Jake Paul insists the shot which knocked out Tyron Woodley in December was not ‘lucky’ and warned his rivals he is only getting stronger.
The YouTube star-turned-boxer emphatically stopped Woodley in their rematch in Florida to take his professional record to 5-0.
Woodley was out cold as soon as Paul’s right hand landedGetty Images – Getty
Having stopped every fighter he has faced in the ring, including former UFC welterweight Ben Askren as well, Paul’s stock is slowly but surely rising inside the squared circle.
There are naturally some doubters for the 24-year-old to contend with; his lavish lifestyle and complete lack of amateur training drawing plenty of attention to his outlandish claims that he is ‘carrying boxing’.
Yet the American insists fans and future foes should not doubt his ability to switch off the lights in a single shot, as he said on an episode of Boxing with Chris Mannix.
“I’ve done that to every single person that I’ve fought,” Paul said as a rebuttal to those who claim the punch was lucky.
Woodley had never been knocked out like that beforeShowtime
“So it’s not like I’ve knocked out everyone in a violent fashion in one way or another.
“My power is only increasing, and I set up the shot, you watch the whole sequence.
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“I think I see his hand come flying down, I think again, go to the body, and then bring it up top with all my power and brought my hips through.
“It’s not lucky, look at all the people that Tyron Woodley has been in there with, and he’s never been KO’d like that.”