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YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul is expected to return to the ring to face another former UFC welterweight champion on Monday.
It still happens. Next week, YouTube sensation Jake Paul will box a former wrestler in front of a huge global audience of fans and haters. Paul’s opponent this time around – it’s his fourth fight – is former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who, like Paul, is an American.
Woodley is the second consecutive former UFC welterweight champion Paul will fight, having knocked out Ben Askren in the first round of their fight in April. Askren tweeted the words “sorry world” after the fight – we can only assume we got into the thing in the first place. Paul called this victory “the craziest time of my life.”
When does Jake Paul start against Tyron Woodley?
The card is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. AEST on Monday, August 30 in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. It takes place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team.
How to watch Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley live in Australia
The Main Event shows this shock on the pay-per-view in Australia. You can access it through Foxtel or you can also register through Kayo Sports. It will cost you $ 29.95 that way.
You can also watch it through the FITE.TV streaming site. Choosing the FIFE.TV option will cost over $ 30 on current exchange rates.
Who is Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is a 24 year old American Internet celebrity who calls himself “The Problem Child”. This is because his older brother, Logan, is also an Internet famous boxer.
Young Paul has 20.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. Her most viewed video on the platform, a song about her beauty, has garnered 285.3 million views. Another of his videos, in which he and a group of his friends take turns with a girl to find out who she thinks is the best kisser, has been viewed nearly 59 million times. Ah, the Internet.
Controversy and trouble with the law followed Paul throughout his fame. They range from a series of prankster-type behaviors to serious sexual assault allegations made against him by a female TikTok celebrity. Paul denies the allegations.
Paul has had three fights so far, winning them all.
“If I had a dollar for every time someone said ‘you have to knock that kid out’ I think I would outdo Elon Musk” – @TWooodley on the fights @JakePaul# Against all expectations @LeCousinSal @ LeFrèreBri @TheChalkTalker @AAOHarry pic.twitter.com/DJUfeymvCK
– Additional points (@ExtraPointsPod) June 10, 2021
Who is Tyron Woodley?
Tyron Woodley is a 39 year old American mixed martial artist who runs with the nickname “The Chosen One”. He held the UFC welterweight belt between 2016 and 2019, defending the title 4 times before losing it.
Woodley retired from the Octagon earlier this year with a record 19 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw. He lost his last 4 fights.
Originally from Ferguson, Missouri, Woodley is the eleventh of 13 children. He also presents himself as an actor, podcaster, stuntman and media analyst and studied agricultural economics at the University of Missouri.
Askren’s former training buddy, Woodley says he’s fighting Paul to, you know, restore faith in the sport. They all say that. This is Woodley’s first professional boxing match.
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How Much Money Will Jake Paul and Tyson Woodley Make?
Reports claim Paul is guaranteed a $ 1 million purse and Woodley $ 500,000 for the fight, with the duo sharing the 50/50 Pay Per View bonus loot. That should let Paul cash a $ 2 million check and Woodley $ 1 million, but it’s hard to be sure. Why?
Because official numbers are very hard to come by, for one and two Paul has once been accused of inflating his PPV numbers – and not just anyone, but by people who might know: Dana White and Mike Tyson among them.
White called Paul’s claim that his fight with Askren generated 1.5 million sales “crap” and said he didn’t trust anything Paul or his team said. But maybe it’s because these guys don’t like each other very much, because of a long, long argument.
Whatever the official figure, it is clear that these fights are sold massively all over the world.
Who’s on the Paul vs Woodley undercard?
The card also features a game to watch with unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano defending her titles against Yamileth Mercado.
The fight brings quality to the event and will introduce a female boxing star to the world. Serrano, 32, is the most decorated boxer in history who is still at the top of her game. Born in Puerto Rico but fighting in Brooklyn, New York, Seeron has a record of 40 wins – 30 of those knockouts – 1 loss and a draw.
She faces Mercado, a 23-year-old Mexican who is a former super bantamweight champion with 18 wins and 2 losses in 20 fights.
Tommy Fury, the half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, also fights in the night.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Fight Card
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
- Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado – WBC, WBO, IBO World Featherweight Titles
- Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love – welterweight
- Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano – Heavyweight
- Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor – Cruiserweight
Who will Jake Paul win against Tyron Woodley?
Unlike Paul’s previous opponents, Woodley packs a punch, with a proven ability to take down opponents. Paul must be careful not to get caught.
Still, Paul should win the fight. He’s taller, 15 years younger and, well, that’s his event.
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