American YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul has called out ex-MMA fighter Tyron Woodley over a tattoo ‘loophole’ ahead of the pair’s potential rematch.
Jake Paul’s August 29 boxing match with Tyron Woodley was the latest in a long line of YouTube fights, traceable all the way back to KSI and Joe Weller’s original 2018 bout.
The American YouTuber came out on top via split decision in a tight encounter, with Woodley now pushing for a rematch. Paul, though, called out the ex-MMA star over his failure to get a tattoo the two had wagered on the first fight.
Woodley subsequently obliged and shared the images on Twitter. However, something seems amiss to Jake.
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) September 27, 2021
The YouTuber is seemingly not buying Woodley’s concession, revealing in a TalkSport interview why he won’t commit to a rematch just yet.
“Let’s see what happens. He was like three or four weeks late on the tattoo, he let the hype die down,” the 24-year-old said. “I think he had a call with his accountants and he saw how much taxes he had to pay and he was like ‘oh, man, I need to get this tattoo right now.'”
There were also doubts about the tattoo itself, with Paul suggesting Woodley may change it should he get his rematch.
“The weird thing about it,” Paul continued, “is the tattoo is on his middle finger and it’s done in a way where he can change it to say ‘f*** Jake Paul’. He did it so the I looks like an F or could be changed to that, so I think personally he’s going to change it to say f*** Jake Paul on his middle finger… He’s trying to find loopholes and be slick but he’s not as smart as he thinks he is.”
A rematch between the two looks to be getting further away, rather than approaching imminently.
There’s no shortage of fighters wanting to get into a ring with Jake Paul though, with boxing legend Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy among those wanting to settle his differences with Jake.
Boxing icon Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez hasn’t ruled out a fight yet either, but he wants to see Jake improve somewhat first.