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Showtime Boxing – Jake Paul Vs. Tyron Woodley Live Coverage

jake paul vs tyron woodley live coverage

Welcome to Fight Game Media’s live coverage of the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Showtime PPV event from Cleveland, Ohio. I’m Carlos Toro and I will be provided coverage and fight recaps on every fight on the card live from ringside, including the main event bout between Paul and Woodley. Five fights are on the pay-per-view card, including a unified featherweight title bout between Amanda Serrano and Yamileth Mercado.

Fight Game Media got to speak with Stephen Espinoza, President of Sports & Event Programming for Showtime, and you can check out the interview.

Here is the PPV fight card, starting at 8 p.m. ET:

  • Main Event: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Unified WBC & WBO Featherweight Titles: Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Yamileth Mercado
  • Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love
  • Daniel Dubois vs. Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano
  • Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor
  • Off-PPV Bout: Charles Conwell vs. Juan Carlos Rubio

Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley

Neither guy landed much in the opening minute of the fight, but Paul eventually landed a couple of short two-punch combinations. Meanwhile, Woodley threw a big right hand but it didn’t connect. Not much to take away from the opening three minutes.

Woodley was gun shy for most of the first 3 rounds, but started to gain more confidence at the end of the 3rd round. Woodley landed a right hand upstairs, but Paul countered with a 1-2 to the body and then a left hook upstairs.

In the 4th round, Woodley hurt Paul with a big right hand and he probably should have gotten a knockdown called because the ropes held up Paul. That right hand gave Woodley a lot of confidence and started to walk down Paul, quickly turning momentum into the former UFC champion’s favor.

Paul would recover soon afterwards and they each took turns landing hard lefts at each other, but more often than not Paul, would end winning the few exchanges they have. Woodley couldn’t muster up the same timing and power he had like in the fourth round where he hurt Paul.

Woodley did, however, get more confident with throwing punches and was still pressuring Paul simply by throwing power shots.

Paul scored a win by split decision and his undefeated record stays intact.

Official Result: Jake Paul defeated Tyron Woodley by split decision (77-75 Paul, 77-75 Woodley, 78-74 Paul).

Unified WBC & WBO Featherweight Titles: Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Yamileth Mercado

Serrano was the better boxer throughout the fight. She constantly pressured Mercado with superior boxing and footwork, using her left jab to help her walk Mercado down. 

Meanwhile, Mercado has been trying to take the fight to the inside and turn it into a slugfest. Serrano was more than willing to trade with Mercado and Mercado’s best chance stood at landing a perfect counter shot on the inside. Serrano took all of Mercado’s best punches well, which made Mercado’s job a lot harder and Serrano was able to trade punches without much worry.

Mercado got cut late in the fight and decided to go all out and try to score a home run swing. Rather than take the final round off as she was practically assured a win on the scorecards, Serrano decided to trade with Mercado and the fans in attendance gave both women a standing ovation afterwards.

Serrano has been on a mission to unify the featherweight division and be Puerto Rico’s first-ever undisputed champion. 

Official Result: Amanda Serrano defeated Yamileth Mercado by unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 99-91) to retain her unified featherweight titles.

Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love

This is easily the fight of the night here. On paper, it was the most intriguing matchup of the card. Baranchyk is a former world champion looking to bounce back after a loss to Jose Zepeda last year in one of the most incredible 140-pound fights in modern history. Love, on the other hand, is an unbeaten prospect taking a massive step up in competition.

The opening portion of the fight saw Baranchyk assert his dominance with his left hand and walking down Love. Love quickly got a feel for Baranchyk’s rhythm and timing and landed some great counter shots, some of which staggered the former champion. 

At times, Baranchyk caught Love with huge power shots, including an overhand left in round 5 that would have knocked out lesser fighters. Love was able to recover quickly and dominated the rest of the way though. 

At the end of round 7, Love connected with a short, left uppercut that dropped Baranchyk and the crowd at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse came unglued. After the round, Baranchyk’s corner and the referee stopped the bout to protect Baranchyk from further damage. 

Love looks sensational tonight and ready to tackle opponents in the top 10 at junior welterweight. After the bout, Love mentioned he wanted a title and called out undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor and secondary world titlist Gervonta Davis to a fight.  

Official Result: Montana Love defeated Ivan Baranchyk by TKO, round 7 (3:00)

Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor

The pay-per-view portion of the card opened with a hot crowd for Tommy Fury, brother of Tyson Fury, as he took on Anthony Taylor. Tommy dominated the fight with the right hand, but his boxing ability is still a work in progress and far from being a finished product. 

Fury was the bigger fighter and continued to apply pressure on Taylor throughout the bout. Taylor tried to force his way onto the inside and attack the body, but he was woefully ineffective at doing so. Every time Taylor tried to close the distance, it ended up with a clinch, to which the crowd eventually got sick off and started booing. 

Fury got the win by unanimous decision and is now 7-0 as a professional boxer. Showtime, Fury and Jake Paul have been planting the seeds for an eventual matchup between the two fighters and Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza even confirmed to Fight Game Media during fight week that that fight is a possibility for the future. 

Official Result: Tommy Fury defeated Anthony Taylor by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)

Off-PPV Bout: Charles Conwell vs. Juan Carlos Rubio

The first fight of the night featured undefeated junior middleweight contender Charles Conwell taking on Juan Carlos Rubio in the lone non-PPV bout. Conwell arrived to great fanfare from the Cleveland crowd and dominated the bout in the early going. 

Conwell walked Rubio down and continuously threw the right hand with authority. He ended up scoring a knockdown in the second round with a straight right and Rubio couldn’t respond adequately. In round 3, Conwell landed a big uppercut that staggered Juan Carlos Rubio and followed it up seconds later with a beautiful combination that stunned Rubio. A left hook late in round 3 that landed for Conwell and the referee stopped it.

Conwell is now 16-0 as a pro and a rising star in the always talent-loaded 154-pound division. Depending on how things go for Conwell, he could be in the world title picture within 12 months from now. He has exceptional talent and a style that matches up well with fighters in the division’s top 10 right now.

Official Result: Charles Conwell defeated Juan Carlos Rubio by TKO, round 3 (2:49)

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