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Three things we learned from Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley

Three things we learned from Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley

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Three things we learned from watching Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley.

The Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing card featured plenty of storylines, including the highly-anticipated main event between two boxers with plenty to prove. After weeks and months of animosity, Paul went toe-to-toe with a former UFC champion in Woodley and earned a split-decision win in front of the hometown crowd.

But, the Paul vs. Woodley fight wasn’t the only talking point during the night that featured incredible back-and-forth wars, and showcases by some of the best fighters in boxing. In the co-main event, Amanda Serrano put on another spectacular performance against Yamileth Mercado.

Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, earned another win to his resume over Anthony Taylor.

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Rising heavyweight Daniel Dubois made a huge statement by absolutely destroying his opponent, Joe Cusumano by knockout.

Here are three things we can take away from the widely-entertaining Paul vs. Woodley card.

Daniel Dubois is no joke

One of the fighters who the hardcore boxing fans were eager to see was Dubois, who entered the Paul vs. Woodley event with a 16-1 record with 15 wins by knockout. His fight with Cusumano was expected to be the toughest test of his young career, but he shut down that narrative in a hurry with an absolute demolition of Cusumano from the opening bell.

The 23-year-old British boxer showcased a ferocious style in the ring in his U.S. debut. Considered by some as ‘the next Mike Tyson’, Dubois certainly lived up to the hype with a big right hook in the first round that sent Cusumano collapsing against the ropes.

There was a lot of pressure on Dubois to make a strong first impression fighting in front of an American crowd, and he certainly passed the test and is a potential superstar in the making going forward.

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Amanda Serrano deserves much more shine than she gets

While Paul vs. Woodley was the fight that most fans were most eager to see, Serrano was easily the biggest name on the card when it comes to boxing prowess. She is arguably the best female boxer in the world right now and put on a clinic against a very tough opponent in Mercado.

Serrano didn’t walk away with the knockout, but she did the next best thing by completely dismantling Mercado from start to finish. Serrano’s vicious hooks to the body, in particular, controlled the pace of the fight and shut down any potential counter from Mercado.

Serrano, who trained in Puerto Rico with Paul leading up to the event, hasn’t lost a fight since 2012. She’s easily one of the greatest female athletes on the planet who doesn’t get enough credit for her accolades. It may be a while before we see Serrano truly tested in the ring.

Jake Paul proved he has the skills to last a full boxing match

Paul entered the Woodley bout with arguably a ton of pressure on his shoulders; with a largely hostile crowd on-hand who wanted to see him get challenged in the ring. Woodley brought the fight, but Paul proved that he can withstand a barrage of strikes and still compete over the entire course of a fight.

It wasn’t exactly a flawless performance from Paul; who got hit with a massive right hand in Round 4 that put him in deep trouble, nearly resulting in a knockdown. Paul showed the most activity throughout the eight rounds.

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Love him or hate him, we learned a lot about Paul against Woodley. He’s proven to be a legitimate boxer with high-level skills despite his relative inexperience in the ring.

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