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Who won the last Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight?

This Saturday, YouTube star Jake Paul will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a rematch to definitively demonstrate who is the better boxer.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: Jake Paul works out during a media workout at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa pool prior to his December 18th fight against Tyron Woodley on December 15, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.   Julio Aguilar/Getty Images/AFP
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YouTube star Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley are all set for their cruiserweight rematch on Saturday, December 18, with each one eager to prove that he is the superior boxer.

Split decision

Paul and Woodley first exchanged blows in a hyped up fight in August, where the “Problem Child” was declared the winner by split decision after the fight went the full eight rounds.

Two judges scored the fight 77-75 and 78-74 in favor of Paul, while the other recorded 77-75 in favor of Woodley.

The 39-year-old declared that he felt he had won the bout and broached the possibility of a rematch. At the time, the social media personality dismissed the idea, telling Woodley, “You already got your payday.”

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Declaration of love

Paul then said that if the Missouri native got the tattoo saying “I love Jake Paul” as agreed upon in a bet made prior to the fight, then he would consider a second bout.

The MMA fighter got the tattoo a month after their showdown, but Paul didn’t seem all that interested in a rematch at that point. The 24-year-old was soon caught up in drumming up interest in a fight with Tommy Fury, half-brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.

Last-minute replacement

The younger Fury was his original opponent for Saturday’s Showtime event, but the British boxer backed out at the last minute, leaving Paul scrambling for a new contender. Luckily, Woodley was waiting in the wings and stepped in as Fury’s replacement.

This rematch is only Woodley’s second boxing match, and is also his chance to redeem himself. It is Paul’s fifth, and he wants no more doubts left as to who really is the better fighter. If Woodley wins,  there will be a third and deciding fight as the contract stipulates. If the popular YouTuber wins, it might spell the end of the line for “The Chosen One” in combat sports.

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