Youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul has revealed that he fought the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in their boxing match with an injury to his elbow. The duo fought an eight-round fight at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland on August 29. After a fairly competitive fight, Jake Paul was declared the winner by the split decision. Tyron Woodley protested the decision and asked for an immediate rematch. Now after nearly two weeks from the fight Jake has made a shocking announcement stating that he was injured before the fight but still decided to fight Tyron.
While talking on the Full Send Podcast Jake Paul revealed about his pre-existing injury.
“There was something to do with my legs and the energy, I felt like drained of energy. Going into the fight, no one even knows this but I hyperextended my elbow like seven days or eight days before the fight in sparring, bad,” Paul said on the Full Send Podcast. “Went into the fight with an injured elbow, was doing therapy the whole week leading up to it. In the third round, I re-hyperextended it and in the fight, you have so much adrenaline you are kind of like I don’t really care, but even this morning I wake up, however many days later it is, I’m like ‘bro this s**t hurts right now.’ Maybe the crowd, too, they were ready.”
Jake Paul also talked about the future of his professional fighting career and what other things he has planned for his career.
“I’m very hard on myself because there is always room for improvement. If I was sitting here being like ‘oh, I did so good, I beat a Hall of Famer,’ I did those things,” Paul said. “He’s a great fighter, and he’s tough, that’s what I really realized in there, he’s a veteran and didn’t want to lose. He was coming in with so much heart, so much power. But, I didn’t do as well as I normally do in sparring sessions. In my other fights, I felt really jumpy, really bouncy, my legs fell good in my other fights. This one, for some reason, where is this extra spunk, I don’t feel it right now, I don’t have it right now.
“I give myself a B-minus maybe. For what I did, this guy has been boxing since I was 12-years-old when I was in seventh grade dwindling my thumbs in science class this guy was winning world championships,” Paul continued. “For me to only be doing this for three years and outbox him for basically every round, I’m proud of that but I know I could’ve done better. There were a lot of things in sparring I didn’t do live.”
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