In front of 16,000 fans at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Paul outpointed Woodley over the direction of eight rounds in two of the judges’ eyes to earn a split decision victory.
Before Paul may even ponder what can be subsequent for him, Woodley immediately proposed the idea of a rematch all the way via their in-ring post-combat interviews. At first, Paul appeared against the idea, however hasty changed his mind if Woodley were to observe via with the tattoo that was supposed to be placed on the loser of the bout on Sunday.
“I told him, if he wants to get the tattoo, put it on his Instagram,” Paul said all the way via the post-combat information conference. “Permanent tattoo. Then maybe we’ll talk about it. But to be honest, I won convincingly. We’re gonna slither back to the drawing board, however I assume I proved a lot tonight.”
Throughout the invent-up of the combat, there were a lot of intense moments between each camps, with a few near-brawls at media occasions all the way via combat week. As the mud settles after the conclusion of their combat, Paul said he has no ailing-will towards Woodley.
“At the stay of the day, it’s two males getting in there risking their lives,” Paul said. “So, after all the sh*t talk is done, I’m chilly with showing admire. Here’s a crazy industrial, like I said, we’re risking our lives in there and he earned my admire.
“I told him after, ‘Stumble on bro, a lot of tension, a lot of invent-up, back and forth between our teams, however I admire you, and no hard feelings.’”
Woodley’s call for an immediate rematch was met with blended reactions, however given the success of the occasion tonight with a equipped-out crowd, it may make sense industrial-reasonable. With a few adjustments, Woodley’s great punch landed in the fourth spherical may potentially lead to one thing larger if the two meet again. Surprisingly, Paul loved feeling Woodley’s vitality in the greatest second of the combat.
“That was the first time I took a real shot with 10 oz. gloves,” Paul said. “Okay, you purchased that spherical with that shot. No say. I learned from it, made adjustments. … I treasure that I bought hit. I licked my gloves after that sh*t. Let’s slither!”
Time will repeat if the rematch comes together, however according to Paul, the tattoo ink has to dry on Woodley’s skin before that can happen.