With three knockouts already in his boxing career, Jake Paul is feeling ambitious heading into his rematch against Tyron Woodley.
After training in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, the undefeated Paul (4-0, three KOs) shared his feelings about Saturday’s fight and his plans for the future. He compared his boxing career to that of a certain world-famous Olympic gold medalist and three-time heavyweight champion.
“What does [Woodley] have here? He has nothing. “Paul told reporters in response to a question about why he feels more pressure than Woodley going into this fight.” I’m 24 years old. I could conquer the world, I could become the next Muhammad Ali at the rate this is going. What does he have? It has nothing. I have a much bigger story here, a much bigger presence, and I’m doing something that no one has done before. “
Paul spent his open training jumping rope in the ring and then went for a fast swim.
Later, during his media availability, he felt confident enough to predict when Woodley would lose.
“I’m 110 percent confident,” Paul said. “I think it happens in five rounds. In the last fight, it was easy to hit him first. But for some reason, I stopped hitting after my combinations. This time they’ll see me keep hitting. That’ll get him out of there.”
The former YouTube sensation, also known as “The Troubled Kid,” earned his most recent win with a split decision over Woodley in August. He was scheduled to face Tommy Fury next, but Fury withdrew from the fight on December 6 due to a medical problem. Woodley answered the call and got a rematch, which will take place at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Paul also had some comments about the trial in the first fight against Woodley. He told the media that he does not plan to leave the outcome of the rematch to the scorecards.
“I’m not going to leave it up to the judges. Last time, the last judge, the one who scored for Woodley, who knows what fight he was watching? He needs to see an eye doctor. Leaving it up to the judges this time.” Said Paul.
The eight-round fight scores were 78-74 for Paul, 77-75 for Paul and 77-75 for Woodley.