Due to an injury to Tommy Fury which forced him to withdraw from his fight against Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley will take his place and a rematch will happen between Paul and Woodley.
A medical issue affected the training camp for Fury and now Woodley steps in to try an avenge his defeat from earlier this year when Paul got a split decision victory in Cleveland. Paul vs. Woodley II is scheduled for 8-rounds at a contract weight of 192 pounds. The event, titled “Leave No Doubt” will be shown live on Showtime PPV December 18th at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
The news of Fury pulling out upset Paul, but he was willing to have a fight with anyone in order to keep the event intact.
“When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy was pulling out, I told them I’m ready to fight anyone on December 18th,” Paul said. “Troy, Trey, Trevor, Travis. I don’t give a damn who it is. So, as I predicted Tommy Fumbles and Tyron is there to pick it up, stepping in, and contractually he is getting an extra $500,000 if he knocks me out. First time I outboxed him. This time I’m gonna punish him and leave no doubt.”
The scorecards were 77-75 for Paul, 77-75 for Woodley and 78-74 for Paul in their first bout which left Woodley disappointed that he didn’t get the win.
“The fact that one judge only gave me two rounds is insane. Forget that Tommy Fury fight. Let’s run that back,” Woodley said immediately after that fight.
It will be the second pro fight for Woodley, and another chance to hand Jake Paul the first loss of his career. Paul has been able to win four fights so far going into this bout December 18th. It headlines a four fight PPV card which includes Amanda Serrano versus Miriam Gutiérrez at lightweight, Deron Williams and Frank Gore facing each other in their pro debuts, and Liam Paro fighting Yomar Alamo in a 10 round junior lightweight bout.