The social media star made good on her promise to end her business in Saturday night’s rematch.
Jake Paul’s fifth foray into professional boxing drew nothing but clinches and boos from the crowd in Saturday’s rematch with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. And then the YouTube star and social media influencer hit the boom.
Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) feinted with a body jab and went over the top with a flush right hand to knock out Woodley and spark a wild celebration inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. In Showtime’s pay-per-view contest, Paul, 24, left no doubt in a way he didn’t back in August when he clung to a split decision over Woodley in his first meeting.
The cruiserweight bout was contested at a catchweight of 192 pounds and survived a late opponent change when Woodley, 39, replaced the injured Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, with less than two weeks in advance.
“Now what? Now what? Now what?” Paul yelled into the camera as referee Christopher Young raised his arm and stopped the fight at 2:12 of round 6.