Jake Paul is only a week away from the greatest fight of his life, but based on his most recent training footage, the YouTube star is woefully unprepared to face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
SHOWTIME published footage of Paul exercising the heavy bag ahead of his highly anticipated boxing battle with Woodley on Aug. 29, and the 3-0 boxer was mocked on social media.
“Jake still has no notion how to box,” one boxing fan said (h/t Sport Bible) about Paul’s boxing. That right hand is a complete disaster. Hands down, he doesn’t raise his guard again. It’s sluggish and predictable. He’ll be done as soon as he fights a boxer. He’d be knocked out by an amateur boxer.”
While another advocated for learning the fundamentals, such as how to throw a right cross, saying, “I’d recommend some boxing lessons.” They aren’t prohibitively expensive, and you can acquire a few fundamental skills, such as how to throw a right cross.”
Other critics were keen to point out the disparity in skill between Paul and the boxer to his left, unified featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano. Serrano has been brought in to help the 24-year-old prepare for ‘T-Wood’.
“Look at the difference in the two boxers. The pro is tight and efficient whilst the pretender telegraphs his punches and almost breaks his own leg, atrocious footwork. And he’s got Canelo in his sights lol?”
“Amanda’s form is impressive, kept her hand up after throwing the cross. Jake on the other hand, keep working lol…”
It’s vital not to use training film as a yardstick for skill and talent, but it’s hard not to think Paul is in over his head versus Woodley.
On August 29, Woodley vs. Paul will be the main event of the SHOWTIME Sports PPV at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Source: MSN Sports