Tyron Woodley on Jake Paul Boxing Fight: 'I Can't Leave Any Doubt' for the Judges

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVDecember 12, 2021

CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 29: Tyron Woodley enters the arena prior to his cruiserweight bout against Jake Paul during a Showtime pay-per-view event at Rocket Morgage Fieldhouse on August 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Tyron Woodley knows he can't afford to mess around in the ring in his second go-round with Jake Paul.

"I just feel like, definitely, I can't leave any doubt," the former UFC champion said to TMZ Sports.

Woodley replaced Tommy Fury for Saturday's event in Tampa, Florida, after Fury broke a rib and experienced a chest infection. Now, Woodley has an opportunity to avenge his August defeat to Paul by split decision.

The 39-year-old delivered an underwhelming performance this past summer. Outside of a left hand in the fourth round, he didn't apply much pressure to Paul and ultimately landed 19 fewer punches.

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It looked like Woodley would be denied a rematch despite fulfilling the terms of their handshake agreement. Fate intervened instead, and he's clearly savoring the chance to be the first opponent to knock Paul out.