Jake Paul quashes ‘illegal’ boxing contract rumour that would put him ‘in jail’

Jake Paul has quashed claims about an "illegal" boxing contract clause that would land him "in jail" if true.

Paul is set for a rematch with former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley, whom he beat on a split-decision in their first bout in August, after Tyson Fury's brother Tommy pulled out of their showdown.

The 24-year-old's 4-0 professional record has been slightly overshadowed by a rumour that his opponents are not allowed to knock him out.

One of Paul's many rivals, Conor McGregor's training partner Dillon Danis, made the claim and it has since been repeatedly brought up.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer has now moved to put an end to such suggestions.

In a press conference on Monday, Paul told MMA Junkie: "You know me. I like to make things more interesting all the way across the board.

"There’s been this rumour going around about a ‘no knockout’ clause in my contracts.

"Someone started it and everyone else ran with it. People are like sheep.

"They believe everything they read or see and they go which way the crowd is going. That’s been a rumour that’s completely untrue.

"I’d be in jail for rigging fights. That’s illegal.

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"We just wanted to squash that rumour right away and from now on we’ll be giving bonuses to my opponents if they can knock me out.

"We want to incentivise them and prove to the media and the world that all of these rumours aren’t true."

Paul's advisor Nakisa Bidarian added: “And to be clear, that’s contractual in Tyron’s agreement.

“There’s a contractual agreement that if he knocks out or TKOs Jake, he’ll get a $500,000 bonus payment.”

Woodley's manager Malki Kawa also confirmed the inclusion of the clause in the contract for their second fight.

It was a moment during their first contest which sparked the rumours initially.


Woodley had Paul on the ropes and looked likely to finish him, before stepping back and allowing his opponent to recover.

If such an opportunity presents itself again in the rematch, then Woodley could make a fortune.

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