Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley has reportedly scooped a cool $2 million fight purse for his Showtime promoted professional boxing debut against the undefeated, Jake ‘The Problem Child’ Paul last weekend.
St. Louis-born veteran, Woodley competed inside the squared circle for the first time as a professional on Sunday night in Cleveland, Ohio — dropping a split decision loss to hometown puncher, Paul over the course of their eight round bout.
Woodley entered the bout off the back of a four-fight losing skid to end his run with the UFC, whilst Paul improved to 4-0 with his decision victory over the Missouri native, having previously stopped the trio of former ONE Championship and Bellator champion, Ben Askren, NBA player, Nate Robinson, and fellow YouTuber, AnEsonGib with first round knockout wins.
Failing to deal with the activity of Paul who intended on countering when possible, Woodley suffered a split decision loss in his professional boxing debut.
In a notable moment for the 40-year-old, Woodley exploded with an overhand right hand in the fourth round, almost sending Paul through the middle rope, before the Ohio native circled and recovered en route to a split decision victory.
According to a report this afternoon from MMA Junkie reporter, Mike Bohn, per the Ohio State Athletic Commission, Woodley and Paul both scooped $2 million fight purses disclosed, without including pay-per-view purchases.
Below, the entire list of disclosed payouts from the Ohio State Athletic Commission;
Jake Paul – $2,000,000
Tyron Woodley – $2,000,000
Amanda Serrano – $75,000
Yamileth Mercado – $45,000
Daniel Dubois – $100,000
Joe Cusumano $111,000
Montana Love – $60,000
Ivan Baranchyk – $60,000
Tommy Fury – $15,000
Anthony Taylor – $45,000
Charles Conwell – $80,000
Juan Carlos Rubio – $20,000
Immediately following the bout, former undisputed UFC welterweight champion, Woodley voiced his displeasure with the judge’s scoring, claiming that he believed he had done enough to score a victory over the course of the eight round bout, before calling for a rematch.
Paul agreed to grant Woodley an immediate rematch, upon the completion of a pre-fight tattoo stipulation, which would see Woodley get “I Love Jake Paul” tattooed on his body if he suffered a defeat.
Woodley has reportedly agreed to get tattooed, however, has called for official paperwork and a contract to be sent for a rematch before he gets inked.