In a boxing bout, Jake Paul will face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Jake Paul, a YouTuber-turned-boxer, has worked hard to secure a big-name MMA fighter for a boxing match, and he now has one.
According to sources from Stateside, Paul has agreed to fight former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match.
The Athletic has reported that the two have accepted to the showdown, and that they will compete in an event on a date to be determined later.
Paul’s most recent fight saw him go toe-to-toe with Ben Askren, the former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion, who is well-known as a wrestler but underappreciated as a striker.
On April 17, Paul won their fight at Triller Fight Club with a spectacular first-round knockout.
Since then, Paul has tried to persuade a slew of UFC personalities to fight him.
On social media, Paul called out retired former middleweight champion Michael Bisping, former two-weight champion Conor McGregor, and retired former two-division champ Daniel Cormier.
And during the UFC 261 pay-per-view event in Jacksonville, Florida, Cormier confronted Paul at cageside after a tense exchange between bouts at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
Logan Paul, Paul’s older brother, will fight for the second time in his professional career on June 6.
Logan, who lost his professional debut in November 2019 to fellow YouTuber KSI, will face Floyd Mayweather, the 50-0 boxing icon, at the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium.
Jake, on the other hand, has had the more success in his prizefighting career to date.
Jake, 24, made his professional boxing debut in January 2020 against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, knocking him out in just two minutes and 18 seconds in Miami.
Last November, he backed up that victory by knocking out former NBA great Nate Robinson in the second round at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Then, in Atlanta, Georgia, “The Problem Child” met Askren and defeated him in 119 seconds, the fastest win of his career.
Paul will now meet Woodley, the former undisputed welterweight champion who last fought in the octagon in March.
However, since losing the title to current champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019, Woodley’s performance has plummeted significantly.
Woodley has been unable to register after his unanimous decision loss. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”