Jake Paul brags he’s "10% closer to becoming a billionaire" after Woodley win

Jake Paul has declared himself "10% closer to becoming a billionaire" after his split decision victory in his cruiserweight bout with Tyron Woodley on Saturday night.

Paul, 24, has made no secret of his desire to become YouTube's first billionaire and made the statement via Instagram, posting a short clip of him dancing to music with the wording implanted on the screen.

On a flamboyant night in his hometown of Cleveland, Paul went the distance for the first time in his boxing career and despite being rocked in the fourth round by a solid right hand from former UFC champion Woodley, 39, won 77-75, 75-77, 78-74 on the scorecards.

At present, Paul reportedly has a net worth of $20 million with his YouTube channel attracting more than 20 million subscribers, supplemented by sponsorship deals and his marketing and merchandise businesses.

But another big boxing related pay day looks on the cards after Tommy Fury also prevailed last night with a win over US newcomer Anthony Taylor, Paul's sparring partner.

Paul and Fury, 22, have been embroiled in a bitter online feud throughout 2021, with Paul last week taunting his rival about his relationship with Molly-Mae Hague.

The Manchester fighter has now responded by further stoking the fires, calling Paul to take him on in the ring: "Let's get it on Jake. I've done my bit, you do your bit," he Fury after taking an unanimous decision on his US debut.

"It should be easy enough for him, I went four rounds with his sparring partner. I'm a seven-fight novice in the gym, nowhere near the finished article."

But Fury's hopes of an immediate bout may be scuppered with Woodley, who was making his boxing debut, insisting he had beaten Paul and demanding a rematch.

The internet personality said he would happily take the fight, but on one unique condition.

"Me and Jake need to run it back. I want a rematch. I feel like I won," Woodley said afterwards.

"If you get a tattoo 'I love Jake Paul' then we will run it back," Paul replied, to which Woodley appeared to agree.

After beating Deji Olatunji in an amateur bout in August 2018, Paul has gone on to win all four of his professional fights.

Prior to fighting Woodley though, his defeats of Ali Loui Al-Fakhri, Ben Askren, and Nate Robinson had all come inside two rounds.

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