Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley set to face Jake Paul in boxing match
Jake Paul’s next boxing match has been confirmed.
The divisive YouTube star will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match. The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger broke the news earlier today, with an official announcement expected to be made this week.
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
Paul reportedly signed a deal with Showtime in May after seemingly parting ways with Triller Fight Club following the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren event on April 17.
The YouTuber is now 3-0 as a professional boxer and is certain to face his toughest test yet when he faces Tyron Woodley.
Woodley won the UFC Welterweight Championship in July 2016 when he knocked out Robbie Lawler in the first round at UFC 201. Woodley successfully defended the title against Darren Till, Demian Maia, and Stephen Thompson before being defeated by current champion Kamaru Usman in 2019.
After a disappointing four-fight losing streak to end his time with the promotion, Woodley now looks to boxing as his next avenue — or more specifically, a mega-bout with Jake Paul on Showtime.
Covering MMA and combat sports since 2015. Formerly the lead MMA Editor at RealSport.