Tyron Woodley has been speaking out about his upcoming boxing rematch with Jake Paul on December 18th after accepting the opportunity on just two week’s notice after the YouTuber’s original opponent Tommy Fury withdrew due to an injury.
Despite the disadvantage of being a late replacement, Woodley insists that he’s actually been in training and so he’s not concerned about getting in fight shape.
““I want to let you guys know I’m excited about this fight,” Woodley said on Instagram. “I also want to let you guys know that something told me – end of September, beginning of October I told my boxing coach, ‘My spirit ain’t sitting right. The fight that’s supposed to happen is me and Jake. This Tommy Fury fight doesn’t even make f*cking sense. Like, who gives a f*ck about that fight? Nobody do.’ … I told my coach that and I didn’t just speak it and tell him that, I said, watch what I’m telling you. I told my strength and conditioning coach and my boxing coach, ‘This fight ain’t gonna happen. Let’s train as if we are fighting for this f*cking fight.’ I flew him in from Miami – my strength and conditioning coach is already in St. Louis – and I literally started training.”
After losing his first fight with Paul by split decision, the 39-year-old Woodley is now relishing the opportunity to lock horns with his rival in the ring for a second time.
“I’m f*cking in shape, I’m ready to f*cking go. I sparred 12 rounds the other day, I sparred 7 rounds last night around the same time I’m gonna fight, midnight-1 am. I’m f*cking excited and I’m thankful and I’m blessed. I’m blessed for the opportunity and I promise you, I didn’t even hesitate. That motherf*cker can say a lot of shit, if you ask the people, when they asked me, within moments, ‘Yes’ was the first thing that came out of my mouth. ‘What the f*ck you mean? Yeah.”
And with Paul revealing that he’d added a contractual obligation to pay Woodley an extra $500,000 bonus if he is able to KO or TKO him, Woodley is now planning to go all-out for a big finish.
“No doubt, no controversy, no bullsh*t, no shenanigans,” Woodley said. “He’s going. To. F*cking. Sleep. I promise you that.”