‘KO of the year to be honest’: Boxing fans go CRAZY for Jake Paul’s big knockout of Tyron Woodley in ‘the Problem Child’s rematch against the UFC star
- YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul sensationally knocked out Tyron Woodley
- The Internet personality ended the bout with a picture-perfect overhand right
- Woodley stepped in at short notice following the withdrawal of Brit Tommy Fury
- And fans quickly took to social media to express their awe at the powerful KO
Fans have reacted with incredulity and awe after Jake Paul sensationally knocked out Tyron Woodley on Saturday night.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul beat UFC star Woodley by split decision in August, but left no doubt over the result this time, recording a powerful KO with a picture-perfect overhand right in Tampa, Florida.
And plenty of celebrities quickly took to Twitter to express their admiration for the 24-year-old’s victory.
Jake Paul (right) sensationally knocked out Tyron Woodley (left) on Saturday night in Florida
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul recorded a stunning KO of UFC star Woodley in their rematch
Internet personality Paul celebrated his fifth victory in five bouts with another knockout
The pair were left bleeding after an accidental clash of heads, with Paul suffering a deep cut
Jake’s brother Logan – who ‘fought’ Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout in June but lost against fellow Internet personality KSI in a split decision in 2019 – reacted by tweeting: ‘who the F*** is knocking people out flat like that repeatedly’.
Boxer Ryan Garcia said: ‘KO of the year TBH,’ while rapper DDG said: ‘Jake Paul the closest thing we got to floyd mayweather at this point’.
Mayweather has a record of 50-0 from his half-century of professional fights, and is widely seen as one of the best boxers of all time.
Many quickly took to Twitter to praise Paul, with boxer Ryan Garcia calling it ‘KO of the year’
ESPN Ringside echoed Garcia’s sentiments, saying: ‘Time to add @JakePaul to the list (of) KO of the Year nominees #PaulWoodley’.
Another fan – prematurely – compared him to Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, two legendary boxers of previous generations.
And reaction on social media continued, with KSI’s brother Deji adding his thoughts (above)
Basketball star Trae Young added: ‘He needs to fight boxers !!! Wow,’ followed by a fire emoji. YouTuber True Geordie continued: ‘3 years ago Tyron Woodley was UFC World Champion and @jakepaul hadn’t even had a professional fight. Goodnight.’
KSI’s brother Deji – who was previously linked with fighting Jake – said: ‘Fair play Jake Paul,’ while a fan tweeted: ‘Jake Paul is my idol’.
Another said: ‘seems like Tommy was the real winner this night,’ in reference to British boxer Tommy Fury, who pulled out of the fight and may have dodged a bullet according to this Twitter user.