Jake Paul responds to claims he has no knockout clause in fight contracts

YouTuber and wannabe boxer Jake Paul has dismissed claims that there was a clause in the contract for his fight with Tyron Woodley which prevented the former UFC champion from knocking him out in the ring.

Woodley was Paul's fourth professional opponent, and was set to be his toughest assignment yet after wins over another social media influencer, a basketball player and another MMA fighter.

Paul won the fight on points, securing his fourth win and maintaining his undefeated record.

But there was one moment during the fight which has caused controversy ever since, as it looked as though Woodley would be able to make light work of the American in the fourth round.

The ex-UFC welterweight champ sent the YouTuber onto the ropes with a big right hand, but seemed to back off and allow his opponent to regain his composure when he looked there for the taking.

It led to a number of people suggesting there might have been an agreement between the pair that Woodley would not be allowed to knock Paul out.

One of those to repeat that claim in public was Dillon Danis, the training partner of Conor McGregor who claimed there was a clause in the contract preventing him from stopping Paul.

"Tyron Woodley, from what I heard, had it in the contract that he was not allowed to knock out Jake Paul," Danis said on the MMA Hour.

Paul, however, has dismissed that idea as "bulls***".

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"Look, it's a bunch of losers trying to make s*** up to get in the headlines," the Problem Child said when asked about the claim.

"And to get reporters like yourself to ask about that exact question and put their name into the mix so they can get a little bit of clout.

"Having a 'no knockout clause' in a contract – I've never heard of that. It's highly illegal, I would be in jail.

"That's like rigging a fight. I would be in prison if that was a real thing.

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"It's all nonsense, it's all bulls*** and they got exactly what they wanted out of it, which was for people to mention their name."

Paul is gearing up to fight a genuine boxer for the first time next month when he takes on Tommy Fury, the younger brother of world heavyweight champ Tyson.

They meet in Tampa, Florida, on December 18 at the Amalie Arena, where ringside seats will cost fans close to £2,000.

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