For one night, Cleveland became the center of attention in the sporting world once again since LeBron James left for the Los Angeles Lakers.
YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul hosted his megafight against MMA fighter Tyron Woodley in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, the home arena of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The arena was absolutely rocking, and so were some of the punches landed in the bout.
Jake Paul defeats Tyron Woodley via SD 🥊
(via @ShowtimeBoxing) pic.twitter.com/tjvdkCfMUf
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) August 30, 2021
Woodley ROCKED Jake Paul 😳https://t.co/VcmcDTVdKg
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) August 30, 2021
The raucous crown even had LeBron James hyped. The Lakers star reacted to the packed arena he used to call home, loving what he was seeing and expressing regret over missing out.
CLEVELAND IS JUMPING!! Should have flew back to the crib.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 30, 2021
Jake Paul really selling out NBA arenas.
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 30, 2021
LeBron can only really blame himself for the FOMO. Jake Paul openly lobbied for the Lakers superstar to attend a few weeks before the bout. Via TMZ Sports:
“Pull up, baby!” Jake Paul said to the Lakers star. “When I was 12, came and saw your games,” Jake Paul claimed. “I paid good money for some front row seats. I was yelling at you from the crowds.”
Jake Paul was right to invite LeBron James as he definitely didn’t embarrass himself in front of a home crowd, picking up a win over a legitimate fighter. Safe to say the Lakers star is definitely pulling up to the next one.