Tyron Woodley has been granted his wish to get a rematch with Jake Paul after the YouTube star’s previously scheduled opponent Tommy Fury was forced out of their fight due to an injury.
Paul confirmed the news in a post on social media, revealing that the rematch is on for December 18th and that he’s upped the ante for Woodley’s purse if he can get a big finish over him.
“It is official, Tommy Fury is boxing’s biggest b*tch,” Paul said. “He has pulled out of the fight. The Furys have pulled out of the fight due to a ‘medical condition,’ who knows what’s going on in that camp? I think he has a bad case of ‘p*ss-itis.’ I couldn’t believe the news at first. This still doesn’t even seem real. He fumbled the biggest bag of his life. Now he will be watching at home, paying me $60 instead of getting paid millions of dollars to fight me. I fought with a broken nose, I fought sick, get the f*ck over it. This is boxing. It’s official, he was scared, I think the pressure got to him, the sh*t talk got to him. That’s the bad news, guys.
“The good news is that Mr. Tyron Woodley, we called him up and we were like, ‘Hey, you want to take the fight?’ He has been training. He goes, ‘Sure, I’ll take the fight, let’s do the rematch, run it back.’ I’m giving him $500,000 extra if he can knock me out. Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2. Leave no doubt. I didn’t knock him out the first time, I’m coming back and I’m getting that crazy W, the crazy highlight-reel knockout. Dec. 18, the show must go on, I’ll see you guys there.”
This seems like a huge lifeline for Woodley as he even went as far as to get a tattoo saying “I love Jake Paul” as he tried to convince the YouTuber turned boxing star to fight him again after losing their first encounter in the boxing ring back in August by split decision.
During that fight Woodley showed plenty of signs of the same hesitant, gun-shy behavior that saw the former UFC welterweight champion crash out of the sport on a four-fight losing streak.
However, the 39-year-old did also land the biggest punch of the fight when he rocked Paul with a punch that would have counted as a knockdown if he hadn’t been caught by the ropes as he fell backwards.
Woodley never fully capitalized on that major moment though and so now perhaps he’ll learn his lesson and go all-out for the win this time around in a short-notice rematch that gives him only a couple of weeks to prepare.