Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is all set to box youtube star turned boxer Jake Paul on Showtime pay-per-view.
Jake Paul boxed Tyron Woodley’s teammate Ben Askren in April earlier this year at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta and knocked him out in less than a minute. Following his KO win, Jake Paul then got into a heated beef with Tyron Woodley.
The former UFC champion has been gunning for a fight with the youtube star ever since.
The news was first reported by Mike Coppinger of The Athletic.
Sources: Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match. Jake recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime. Friday face-off in Miami planned to promote the event. Paul coming off first-round KO of Ben Askren
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 31, 2021
“Sources: Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match. Jake recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime. Friday face-off in Miami planned to promote the event. Paul coming off first-round KO of Ben Askren,” Coppinger tweeted.
Tyron Woodley was removed from the UFC earlier this year.
This will be an important comeback fight for ex-champion Tyron Woodley as he is coming off of a four-fight losing streak in the UFC. He fought Vincente Luque in his last fight and suffered a second-round submission loss. Prior to that, he fought former interim UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington, at UFC Fight Night 178. In that fight, Covington defeated Woodley via TKO in the fifth round.
Prior to that, Tyron Woodley lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9 which took place in May last year. Woodley lost the fight via unanimous decision. Before that, he lost his UFC welterweight crown to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 after losing via unanimous decision.
Jake Paul says Tyron Woodley fight will be biggest of his career
Jake Paul posted on social media about his upcoming fight calling it one of the hardest of his career.
“This will be the hardest fight I’ve had, the toughest opponent by far, the most known opponent,” Paul wrote on his Instagram. “We will break another boxing PPV record.”
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