Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
Internet sensation Jake Paul is set to rematch former UFC star Tyron Woodley due to the backing out of Tommy Fury. Fury officially backs out of a highly anticipated fight with Paul due to a chest infection and a broken rib.
These two were set to the stage on December 18th at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Instead, Paul will rematch Woodle, whom he defeated by a split decision in late August of this year.
Breaking: Jake Paul announced on Twitter that Tyron Woodley has accepted a rematch on Dec. 18 after Tommy Fury dropped out of the fight for medical reasons.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 6, 2021
“I am absolutely heartbroken that I have been forced to withdraw from my fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib,” Fury said. “The beginning of my camp was going so incredibly well. We never expected anything to come in my way from a victory on December 18.
“I can’t express how disappointed I am and I really do hope we can get this fight rescheduled in the new year. I want this fight to happen more than anything. I’m now regretfully putting my focus on recovery and a further reschedule the date,” continued Fury.
This fight has been brewing for some time now. It’s no secret these two gentlemen don’t get along. The past several months they’ve taken shots at each other’s legacies and families. Many deem some of these shots a bit “below the belt” or unnecessary on each side. However, although both fighters vowed to win, Woodley will step in and take Fury’s place at the 11th hour.
Out of anger, Paul immediately took his thoughts and feelings to his Instagram account and proceeded to belittle Fury.
“It is official, Tommy Fury is boxing’s biggest b***h,” said Paul.
Tommy Fury has pulled out of the fight due to a “medical condition” and Tyron Woodley is stepping in for December 18th for the official rematch. pic.twitter.com/t1OFVQQBBt
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 6, 2021
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley tension increases
Needless to say, Paul was very frustrated when he found out Fury was not participating any longer. He immediately shaped his anger and disrespect towards Woodley. He understands, he has leverage when it comes to trash-talking because he beat him in an exhibition only a few months before. Paul did not hold back whatsoever on his vlog on Instagram. After he addressed Fury, he immediately shift gears and offered an additional bonus to Woodley if he can knock him out.
“When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy Fumbles was pulling out, I told them I’ll fight anyone on December 18th. Unlike the Fury’s, Tyron actually has some balls, is stepping in, and contractually he is getting an extra $500,000 if he knocks me out.
“First time I outboxed him. This time I’m gonna punish him and leave no doubt,” continued Paul.
Woodley disdain for Paul continues to grow
Woodley also hasn’t been a fan of Paul since he lost the fight. In return, Paul forced him to get an ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattoo on his fingers in order to have a rematch. Woodley accused Paul of ducking the rematch initially when he came to find out that Fury was taken before their rematch.
“Jake Paul is a b***h. He didn’t want to fight, like, ‘You did it too late.’ No, you just didn’t want to fight. They gave you a way out, and you took it and ran. It’s like a little kid in a playground, ‘Na, na, na, na, na,’ when they know they didn’t really win,” said Woodley. “Most people that watched the fight felt like I won the fight. I really didn’t walk away from a loser in the fight. My ceiling doesn’t look different right now.”
However, Paul responds and denies all allegations. He believes the opportunity to fight Fury was more beneficial. Paul claims he and his team simply moved on from the Woodley fight.
“By the time [Woodley] got the tattoo we had already moved on,” Paul told TMZ Sports. “We had already moved on to fighting Tommy Fury and making the negotiations happen. I don’t think people really want to see Tyron vs Jake Paul again, so he has had his chance.”