Jake Paul


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Jake Paul’s (3-0, 3 KOs) next fight has reportedly been set. 

According to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, Paul, the social media star turned professional boxer, has agreed to face former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley inside the squared circle. 

The 24-year-old Paul, who recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime, is coming off a first-round knockout victory over former MMA champion and UFC veteran Ben Askren, a longtime teammate of Woodley’s, on April 17. The fight served as the main event on a Triller Fight Club show. 

Before beating Askren, Paul had scored back-to-back stoppage wins over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020 and former NBA player Nate Robinson in November 2020. Paul’s victory over Robinson served as the co-main event to the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match on Triller. 

The 39-year-old Woodley, meanwhile, is an accomplished MMA fighter who will undoubtedly represent the most dangerous test of Paul’s young career. “The Chosen One” won the UFC Welterweight title with a first-round knockout victory over Robbie Lawler in 2016. He then defended that title four times, beating Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Demian Maia, and Darren Till. 

More recently, Woodley has fallen on tough times, losing four straight bouts to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Vicente Luque. 

A date, venue, and location for the Paul vs. Woodley bout has not yet been revealed, although Coppinger reported that a face-off between the two is expected to occur on Friday in Miami. 

Paul’s older brother Logan is scheduled to fight the legendary Floyd Mayweather in an eight-round exhibition bout on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. 

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