YouTube-star-turned-prizefighter Jake Paul is set to lodge another chapter in his head-turning foray into the world of celebrity boxing when he comes up against UFC great Tyron Woodley.
Woodley, who is no longer under contract with the UFC, will be hoping to do better than fellow MMA star Ben Askren, who fell to Paul in a first-round stoppage earlier this year. It was a commendable win which took his professional record to 3-0.
But a fight with Woodley is undoubtedly the biggest challenge in Paul's burgeoning combat sports career to date. The former UFC welterweight champion is famed for his strength and striking ability which ensured a three-year reign atop the welterweight division in the UFC. If Paul is to somehow emerge victorious, he'll need to be at the pinnacle of his game.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the eye-catching bout.
When is Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley?
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley will take place on Monday, August 3 from 10am AEST.
Where is the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight?
The Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight will be held at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
The fight will be held over eight-rounds under traditional boxing rules and. It will be contested at 190 pounds.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley will be available to watch live in Australia through Kayo Sports Main Event as a PPV package. It will cost $29.95.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley - Full fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, 8 rounds, cruiserweight
- Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado, 10 rounds,
- featherweight – Serrano's WBC and WBO featherweight titles
- Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love, 10 rounds, junior welterweight
- Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano, 10 rounds, heavyweight
- Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor, 6 rounds, 180-pound catchweight
- Charles Conwell vs. Juan Carlos Rubio, 10 rounds, super welterweight
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley betting odds
Jake Paul $1.47 (win)
Tyron Woodley $2.56 (win)
(Odds at time of publish via Sportsbet)
How much are Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley expected to earn for the fight?
After earning an official purse of $940,000 for his bout against Askren on April 17, Paul is expected to be guaranteed at least $1.3 million against Woodley, according to the Evening Standard.
Meanwhile, Woodley "is expected to bank a minimum of $680,000".
Woodley's manager, Malki Kawa, previously said that his fighter "should walk away with a multi-million dollar payday" against Paul, claiming it was "one of the best deals I've ever done."
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