New York Yankees: Yankees to have 3 games at Angels Stadium, here’s the preview

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Tonight the New York Yankees will start a 3 game set with the Los Angeles Angels at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. The Yankees, after winning 13 consecutive games, are coming off of two losses in a row against the Athletics. The Angels, who have lost six of their last eight, will see the return of Corey Kluber to the mound for the Yankees. Kluber for the Yankees had a no-hitter before going in the IL with shoulder stiffness.

The Yankees are in a tight race with the Tampa Bay Rays for the lead in the AL East. The Yankees have slipped back to 6 games behind the Rays. They will hope for a series sweep of the Angels to prevent further slipping away and hoping for a gain in the standings.

Monday, August 30, 9:38 pm EDT

Tonight will see the return of Corey Kluber to the mound for the Yankees after missing three months of the season with a troublesome shoulder. Kluber never stopped throwing the ball but has had a slow rehab. He is coming off a Yankee win with the Somerset Patriots. Kluber bounced back from a two-run first inning in which he allowed three straight singles to start the outing. In 3 2/3 innings pitched, Kluber scattered two runs on five hits while striking out four, walking one, and hitting another on 60 pitches (39 strikes). Kluber, who had a no-hitter before hitting the IL, is 4-3 with a 3.04 ERA. Tonight’s start will be his twelfth of the season.

Kluber will likely not throw many more than 70 pitches in the game as he continues to build up. Manager Aaron Boone has let it be known that he will tandem Kluber with Andrew Heaney during his return to pitching complete games.

The Los Angeles Angels have not announced a starter for the game. The game will be televised on the YES Network and Bally Sports West.

Tuesday, August 31, 9:38 pm EDT

Tuesday night Jameson Taillon will take the mound for the Yankees, facing the pitching and hitting sensation Shohei Ohtani. The righty Taillon has been pitching well for the Yankees recently. He is 8-4 with an ERA of 4.18 and 125 strikeouts. It will be his 26th start of the season. The Yankees have won his last eight starts in a row. Taillon will have to watch out for Jose Iglesias; he has hit .750 off him in 8 at-bats.

Ohtani is 8-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 127 strikeouts. Although nearly having a lock on baseball’s MVP, Ohtani did not fare well against the Yankees when he faced them on June 30th. He lasted two outs giving up 7 earned runs to the Yankees. Other than that game that he would like to forget, he has pitched very well for the Angels. He is coming off a loss to the Orioles, but previously he won four straight. His record and ERA speak for itself. Because he only lasted 2/3 of an inning, few Yankees have faced him.

Wednesday, September 1, 7:07 pm EDT

Wednesday evening, the New York Yankees will have their righty ace on the mound, Gerrit Cole. Cole is 13-6 with an ERA of 2.80 with an incredible 200 strikeouts. Cole leads baseball in wins and is second in strikeouts 4 behind Zack Wheeler of the Phillies. Cole is coming off his 13th win in a contest with the Athletics; he struck out 9 in the game.

Cole will face Jaime Barria, a righty that is 2-2 with a 5.56 ERA. Barria has been both a starter and reliever for the Angels this season. They have lost his last four games. He has not gotten a win since July 30th. Many Yankees have not seen him pitch, but Joey Gallo spending most of his time in the same division as the Angels, has faced Barria 15 times, hitting just .133. Aaron Judge has faced him twice, getting hits each time; one was a home run. This game, like the others, will be on the YES Network, Bally Sports West; this one will also be on MLBN out of market.

The Mets are a mess: Players and fans go to silent war over constant booing and poor results

The New York Mets keep making headlines for the wrong reasons. During Sunday’s victory against the Philadelphia Phillies, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, and Kevin Pillar used a thumbs down celebration every time they made a good play.

Most people thought, at first, that it was a joke, like the 2017 Yankees. But after the game, Baez talked to the media and made a baffling revelation: “[It’s] to let [fans] know when we don’t have success we are going to get booed, so they are going to get booed when we have success.”

Even if it’s understandable that players are frustrated by the lack of results and by hearing constant boos from their own fans, it’s certainly surprising that they decided to start a silent war with Mets’ fans. It’s not an ideal situation, especially for Lindor, who will be in New York for at least 10 more years unless he is traded.

The Mets are 8-19 in August and relinquished the first place of the NL East division, one that they held for months, a few weeks ago. They are currently in a very delicate situation, and making the playoffs is a pipe dream at this point.

The Mets released a controversial statement

Mets’ president Sandy Alderson released a statement on Sunday night condemning the thumbs down sign.

Here is his message:

“In a post-game press conference today, Javy Baez stated that his “thumbs down” gesture during the game was a message to fans who recently have booed him and other players for poor performance. These comments, and any gestures by him or other players with a similar intent, are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“Mets fans are understandably frustrated over the team’s recent performance. The players and the organization are equally frustrated, but fans at Citi Field have every right to express their own disappointment. Booing is every fan’s right.

“The Mets will not tolerate any player gesture that is unprofessional in its meaning or is directed in a negative way toward our fans. I will be meeting with our players and staff to convey this message directly.

“Mets fans are loyal, passionate, knowledgeable and more than willing to express themselves. We love them for every one of these qualities.”

Tensions are boiling in New York.

NASCAR Xfinity: Caesar Bacarella Partners with Tommy Joe Martins to form Alpha Prime Racing, Signs Rajah Caruth

PRESS RELEASE

Caesar Bacarella is partnering with Tommy Joe Martins to form a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team in 2022. Beginning next season, Martins Motorsports will become Alpha Prime Racing.

The team’s first driver signing: ARCA standout Rajah Caruth.

The news comes just weeks after Martins Motorsports Owner/Driver Tommy Joe Martins announced he wouldn’t compete full time in the 44 car next season, opening up the seat to other potential drivers. For Alpha Prime CEO and NASCAR Xfinity Series part-timer Caesar Bacarella, it was an opportunity too good to pass up.

“I want to build something,” Bacarella said. “I love this sport. That’s why I do it.” Caesar continued, “I’ve known Tommy and his dad since 2018, and when I saw the news about them going part time, I started asking questions. It led to a discussion about ownership, which is something I’d already been thinking about.”

Martins shares the excitement with his new co-owner.

“Caesar is such a great dude,” Martins said. “He actually called me asking about what would it take to start a team. I told him a whole lot,” Martins laughed.

“I mentioned my dad and Rodney [Riessen, co-owner of MMS] wanting to take a step back and proposed the idea of a partnership,” Martins continued. “It’s a perfect situation for both of us. He brings so much business knowledge and marketing savvy to the table for us, and obviously I’ve been through the school of hard knocks racing wise. I think we complement each other really well.”

The first order of business for APR? Filling out the driver roster for the 2022 schedule. Baccarella will run a limited Xfinity schedule while competing for a Lamborghini Blancpain World Challenge America GT3 championship with TR3 Racing. Martins expects to run between 10-15 races for the team. But both owners seem to be most excited about their new prospect, Rajah Caruth.

“Rajah is the future for us,” Martins said. “I’ve had the privilege of getting to know him and his dad, Roger, over the last few months and they are exactly the type of people we want to be a part of Alpha Prime Racing. Rajah has his whole career in front of him. I’m just honored they trust us to be one of his first steps.”

Bacarella was more matter of fact about the young driver.

“He’s going to be a star,” Caesar said. “No question about it.”

Rajah’s confirmed schedule in the 44 car includes Martinsville Speedway, Dover International Speedway, and Richmond Raceway. Martins left the door open to additional races for the young driver at Pocono Raceway and Kansas Speedway pending additional sponsorship.

A focus of the schedule is maintaining Rajah’s rookie status in the Xfinity Series heading into the 2023 season, as he will continue competing in the ARCA Menards Series in 2022 for Rev Racing as part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program.

“I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to continue my progression as both a racer and a young man in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022 with Tommy, Caesar, and Alpha Prime Racing,” Caruth said. I’ve had the great fortune of having such great people surrounding me thus far in my career, and I’m ecstatic to add some more to that circle with APR.”

Caruth, 19, has been a member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program since 2018. He currently competes full time in the ARCA Menards Series East for Rev Racing where he’s scored four top 10’s and two top 5’s in six starts. He’s also competed part time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly series scoring wins at Hickory Motor Speedway and Tri-County Motor Speedway this year.

“2021 has been a great season for us at Rev Racing in both the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and the ARCA Menards East,” Caruth said. “I’m excited to finish out our year stoutly.”

Martins currently sits 18th in the NASCAR Xfinity Driver standings with four top-15’s and thirteen top-20 finishes in 22 starts. According to Bacarella, the strong performance of the small family team is what drew him in.

“They’ve been running so good,’ Caesar said. “I mean, they’re fast every week. They’ve got great people. They’re doing it the right way. That’s what I want Alpha Prime Racing to be. I want to help take it to the next level.”

-Alpha Prime Racing-

New York Yankees bats fall silent, takeaways from 2nd loss

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The New York Yankees went into last night’s game with the Athletics with the hope of taking the series and righting the ship after a loss in the Saturday matinee. But, unfortunately, it was not to be had as the Yankees lost their second game in a row. The final score was the Athletics 3 and the Yankees 1.

Yankee bats are nowhere to be found

Last night it seemed that the Yankees brought out a lineup that was losing games before the All-Star break. It looked all too familiar. Few hits, no home runs, errors committed, and bats that were so silent you could hear a pin drop if it wasn’t for the loud Athletics crowd at the Coliseum.

That being said, you have to give credit to Paul Blackburn for the A’s. He pitched masterfully, holding down the Yankee hitters, inducing ground out after ground out. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Yankees could get a man past first base. The Yankees when 0-4 with men in scoring position.

In the game, Gio Urshela, who had only committed 5 errors all season, had 2 last night in his fourth game returning from the IL.

Yankee hitters fail Montgomery again

If there were a poster boy for the pitcher with the worst luck, his name would be Jordan Montgomery. Last ninth was a microcosm of his entire season.  Jordan Montgomery pitched six innings of one-run ball that should qualify him for a win, but the Yankee hitters could only muster up one hit for him, and it was a single.

Montgomery who is 5-5 with a respectable 3.52 ERA. His stats should be much better. The New York Yankees have won 15 of his starts, although he has only 5 wins. Of all Yankee pitchers, he has gotten the least run support during his outings.

Last night the Yankee’s closer situation was again evident. Chad Green was charged with the job, and he failed, giving up a two-run homer to pinch hitter Kemp, causing the Yankee loss.

Yankees lose ground against the Rays

In the Yankee’s second loss in as many days, It seemed last night that they fell back into their old ways. Not hitting, leaving men in scoring position, and committing errors. Normally losing a game, although not good, it’s no big deal. But two in a row, when the Yankees are fighting the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the AL East, is a huge deal.

I’ve been saying for weeks that the New York Yankees can take the East, but the Tampa Bay Rays had to cooperate in that effort. But, unfortunately, they are not doing that, winning two games while the Yankees lost two. To begin the weekend that Yankees had won 13 consecutive games gaining on the Rays and shrinking to just four behind in the East. But not that has vanished, and the Yankees are back to six games out.

With September just days away, the Yankees only have 31 games to gain 6 on the Rays. Both teams have similar schedules for September, with neither having much of an advantage. The Yankees have some fluff teams, but they also face the Toronto Blue Jays seven times. The Rays face the Blue Jays six times and the Astros for three games. If the Yankees can continue to win at a good clip, the entire season my come down to the last three games with the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

Jesper Horsted’s confidence shining heading into year three

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Heading into preseason, the speculation for the Chicago Bears at the tight end position revolved around second-year player Cole Kmet taking a major jump forward. Veteran Jimmy Graham was retained, along with J.P. Holtz and Jesper Horsted. Chicago also added Jesse James ahead of training camp.

In the Bears preseason finale, the biggest star was Jesper Horsted, who’s heading into year three with the team. After spending 2020 on the Bears practice squad, Horsted entered 2021 on the roster bubble, facing an uphill climb to make the roster. Against the Tennessee Titans, Horsted totaled three touchdowns, including five receptions and 103 receiving yards.

“This is year 3 and it feels great to be comfortable in the offense and not have to be out there thinking about my responsibilities,” Horsted said via the Bears official YouTube Channel. “I have great chemistry with all of the quarterbacks, from previous years in training camp and I just felt very comfortable out there today and I think it showed.”

With the Bears expected to finalize the roster over the next few days, Horsted’s strong performance may not necessarily soldify his roster spot but cutting Horsted just got harder. Here’s what we know: Kmet, Graham, and James are locks. If the Bears decide to carry four tight ends, Horsted could be the final player, over Holtz.

Horsted’s receiving ability also increases his chance of making the roster. When looking at the offense that head coach Matt Nagy expects to run, a true receiving tight end is a necessity. In the past, Horsted has shown enough potential to warrant being a rotational player in the Bears offense. In 2019, injuries forced Horsted into the Bears lineup, where Horsted caught eight receptions for 87 yards, averaging 10.9 yards per reception.

Horsted’s confidence is a positive sign for the Bears who are hoping to stabilize the tight end position for the foreseeable future under Nagy, especially with quarterback Justin Fields now in the fold.

NASCAR Cup Series: Analyzing the top-10 in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Ryan Blaney won Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway for his third victory of the season and second in as many races. The NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale had no shortage of drama, and late wrecks led to a different-looking top-10.

Blaney’s win on August 22 at Michigan gave him multiple wins in a Cup Series season for the first time in his career. He was able to better the number to three wins with his third-career superspeedway victory on Saturday. Wins at Michigan and Daytona vaulted Blaney to the No. 2 seed in the playoff grid and he has established himself as arguably the strongest Ford in the Cup Series.

Finishing in second place was Blaney’s best friend, Bubba Wallace. His second-place finish tied his career-best finish and bettered his previous season-high finish of fifth in race No. 2 of the Pocono Doubleheader. Wallace has consistently run up front in superspeedway races as he finished in second place in his first-ever Daytona 500 back in 2018. Saturday’s race was the first time Blaney and Wallace finished 1-2 in a Cup Series event.

(ABOVE: Blaney and Wallace following last week’s race at Michigan)

Third-place finisher Ryan Newman registered his best finish of the season and his first top-5 since the Bristol dirt race in March. It was Newman’s best finish since his scary Daytona 500 crash in 2020, and it happened to come at the same racetrack. Newman’s searching for a ride in 2022, and a third-place finish should help with that effort.

Ryan Preece finished in fourth place for his best 2021 Cup Series finish. His previous best came at the Daytona 500, where he finished sixth. Preece is driving an uncharted car this season as his team, JTG Daugherty, sold one of their charters to Spire Motorsports following the 2021 season. He needed to race his car into the Daytona 500, and a good finish to start the season resulted in his being able to enter every race. Because of no qualifying in most races this season, Preece has to rely on the qualifying metric to enter each race.

Fifth-place finisher Tyler Reddick entered Saturday’s regular-season finale 25 points above teammate Austin Dillon for the final playoff spot. Dillon scored more stage points in the race than Reddick; however, Reddick had a positional advantage over his teammate with a few laps to go. Late wrecks gave both drivers damage, but Reddick managed to keep his car on the lead lap and crawl across the finish line fifth to transfer into the playoffs.

Justin Haley had quite the day on Saturday at Daytona. He won the Xfinity Series’ Wawa 250 by mere inches over Kaulig Racing teammate AJ Allmendinger in the afternoon, then wheeled his Spire Motorsports vehicle to a sixth-place finish in the Cup Series. Haley is one of the best restrictor-plate racers in NASCAR with four combined Xfinity Series victories at Daytona and Talladega and a win in the rain-shortened 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 in the Cup Series.

Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott finished in seventh and eighth place at Daytona, respectively. Bowman collected his 13th top-10 of the season following three consecutive finishes of 16th or worse. Elliott continued his strong stretch of late by picking up his fifth top-10 in his last six starts. Elliott still, however, lacks a win on an oval in 2021.

Driving the LiveFast Racing Chevrolet, BJ McLeod picked up his first-ever NASCAR National Series top-10 with a ninth-place finish at Daytona. McLeod had previously made over 200 NASCAR starts without finishing in the top-10. The 37-year-old piloted his car through several late wrecks to secure the LiveFast’s first top-10 as a team.

Josh Bilicki finished in 10th place to secure the third top-10 finish in Rick Ware Racing history. Like McLeod, Bilicki’s top-10 finish was the first for the driver in his NASCAR National Series history. Bilicki is racing a car full-time for the first time in his career and currently sits 31st in Cup Series points.

NOTE: Chris Buescher crossed the finish line second in Saturday’s race but was disqualified due to an illegal track bar mounting assembly.

Just how genius is the Knicks’ long-term financial strategy?

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The New York Knicks finally have a sense of direction thanks to the hiring of president Leon Rose to lead the franchise from the front office. Taking a different approach toward the rebuild, the Knicks not only succeeded in their player evaluations through the draft, but their financial strategy has taken a significant step forward.

Several factors have contributed toward the Knicks becoming an attractive destination for star players. While they didn’t secure the rights to a player like Chris Paul this off-season, they did add Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker, two players who will offer more offensive efficiency and production compared to Elfred Payton and Reggie Bullock.

However, the Knicks are thinking long-term, but they’re also in a position to win now with the talent currently on the roster. Financially, they extended multiple players preparing to hit the open market but interestingly included a nonguaranteed third-year to clear salary space for several reasons.

Whether RJ Barrett is at the forefront of their decision-making financially or they are targeting a player like Zion Williamson down the road, the team will have plenty of funds available to them if need be. Just take a look at these contracts and how healthy they are for their future plans.

How great do the Knicks’ contracts look for the future?

Alec Burks: 3-years, $30 million

Nerlens Noel: 3-years, $27.7 million

Derrick Rose: 3-years, $43.56 million

Julius Randle: 4-year, $117 million (AAV under $30 million per season)

Theoretically, if the team is looking to open up salary space, they can clear Burks, Noel, and Rose off the books after the 2022-23 season.

How much will that account for?

The team would add a staggering $35.77 million, enough to extend RJ Barrett on a max contract or add a big name to complement Randle, who will only be in the 2nd year of his extension.

The maximum salary coming off a rookie contract is five years, $163 million (could be more if the salary cap continues to climb). However, that would be an ideal scenario for the Knicks, which would indicate Barrett becoming an All-NBA level talent that dominates in multiple facets.

More-so, the Knicks might be eyeing Williamson, whose contract with the Pelicans ends after the 2022-23 campaign. The Pelicans can offer him the qualifying offer, but the Knicks would have the monetary flexibility to present him with a massive offer sheet. Williamson has already indicated his love for the Knicks and desires to play in New York, so when his contract in New Orleans finishes, he will have a bit more leverage.

Nonetheless, taking a look at these contracts opens an exciting door that shows the quality of the front office and how they are strategizing for the future. At last, competent management for a franchise starving for leadership.

Boxing: Jake Paul outpoints a tentative Tyron Woodley

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Tonight we finally got to see the boxing match that we’ve been waiting months for. Internet celebrity turned boxer Jake Paul (3-0) took on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1 MMA).

This was Woodley’s first professional boxing match. The former UFC welterweight champion fought out his contract earlier this year when he fought Vicente Luque in March. Woodley lost the fight to Luque which was his fourth consecutive loss.

At the beginning of 2019, Woodley was building his legacy as one of the greatest welterweights of all time. Then he lost his title and proceeded to finish out his UFC career having lost four fights in a row.

Jake Paul made his professional boxing debut in 2020 when he fought another YouTuber. From there, he’s made incremental steps up in competition. He’s fought a YouTuber, a former NBA player, and a former MMA world champion.

That champion was Tyron Woodley’s close friend Ben Askren. Askren and Paul had a boxing match in April and it didn’t go well for Askren. Jake Paul knocked him out in the first round. The seed was planted that night for a Paul and Woodley boxing match.

Boxing Recap

Round 1

The boxing match started off with no touch of the gloves as Jake Paul was all business. Woodley opens the fight with a big right hand that misses the mark. T-Wood holding the center as Paul circles on the outside.

Jab to the body lands for Woodley. Paul steps forward with a nice right to the body. Jake Paul looks for a lead left hook that just misses the mark. Both men looking patient here halfway through the opening frame.

Double jab lands for Jake Paul. Paul back to work with the jab and he goes high and low with it. Nice combination from Paul who goes to the body then up top. Woodley looking a little tentative here in his boxing debut. The round comes to a close and it’s 1-0 Jake Paul after one.

Round 2

Entering the second round, I’m expecting to see Woodley be a little more aggressive here with his boxing. Woodley opens with a combination, but nothing big lands. Paul wings a big right hand that’s blocked by Woodley.

Woodley looks a little more aggressive here in the second as he’s chasing Paul down. Nice jab lands for Paul. Lead left hook finds it’s home for Jake Paul and Woodley counters with a straight to the body. Nice jab from T-Wood lands and Paul counters with a body shot.

Paul working exclusively off his jab in the final minute of the second round. Good combination from Jake Paul who lands up top and to the body. Woodley trying to get more aggressive, but nothing big landing. Two rounds into this boxing matchup and it’s 2-0 Jake Paul.

Round 3

Entering the third round and so far, Woodley hasn’t looked great in his boxing debut. Nice 1-2 lands for Jake Paul to start the action in the third. Woodley lands a nice 1-2 and he follows it up with a pretty good right hand over the top.

Paul counters with his own combination. Both men land counter left hooks as Paul circles on the outside. Woodley looking much more aggressive, but he’s appearing a bit frustrated in the third. Paul looks for a big uppercut and it just misses the mark.

Final minute here in the third round of this boxing match and it just appears that Jake Paul is a slight step ahead of T-Wood. Woodley lands a right hand just as the bell sounds. Much better third round for Woodley, but it’s still likely Jake Paul’s round.

Round 4

The punch Woodley landed at the end of the round was his biggest one of the fight. As we enter the fourth, Woodley is looking a little angry in his approach. Both men throwing with more power here to start the fourth round.

Lead left hook lands for Woodley and Paul counters with a combination. Nice body shot lands for Jake Paul. Beautiful combination lands for Paul who goes to the body then finishes with a nice left hook. Woodley plotting forward and tries to land a big shot along the ropes.

Big right hand for Woodley hurts Jake Paul. The ropes saved him from a knockdown there and Woodley is stalking him. Uppercut for Woodley lands and Woodley is going for it here. The bell sounds and the momentum has shifted here in this boxing matchup.

Round 5

Entering the fifth round of this boxing matchup and Woodley immediately takes the center and throws a big body shot. Paul opens with a double jab, but Woodley lands a big combination. Nice counter combo lands for Jake Paul that backs Woodley up.

Jab to the body lands for Paul and Woodley plots forward. Straight right hand lands for Woodley. The pace of Woodley slows as he tries to settles in. Paul circles on the outside but neither man is throwing much here.

Nice left hook lands for Paul and Woodley is talking to him here. Good jab lands for Jake Paul and Paul wings a big right hand that just misses. Another good combination lands from Jake Paul.

Round 6

Entering the sixth round and Woodley needs to regain momentum here in this boxing match. Woodley takes the center to start the sixth. He pushes Paul up against the ropes, but nothing big lands for either man in the exchange.

Jab and a right to the body lands for Jake Paul. Woodley reverting back to not being very aggressive here in the sixth and Paul is pulling away. Good combination lands for Jake Paul and a nice right hand follows it. Woodley not throwing anything here in the sixth round.

Paul pushes forward with a combination that just misses. Woodley is pressuring, but he’s not throwing and he eats a left hook and right straight from Paul. The round comes to a close and it’s another one for Jake Paul who is winning this boxing match 5-1.

Round 7

Woodley’s only hope to win this boxing match is a knockout as we enter the seventh. He opens with a right hand, but it misses the mark and the two clinch. Double jab from Jake Paul. Another jab lands for Paul. 1-2 from Woodley just misses the mark and Paul tries to counter but misses wildly.

Good check left hook from Woodley and both men exchange big shots after. Woodley looking better here in the seventh as he’s actually throwing, but he’s not landing the bombs he needs. Jab to the body from Jake Paul.

Another jab from Paul lands as Woodley tries to make his way on the inside. Nice left hand for Paul and he follows with another body shot. Big right hand lands for Paul and the round comes to a close. Entering the final round and Woodley has only won one round of this boxing match.

Round 8

Entering the final round and Woodley is going to need a miracle. Paul looking loose to start the final frame. Woodley tries to work his way in with his jab. Power shots thrown by both men but nothing big lands.

Good overhand right hand lands for Jake Paul. Halfway through the final frame and Woodley is looking for an opening. Big jab lands for Jake Paul. One minute left and Woodley is not doing enough here in the final round.

Paul eats a 1-2 from Woodley, but not a lot of sting on it. Good right straight for Woodley and Woodley is at least trying. Final ten seconds and Woodley throws a big shot that misses the mark as the final bell sounds. Jake Paul should get the victory here easily.

Jake Paul def. Tyron Woodley by Split Decision (77-75, 75-77, 78-74)