dropped his guard to allow the American star to hit him cleanly with the brutal punch.
Paul has now knocked out all of the opponents that he has faced inside the squared circle, with Woodley being the only person to take him the full distance.
The YouTube-turned-boxer was scheduled to face Tommy Fury on Saturday, but the super-fight fell through after Paul’s fierce rival withdrew due to a bacterial chest infection and broken rib.
Speaking after his win over Woodley, Paul suggested that he is “built” for boxing and made a bold claim about his impact in the sport.
“No-one in the history of boxing has done what I’ve done at this age,” he said.
“Massive pay-per-views, knocked out every single person that I’ve fought. The only person that’s as active as me and doing as big pay-per-views is Canelo [Alvarez].
“I’ve turned everyone I’ve fought into memes, going viral all over the internet. I’m ready to fight whoever -- it doesn’t matter if they’re a professional boxer or a five-time UFC champion. I’m built for this.”
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