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Jake Paul Has Earned A Staggering Fight Purse For Tyron Woodley KO

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Jake Paul Has Earned A Staggering Fight Purse For Tyron Woodley KO

YouTube star Jake Paul's boxing victory over former MMA fighter Tyron Woodley this weekend could have potentially scored him almost a whopping £3.8 million ($5 million).

Paul was originally set to fight Tommy Fury on 18 December in Tampa, Florida, but the Manchester-based boxer pulled out last minute due to injuries. Tyron Woodley, who has fought Paul before, soon stepped up to stand in Fury's place.

Paul, 24, won the pair's first fight on 29 August this year by split decision and banked an estimated £3.8 million, according to the MEN.

And although it has not yet been announced what the pair earned from their 18 December fight, it is believed both men could have earned the same sum this time around, with Woodley missing out on a £377,000 knockout bonus.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Paul said of their rematch at the weekend: "This is as real as it gets, just like my right hand. I told you I was going to f**k him up. And I f****d him up.

"This guy is a legend and respect him for taking the fight on two weeks' notice.

"It was a tough fight. I had blood in my eyes. I had the job done. I was setting the punch up the whole fight. He didn't see it coming. Like a lumberjack, timber.

"It's got to be the moment of my life. Look at my year. Four fights, four knockouts.

"Masvidal and Nate Diaz - you are b*tch for leaving this arena. I will f*** you up too. Anyone, anytime, anyplace."

Paul finished the fight with a KO in the sixth round, taking his victory for a second time against Woodley.

Credit: Instagram/@loganpaul
Credit: Instagram/@loganpaul

The social media influencer's boxing record is now five wins to zero after landing the only big swing of the fight.

His monolithic overhand in the fight's sixth-round knocked Tyron flat out without a shadow of hope that the MMA fighter might recover.

Paul sustained a nasty gash on his head as a result of a head clash at one point during the fight.

But his YouTube star brother, Logan Paul, showed the cut on social media after the fight and confirmed he 'would be fine'.

Hours after the fight, new reports started to emerge suggesting that it may have, in fact, been fixed.

According to the Daily Star, some fans noticed Paul rotating his wrist before landing the fight-ending punch.

Footage shows Paul twisting his wrist 90 degrees only a few seconds before the end of the match and it has been claimed that this rotation was a signal to the former UFC fighter that the hook was on its way.

One Twitter user wrote: "Rigged? The twist of the hand to let him know it's time to flop?"

Words by: Charlie Metcalfe

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: SPORT, Boxing, Jake Paul

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