Jake Paul is 4-0 as a professional boxer after defeating Tyron Woodley Sunday night in Cleveland.
Paul won the eight-round fight by split decision over the former UFC welterweight champion, and the polarizing social media figure naturally elicited a wide spectrum of emotions and reactions across the social media world.
Some, like Woodley's former cohorts in the UFC, seemed largely embarrassed by the result, though quite a few fighters on the roster praised Paul for his result. Athletes from other sports, including LeBron James, ran the gamut from entertained to thoroughly disappointed.
Here's how the sports world reacted in the moments following the end of Paul vs. Woodley.
CLEVELAND IS JUMPING!! Should have flew back to the crib.— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul showed he has toughness and won't quit! Tyron wasn't active enough, not a bad fight tho. It was activity! Paul was exhausted and when guys are that tired gotta show em the door. Whatever man. Dammit Tyron— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 30, 2021
Jake can box no much but way better then we thought! T Wood make the 💰but he don't want to fight anymore 🤷🏾♂️— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 30, 2021
FACTS!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley's moms hugged in the ring after the fight. pic.twitter.com/pagzqLAjR3— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 30, 2021
🤦🏿♂️— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 30, 2021
🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) August 30, 2021
I'm surprised it was a split decision honestly— Mark Ingram II (@markingramII) August 30, 2021
I'm logging off !!! I'm hot. That wasn't supposed to happen family 🤦🏽♂️— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) August 30, 2021
Mannn I don't know why I care but I hope Woodley don't get that tat. 🤦🏿♂️— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul isn't interested in any rematch lol— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) August 30, 2021
These guys both suck— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 30, 2021
Bro had all that energy to ask for a rematch but didn't wanna throw hands in the fight mannnn Mannn Mannn I'm going to sleep.. good night— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) August 30, 2021
I'm not shocked at all u don't just magically develop hands!!!— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) August 30, 2021
Wow. Woodley lost. It was a split but I didn't see that coming.— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul is the money draw he ain't losing this decision with the judges— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2021
Woodley better not get that tattoo 😅— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) August 30, 2021