Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1 MMA, seven KOs) will face internet sensation Jake Paul (3-0 boxing, three knockouts) in an eight-round boxing match Sunday for overnight at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. .
Woodley, who was knocked out of the UFC in April after losing his last four fights, will make his boxing debut against Paul, who has made a lot of noise in the sport since January 2020. Paul, who has 20.4 million YouTube subscribers, He has knocked out YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in three professional fights and said he will do the same with Woodley.
“I’m a real killer there”, Paul said to MMA fights. “So I’m going to try to hunt him down and get him out of there no matter if he’s getting close. If you go ahead, the shots will get closer to you. If it’s on its back foot, I’m a hunter and I can go get it. So I can fight both ways, which is great. “
Woodley will be Paul’s toughest opponent as he defended his UFC welterweight belt four times and has renowned power with seven knockout wins. Two of his victories came from vicious one-shot blows to defeat Robbie Lawler in July 2016 and Josh Koscheck in November 2013.
Woodley does not have a well-established boxing experience, he was a two-time All-American and Big 12 champion fighter in Missouri, but said he “has always really been a boxer in the body of a fighter” and plans to take on multiple fights in the sport.
Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s fight.
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Paul vs. Woodley PPV Price: How To Watch It On Showtime
Those hoping to watch Sunday’s fight can tune in through Showtime pay-per-view on all traditional cable and satellite providers. The fight can also be streamed on Showtime.com or the Showtime app.
What time does Paul vs. Woodley?
- Date: Sunday, August 29
- Weather: 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
- Main event: 12 am ET / 9 pm PT (approximately)
The main card of Paul vs. Woodley will begin at 8 pm ET. It features bouts between cruiserweights Tommy Fury, the half brother of WBC heavyweight champion and The Ring, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Taylor, welterweights Montana Love and Ivan Baranchyk, heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Cusumano and women’s featherweights Amanda Serrano and Yamileth Mercado, who are battling for the WBC, WBO and IBO titles.
Paul and Woodley are expected to fight in the main event around 12 am ET.
Jake Paul Biography and Record
- Nationality: American
- Born: January 17, 1997
- Height: 6 ft 1
- Reach: 76 inches
- Total fights: Three
- Record: 3-0 with three knockouts
Tyron Woodley record and biography
- Nationality: American
- Born: April 17, 1982
- Height: 5 ft 9
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 27
- Boxing record: 0-0
- MMA record: 19-7-1 with seven knockouts
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Fight Card
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, cruiserweights
- Amanda Serrano (champion) vs. Yamileth Mercado, unified women’s featherweight titles
- Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano, heavyweights
- Montana Love vs. Ivan Baranchyk, welterweight
- Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor, cruiserweights