JAKE PAUL and Tyron Woodley have been accused of fixing their fight by conspiracy theorists online.
The Problem Child, 24, produced a huge sixth-round knockout to move to 5-0 en su carrera profesional.
But some people online have become fixated on a hand gesture just moments prior, rather than the massive right hook that was to follow.
Footage shows a seemingly innocuous moment in which Paul appears to twist his right glove around 90 degrees, with the knockout blow following immediately after.
Twitter users have fixated on this moment, alleging that the bout was fixed.
One rambled: “Nice signal with your right wrist – he took the knock down right after. RIGGED.”
While another fumed: “Look at that glove twist! He’s telling Woodley to hit the deck. What a joke.”
A third garbled: “He literally dropped his guard when Jake Paul was coming in. Come on man, no wonder why people don’t give as much of a s*** about boxing, it’s rigged to hell.”
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mientras tanto, a fourth asked: “Rigged? The twist of the hand to let him know it’s time to flop?”
Mientras que otro dijo: “He’s not saying the hit was fake… he’s saying the fight was rigged. TW was paid to take that shot.”
A different Twitter user pointed out that he felt it was merely a tactical move by Paul, escritura: “Listen I’ve been a jake paul hater for a while.
“Jake shifted his left shoulder and dropped his right which is a typical indication of a body shot. Tyron dropped his guard as he went overhand right and just landed a very clean shot.”
Paul, 24, estaba full of respect for his felled opponent after the fight.
Él dijo: “This is as real as it f***ing gets, just like my right hand.
“I told you I was going to f*** him up and I f***ed him up.
“This guy is a legend, don’t take anything away from his career as a UFC champion and respect him for taking the fight on two weeks’ notice.
“He’s warrior, that was a tough fight right there, he’s a legend.”