YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul, (3-0, three knockouts) will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1, seven MMA knockouts) on Sunday night in a match of eight-round boxing at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paul, who defeated YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in his career, will face his toughest test against Woodley, who has recorded the third-most falls in weight history. UFC welterweight (10) and a knockout. 7-2 record during his MMA career.
Despite that challenge, Paul has remained very confident in his chances of clinching a fourth consecutive knockout victory.
“I believe in my ability, I believe in my ability and only in my natural talents,” Paul said in a interview with MMA fights. “Either you are born with speed and knockout power or not. I happen to have that. That’s why I know whatever happens, no matter how good Tyron is on August 29, I’ll still go there and get the ‘W’. He is serious and we have taken him more seriously than any opponent so far. “
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Woodley, who was removed from the UFC roster after his fourth straight loss in March, will make his boxing debut against Paul. Woodley has no boxing experience, he was a two-time All-American and Big 12 champion as a fighter in Missouri, but said in a interview with ESPN that “he has always really been a boxer in the body of a fighter.”
Despite being 39, Woodley said he plans to fight “multiple fights” and has been training for that, evident in sessions in which he has been prepared with the great Floyd Mayweather Jr. pound for pound.
“This is an opportunity to run into boxing lane, but I’m also preparing accordingly,” Woodley told ESPN. “I’m preparing myself if I were fighting Canelo (Álvarez). I’m training like this right now. ”
This event features in particular a unified women’s featherweight title fight between WBF, WBO and IBO champion Amanda Serrano and challenger Yamileth Mercado, as well as Tommy Fury, WBC’s half brother and champion of The Ring heavyweight Tyson Fury and Anthony Taylor at cruiserweight.
Here’s everything you need to know about Paul vs. Woodley.
What time does Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley start?
- 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.
How to watch Paul vs. Woodley
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.
PPV price for Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
Paul’s first fight on ShowTime will cost viewers around $ 60. By the way, this fight is priced higher than when Paul’s older brother Logan fought Mayweather on June 6 (that fight cost $ 49.99 in Showtime pay-per-view).
Where’s Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley?
Paul will fight Woodley at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. According to the Evening Standard, there could be as many as 20,000 fans present at the fight.
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