All eyes were on the highly anticipated Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley rematch Saturday at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Paul, a 24-year-old Internet personality turned boxer, delivered a vicious sixth-round knockout punch to stay undefeated and more than make up for the viewers' wait.
Within the sixth round's final minute, Paul (5-0, 4 KO's) faked a body shot to force Woodley (0-2) to lower his gloves, opening the opportunity for a hard right hand to the head. The punch sent Woodley face-first to the floor, where he laid unconscious for several moments.
.@jakepaul JUST PUT THE WOOD IN WOODLEY 😳— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 19, 2021
He scores the KO win in the 6th round to stay unbeaten 💥#PaulWoodley pic.twitter.com/kxr4rG0SNB
.@jakepaul has left NO DOUBT😳#paulwoodley pic.twitter.com/1RenNySOsZ— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 19, 2021
After the fight, Paul reflected on his highlight-reel knockout with Showtime's Ariel Helwani.
"This is as real as it f---ing gets, just like my right hand," Paul said. "I told you, Ariel, I was going to f--- him up. I told you I was going to f--- him up, and I f---ed him up."
This result was much more dramatic than the first time Paul and Woodley met. Paul and the former UFC welterweight champion Woodley fought on Aug. 29 in Cleveland, Paul's hometown, with the former winning by split decision.
Paul then planned to fight Tommy Fury, younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, on Saturday's card, but a rib injury forced him two weeks before the match. Woodley stepped in, helping create one of boxing's best moments of the year.
Here's what Trae Young, Danny Garcia and other celebrities have to say about Paul's knockout:
He needs to fight Boxers !!! Wow🔥 @jakepaul— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) December 19, 2021
Beautiful over hand right by Jake Paul 💤— Danny 'Swift' Garcia (@DannySwift) December 19, 2021
TYRON JUST WENT TO SLEEP CUH JAKE PAUL OMG— Troydan (@Troydan) December 19, 2021
Jake Paul like “what now?” … uhh, box someone who can… box?— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) December 19, 2021
Jake Paul got away with boxing another retired athlete, twice his age. pic.twitter.com/9B3xkJkdtC— Mightykeef (@MightyKeef) December 19, 2021
POV you're Tyron Woodley after getting knocked out by Jake Paul pic.twitter.com/mOGP6QJ5nJ— FaZe H1ghSky1 (@H1ghSKy1) December 19, 2021
the future of boxing is Jake Paul. Jake Paul has the speed of Mike Tyson, and the power of Lennox Lewis. i think he deserves a Championship fight. I genuinely dont see anyone beating him in the foreseeable future and it really is a tribute to his hard work and dedication.— FaZe Sway (@FaZeSway) December 19, 2021
I lived to see Messi cr7 MJ Brady… and jake Paul— aa9skillz (@aa9skillz) December 19, 2021
Anytime....anyplace? Let’s slip these gloves off and BARE knuckle up @Jakepaul BUT YOU DONT HEAR ME THO???— Chris Leben (@ChrisLebenMMA) December 19, 2021
3 years ago Tyron Woodley was the ufc world champion and @jakepaul hadn’t even had a single professional fight.— True Geordie (@TrueGeordieTG) December 19, 2021
Goodnight 💥 pic.twitter.com/Wu7Ckf6SC9