It looks like a boxing bout between Jake Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley is in the offing, according to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic.
Sources: Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match. Jake recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime. Friday face-off in Miami planned to promote the event. Paul coming off first-round KO of Ben Askren— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 31, 2021
No date or details for this bout have been made public yet, but Jake’s brother Logan will fight one of the best pound-for-pound boxers ever in Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday, June 6th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Woodley, nicknamed “The Chosen One,” holds a career 19-7 record in MMA, with seven victories by knockout. The 39-year-old was removed from the UFC after losing his last four fights from March 2019 to March 2021, but at one point defended the welterweight championship title four times before falling to current holder Kamaru Usman. He hasn’t won since, but has been publicly pining for this opportunity for over a month now.
Jake Paul is 3-0 career, having knocked out former NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson and YouTuber Ali Eson Gib before stopping MMA’s Ben Askren in the first round on April 17 in Atlanta. The fight did strong business in the pay-per-view world, and it seems the Paul brothers are back for more.
Someone does have to ask the question however: When will we see Jake Paul fight an actual boxer?
While no odds are available at DraftKings Sportsbook for this bout at this time, we’ll post them here once wagering becomes available.