Whatever’s happening over in the world of boxing clearly isn’t stopping anytime soon as notorious YouTube star Jake Paul agrees to a boxing match against former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley.
After defeating Woodley’s longtime teammate and retired MMA star/wrestling talent Ben Askren in a stunning first-round upset, the younger Paul brother signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime Sports rumoured to be valued north of eight figures. At this stage, Jake Paul boasts a professional boxing record of 3-0, having also bested ex-NBA veteran Nate Robinson and fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib.
While Paul is on the rise in this regard, Tyron Woodley’s combat sports career has been experiencing something of a decline in the past few years. Woodley hasn’t tasted victory since 2018, failing to prevail against the likes of current UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Vincente Luque. Just recently, he was released from the Dana White-run promotion with a professional record of 19-7-1.
“This will be the hardest fight I’ve had, the toughest opponent by far, the most known opponent,” Paul writes on Instagram.
“We will break another boxing PPV record.”
In related news, older Paul brother Logan is preparing to face off against the undefeated former 15-time world champion Floyd Mayweather. Scheduled to occur this weekend at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, pundits suggest there’s far less uncertainty about the outcome of this particular fight. As we’ve previously stated, it promises to be what is essentially athletic commission sanctioned manslaughter with a pay-per-view revenue stream.
The Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight is scheduled to occur sometime later this year. Hopefully, a modicum of justice will be served, but based on the recent trend, we wouldn’t count on it… Paul has already opened as the betting favourite at -130 odds.