Jake Paul is now teasing that his boxing days are over following his big headlining fight against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight titleholder, Tyron Woodley.
Paul (4-0 in boxing) defeated Woodley (19-7-1 in MMA, 0-1 in boxing) via a split decision (watch highlights here) in Showtime Boxing’s pay-per-view (PPV) headliner last night (Sun., Aug. 29, 2021). The event took place inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Conversations about Paul’s next opponent were taking place even before the Woodley fight and it only ramped up in its aftermath. The YouTuber-turned professional boxer had a backstage altercation with Tommy Fury, and considered a rematch against Woodley. Other names circulated before (and after) the fight include Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. But, if Paul is to be believed, his professional boxing days may be over.
“Updated status: Retired boxer,” he tweeted on Monday.
Updated status:— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) August 30, 2021
If Paul were to step away at the tender age of 24, he would conclude his professional boxing career with an undefeated (4-0) record. He earned consecutive (technical) knockouts against fellow Internet personality AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren (watch here). His most recent bout was the split decision against Woodley.
See reaction to Paul’s tweet below:
Jake paul is a better boxer than Muhammad Ali. Don’t get me wrong. Ali has obviously had a better career and is one of the greatest of all times, but in terms of individual quality Jake Paul is the better Boxer.— Doox (@guessijustwasnt) August 30, 2021
You had to be a boxer first in order to be a retired boxer— Mountain man (@Kusku72) August 30, 2021
Come to my locker room for the pay check pic.twitter.com/8IWisSKqRP— Toobix2g (@Toobix_) August 30, 2021
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