Jake Paul Captures Decision Win Over Former UFC Champ Tyron Woodley; Amanda Serrano Defends Featherweight Titles
Despite Jake Paul being welcomed by boos and Woodley receiving cheers Sunday, Paul came out on top and claimed a split decision victory over his opponent.
Social media giant Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) defeated former UFC champion Woodley (0-1) in Sunday’s cruiserweight matchup. Paul promised a knockout, but settled for the decision win. It was Woodley’s fight time in the boxing ring.
“Woodley is a tough opponent,” Paul said, just weeks after the two trash-talked one another.
Some boxing experts said they felt it should’ve been unanimously in favor of Paul.
After trying to find his rhythm throughout the matchup, in Round 4, Woodley hit Paul with a left hook then a three-punch combination that sent his opponent dangling on the ropes. It was not counted as a knockdown.
But still, Paul was able to maintain more control and land more punches than the first-time boxer.
The judges scored the fight 78-74, 77-75 for Paul and 77-75 for Woodley.
On the undercard, Puerto Rico’s Amanda Serrano (41-1-1, 30 KOs) captured a unanimous decision over Mexico’s Yamileth Mercado (18-3, 5 KOs). There were no knockdowns, but in the final round Serrano caught Mercado with a sharp right hook.
All three judges leaned in favor of Serrano 99-91, 98-92, 97-93.
Serrano is looking to unify the featherweight division.