Jake Paul and Tryon Woodley are all set to take on each other for the second time in a boxing bout. Originally, Paul was going to fight Tommy Fury on December 18 but the fight was dismissed. Fury pulled out of the much-anticipated fight after suffering from a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
After the former Love Island star confirmed that he won’t be competing against Paul, Woodley stepped in as a replacement fight on the same date and venue.
It’s nearly been three months since Paul and Woodley fought each other at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Paul managed to defeat the former UFC Welterweight Champion by split decision and moved to 4-0 as a professional boxer.
This time Woodley has a great opportunity to get a different result and register his first win in boxing. On the other hand, Paul will be looking forward to remaining undefeated and continuing to solidify his professional record.
Paul vs Woodley Stats:
Height/Reach- 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)/ 76 in (193 cm)
Height/Reach- 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)/ 74 in (188 cm)
Can Tryon Woodley beat Jake Paul in the rematch?
In their last encounter, Paul was tested for the first time since he started his professional boxing career. In the early rounds, Paul landed more in volume, and for some reason, Woodley was hesitating from throwing shots.
After initial rounds, Woodley finally came into sense and started countering and landing huge shots. As the fight progressed both fighters were fatigued and were unable to put any pressure on each other. But, Paul’s early success helped him to win the fight.
Many boxing pundits are predicting a similar result but that might not be the case. The reason for that is that Paul was originally training to fight Tommy Fury. All that effort in the training camp might have elevated his skill level as well as his cardio for this next encounter.
Similarly, if Woodley decides to engage in marching forward rather than stepping back, his chances of winning can rise a bit. He certainly has that brutal power to back him. But, one of the major issues will be his cardio. Woodley has always shown signs of gassing out early and losing efficiency as the fight continues. With only two weeks of preparation for the fight, it is hard to imagine him outplaying Paul in cardio or volume of strikes.