The boxing match between the YouTube personality and the professional mixed martial artist at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland was hit with bomb threats.
AceShowbiz -YouTube star Jake Paul‘s latest boxing bout was marred by a series of pre-fight bomb threats.
Paul went on to beat Tyron Woodley in a split decision on Sunday night (29Aug21), but an hour before the pair hit the ring, police officers were told a man had planted 17 bombs underneath the stage, in the bathrooms, and under seats at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
TMZ Sports sources claim the caller claimed to be a man from Afghanistan and told cops he was targeting non-believers, who he felt deserved to die.
Police dispatched a bomb unit and swept the building, quickly declaring the threat was a hoax. They are now investigating the threats.
The two stars haven’t commented on the bomb threats, but Tyron Woodley challenged Jake Paul for a rematch.
Shocked by his loss, Woodley said after the fight, “I have to get that win. It was too close.” He added, “I wasn’t surprised when they said split decision, but I thought it was going to be me.”
He also said of his opponent, “He was tough. He was fatigued in the fight and he found a way to keep pushing through. I can never knock him for that, but we have to run it back.”
Paul agreed for a rematch only if the winner’s name was tattooed on the loser. “If you get the tattoo, I love Jake Paul, let’s run it back,” Jake told Tyron, who replied, “Bet. Let’s go.”
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