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01st Jun 2021

Jake Paul to fight former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in fourth pro bout

Danny Jones

Jake Paul to fight Tyron Woodley

Jake Paul beat former MMA fighter Ben Askren in his previous match

Jake Paul is now looking at his fourth professional fight as he is set to face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1) in his first fight for pay-per-view broadcasters, Showtime Boxing. Another week, another YouTuber boxing match.

While the debate around whether influencers/celebrity boxers add something to the sports or detract from its integrity, the fact remains that Paul is unbeaten in his first three fights. That being said, Ben Askren was his first real test against a trained fighter and as well as being retired from MMA, admitted that he barely trained as he was so confident of the win.

Woodley, however – an actual UFC champion, winning the UFC Welterweight Championship in 2016 – is sure to be a different level of challenge, though he has lost his previous three fights. The pair are due to fight on August 28th, after the official announcement broke out on social media.

Jake’s older brother, Logan Paul, is also set for his high profile exhibition against Floyd Mayweather this Sunday, the 6th of June – one Carl Froch actually thinks the underdog has a chance in. Truly strange times.

Logan and Mayweather had teased a fight for some time and after the official announcement, tensions flared between Jake and Floyd at the pre-fight presser. The younger Paul brother had just won his fight against Askren and was clearly feeling himself, goading the undefeated veteran boxer and running off with his hat. Clearly taking the sport seriously, eh?

He had a similar to-do with Daniel Cormier last month as well. Jake certainly hasn’t shied away from whipping up potential opponents, with the likes of Tommy Fury and even names such as Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor┬ábeing touted around.

We might still be having to wait for AJ vs Tyson but if you just like fighting and don’t mind watching yet another YouTuber boxing match, you can look forward to Paul vs Woodley soon.