In less than a week, Tyron Woodley will step inside the boxing ring to take on Jake Paul in a rematch at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Consequently, the former UFC champion will be looking for vengeance after suffering a split decision loss in their first meeting.
Initially, Jake and Tommy Fury were going to clash against each other on December 18th. However, a week ago the British boxer pulled out from the fight due to a medical condition. Thereafter T-Wood was offered this bout. And Woodley accepted the offer for a rematch on short notice. Thus we have an exciting boxing bout on our hands this weekend.
As we lead up to this contest, several fans and analysts criticized the former champion for not trying to push aggressively and finish the fight after putting Jake Paul on the ropes in the fourth round.
You clearly have never watched Woodley fight before. He’s know for not letting his hands go and being hesitant. That’s nothing new, it’s just classic Tyron. Jake was smart and was moving away to avoid getting his because he was hurt. They call him the Frozen One for a reason. pic.twitter.com/7it0wnsFOY
— Combat Sports Insider (@combat_insider) August 30, 2021
In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Woodley revealed why it is difficult to let go and find for a finish. Tyron started by saying “Probably overthinking, over-analyzing. Sometimes you become so skilled, you know so many techniques and defenses and counters and you’re so cautious.
You know what could come and you just really wanna be perfect. And I think perfection sometimes gets in the way of mastery. I wanna be a master at Martial Arts. So when you sinking with mastery you can’t confuse that with perfection.
Tyron Woodley reveals that picking the correct moment to find for a finish is difficult
While reflecting on why it is difficult to go all out and get a finish, Tyron Woodley also explained how to overcome that barrier. According to the veteran, one needs to pick the right moments to fight aggressively and finish the fight.
“Sometimes you gotta get a little ugly and grimy and get in there and maybe get hit a couple of times to put yourself in position to get the opening. Sometimes out in the open and you know the safe terrains, there are no real knockout openings there.”
However, the former champion feels that it is very difficult to pick the perfect moment to finish the fight. “But you can’t do it just every moment of the fight. You got to pick and choose and I think picking and choosing those moments is what makes it hard.”
Although Woodley has vowed that he will go all out and finish Jake Paul in this rematch. Unlike the first fight where T-Wood let Jake Paul off the hook by not throwing a large volume of punches. It is needless to say that this rematch would be very exciting as their first fight was very intense.