Paul defeats Woodley by split decision

Unbeaten YouTuber Jake “The Problem Child” Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) won an eight round split decision over 39-year-old former UFC champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley on Sunday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Paul outworked Woodley over the first three rounds. Woodley staggered Paul in round four. Paul did just a little more than Woodley down the stretch. Paul never hurt Woodley and Woodley often walked down Paul. Scores were 77-75, 78-74 Paul, 77-75 Woodley.

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P4P women’s boxer Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (41-1-1, 30 KOs) defended her WBC and WBO female featherweight world titles by one-sided ten round unanimous decision against WBC super bantamweight champion Yamileth Mercado (18-3, 5 KOs). Total domination by Serrano, but Mercado showed real toughness in lasting the full ten. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 99-91.

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WBA #1 heavyweight “Dynamite” Daniel Dubois (17-1, 16 KOs) promised to be devastating in his U.S. debut and he was. Dubois dropped Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano (19-4, 17 KOs) three times in a first round KO. Time was 2:10.

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Coming off 2020’s “Fight of the Year,” former IBF super lightweight world champion Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (20-3, 13 KOs) was stopped in seven rounds by undefeated Montana Love (16-0-1, 8 KOs) in a welterweight bout. Love’s hand speed and movement often neutralized Baranchyk’s attacks. Baranchyk rocked Love in round three. Love dropped Baranchyk at the end of round seven and Baranchyk’s corner stopped the bout after the round.

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Light heavyweight prospect Tommy “TNT” Fury (7-0, 4 KOs), half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, easily won a four-round unanimous decision over undersized MMA fighter Anthony Taylor. Scores 40-36 3x. Fury has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Jake Paul. Based on this performance, not looking good.

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In an off-TV bout between unbeaten super welterweights, Charles “Bad News” Conwell (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Juan Carlos Rubio (18-1, 9 KOs). Conwell dropped Rubio in round two and finished him in round three. Time was 2:49.

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  • Baranchyk needs to quit fighting. He has crappy defense and will never be a serious contender again. He needs to stop fighting before he gets more brain damaged than he already is.

    • I agree with you. The Zepeda fight took a lot out of him and even before that he took a lot of punishment against Josh Taylor. He’s only 28 but he may need to call it a day or at least take a year or two off.

  • Wow, there should be jail time handed out for this. Baranchyk suffered a serious brain injury his last fight, so the Love people choose him as an opponent to smack around? Sick. They should be ashamed.

  • Can’t they just have female fights on female cards? This is gonna be a snore fest.

  • What did you expect ?! Baranchyk like i tought he was, has lost something in the Zepeda fight.. He has no defense and should quit one or two years to reflect on his carreer and his life..

  • How bad was the referee in that fight??? Love got knocked to the ropes and would have gone down twice if they didn’t save him. The crooked ref doesn’t give a KD on either, Then he breaks them up, which allows Love to land a blow after the bell. The idiot, on another break-up, warned Baranchyk about holding, when he had to get Love off of holding him. Fifth fight as a ref should be his last.

  • Not sure about the split decision but Paul has a lot of work to do. He better stay away from any real boxers at this point. He does promote himself really well and I hope he can continue to do what he enjoys.

    • Yes, you bring up some valid points. Paul is simply an illusionist with a piece of paper that says “professional boxer” on it. Not sure how long the circus act can go on before ticket sales really take a slump. On a side note, technically, Paul was knocked down in the 4th round since the ropes held him up and the ref overlooked it. I watched the freebie uploaded online for a quick laugh and a reminder to myself my lunch money can be spent elsewhere to make a difference.

  • I had Paul winning by 2 rounds. This performance should humble him a bit. I doubt it will but it should.

  • Had Paul winning by 4 points. Woodley is a poor sport lol Anyways Paul better continue fighting “fake boxers” before he get slept. What’s up with BJ Flores and J Love practically blowing Paul SMH


  • Congratulations to Montana Love. When I am wrong, I am wrong. Mr. Love, I apologize for underestimating you. But, not for disrespecting you. You need to drop the ghetto attitude if you expect to make it in this business.

    Jake Paul proved to be a fake piece of shit. He will lose the 1st time he fights someone with decent credentials. And that includes someone with a losing record. In truth, I thought he lost last night. Woodley was seriously robbed.

    • YouTube will be only place I will check highlights of this kind of fight with more hype then punches but people buy it and it is entertaining when you see a fight provided they throw punches! The kid sells fights and knows the business judge only giving the hometown fighter only 1 rd comment was hilarious! That should of been 4rds for more action in the ring for anybody paying for this

      • Yes, Youtube comes in handy for highlights and replays. I would never spend a dime on this crap to watch.

  • I was there tonight. Say what you want about Jake Paul, but at least he packs the arena & draws interest to the sport. Ironically, the best fighter on the card, h

    • The definition of the word “card” in this case is a hot topic in itself. Hope you have a good time. I live about 3 hours away, but had more important things to do. Sorry, I could not attend.

    • Ironically, the best fighter in the card, Charles Conwell, wasn’t even televised. Not sure why. Perhaps it was because one of his opponents died in the ring?

  • No promoter is gonna let this cash train get derailed. Largely unknown 39 year old former UFC champ with average boxing skills or a 24yr old utuber with 20mil followers with average boxing skills……… if you bet on woodley you like losing money…..

    • I was more like thinking when the circus runs out of animals, it’s time to start romper room boxing for cheap entertainment.

  • Well done to Fury and Dubois, to making their US debut and smashing up their opponents.
    Paul is in big trouble when he faces Fury.

    • Yes, and don’t forget, the knockdown in the 4th round where the ropes held Paul up was overlooked by the referee. Hmmm, Fury may actually get a real chance and crack Paul where the ropes do not hold him up and expose the limited ability of Paul.

  • Woodley lost, no surprise here. It was a predictable loss. First Woodley has been on a losing streak and he’s not hungry anymore. Two, a Jake Paul victory sets up a match between Mayweather and Jake. Floyd beat Logan and Jake beat Floyds best buddy Woodley. Its the perfect grudge match WWE style.

  • Woodley in my opinion could have won this fight by firing way more shots than he did. Paul felt the power early and circled away the rest of the fight. Woodley can just return to the drawing board and hope for a rematch, he can only blame himself by being inactive half of the fight.

  • “Fury has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Jake Paul. Based on this performance, not looking good.”
    – Clarification: Not looking good for Jake Paul.

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