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Jake Paul to Silence Critics

Fight Just Got Interesting

Jake Paul puts his unbeaten record on the line against MMA specialist Tyron Woodley at Amelia Arena in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.

The first fight was nothing more than a farce after it appeared Woodley wasn’t allowed to knockout Paul. However, a $500,000 reward has been offered to Woodley if he knocks out Paul in the rematch.

Jake Paul vs Woodley
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It makes things interesting, so despite the fight being against an ageing UFC star and a YouTuber, it should attract interest at the sportsbook.

Woodley Not Holding Back

It was clear to everyone watching the first that Woodley could have finished Jake Paul. However, after sending him to the ropes, he backed off for the rest of the fight.

It was disappointing for those who invested in Woodley with boxing betting markets, but he gets a chance to redeem himself.

“My shoulder was bleeping sore,” Woodley MMAFighting. “I ain’t gonna lie. I wanted to [knock him out] but my shoulder was swollen before and I was just kind of swinging on pure thug energy from MMA, not just giving a hell.”

Despite not being able to put Paul away, Woodley believes he won the fight on points.

“I went back and looked at the fight — I won round four, he never won a round after that,” Woodley said. “So that’s four, five, six, seven, eight. That’s five [rounds]. How would he win the fight if it should have technically been a knockdown. He should have technically got the count but he didn’t. How did he win the fight? I was just so confused.”

While this is a fully sanctioned fight, we caution bettors from making large bets. It’s essentially an exhibition fight where anything could happen.

Jake Paul has more than enough money to pay off Woodley, so take the +220 with some trepidation.

We’re Giving Paul Credit

It’s not easy to like Paul, but it is easy to hate him. However, despite his many transgressions, he hustles.

While his more likeable brother Logan is off doing The Masked Singer, Jake is training hard and making waves in the professional boxing scene.

We would have loved to see him fight Tommy Fury, who isn’t a superstar, but at least a qualified boxer. Woodley is not a boxer, so Paul should have the edge in the rematch.

Paul is 4-0 after beating the likes of Nate Robinson, Ben Askren and Woodley. All four fighters he faced were making their debut, so it’s hardly exciting form.

He believes he’s helping the sport, which is debatable. However, he is bringing non-boxing fans into the mix.

“I want to make an impact, leave a footprint, and go down in the history books as someone who really helped this sport. I want to be talked about for years and years to come, and I want to have fun doing it,” Paul said.

Betting online markets have Paul at -280, which is a fair price. He is at an advantage and he has been training for a much harder opponent.

Paul to Remain Unbeaten

It was clear that Woodley did damage in the first fight, but there are injury concerns.

He hasn’t had much time to rest his shoulder and recover, so Paul could dominate in the early stages and send Woodley to the ground.

As much as most boxing fans want to see Paul suffer a loss at some stage, it’s unlikely to come against someone who doesn’t train as a boxer.

Pick: Jake Paul -280

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