Tyron Woodley bought an “I really like Jake Paul” tattoo on his left center finger, as a part of the wager he and Paul agreed to earlier than and after their boxing match final month. Woodley posted a photograph of the tattoo on his Instagram on Monday.
“I really like you son,” Woodley wrote. “Now come and get this a– whippin trigger i heard you been speaking again to your elders.”
Paul advised ESPN two weeks in the past that Woodley had eradicated himself from the operating to be Paul’s subsequent opponent as a result of he didn’t get the tattoo. Woodley was angling for a rematch, and within the aftermath of their Aug. 29 combat — received by Paul through cut up choice — Paul stated he’d grant the rematch if Woodley bought the tattoo. Woodley agreed and so they shook palms on it.
Woodley getting the tattoo now places him again in play for the rematch, Woodley’s supervisor Malki Kawa of First Spherical Administration advised ESPN.
The tattoo wager first got here up at a information convention in July. Each males agreed verbally that the loser would get a tattoo someplace on their physique studying that they love the winner. Paul even introduced a tattoo artist to the combat in an effort to get some ink carried out instantly after they each left the ring.
However after the bout Paul’s crew stated they’d solely contemplate doing the rematch if Woodley bought the tattoo. Woodley’s crew wished one thing extra agency that that, so it didn’t occur instantly.
“If he would have gotten the tattoo straight away, bought 10 million views on his Instagram video, [then] everybody would have been tremendous hyped, there would have been a ton of press round it,” Paul advised ESPN two weeks in the past. “And I’d have been type of compelled to do it. I could not actually deny him then, as a result of if he’ll be a person of his phrase, then I’ve to be a person of my phrase. So, he f—– up. He missed out on one other large payday due to his ego.”
Woodley, although, is now again in play, particularly with Paul at a public deadlock with potential opponent Tommy Fury, Tyson’s half-brother, which he posted a video about final week. Paul stated Fury, an undefeated boxer and actuality present celeb in the UK, has declined two gives to make the boxing match occur, together with one for $1 million.
“To everyone on the market, $1 million for a combat of this magnitude shouldn’t be even value getting away from bed for,” Fury advised Boxing Scene. “This combat goes to gross hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of kilos. I can’t stroll down the road with out anyone asking me, ‘When are you preventing Jake Paul,’ so till you wish to make a critical supply and put it on the desk, we won’t take into consideration preventing, pal.”
With Woodley getting the tattoo and negotiations with Fury not going easily, it may open up the door for Paul vs. Woodley 2. In an Instagram story, Paul poked enjoyable at Woodley, writing he solely bought the tattoo after his accountant advised him how a lot he owed in taxes on his combat purse.