Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley on Aug. 29 in Ohio – Showtime PPV ⋆ Boxing News 24


International famous person {and professional} boxer Jake “The Downside Youngster” Paul will tackle the hardest take a look at of his burgeoning boxing profession when he squares off in opposition to former UFC champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley in the principle occasion of an expert boxing occasion on Sunday, August 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, stay on SHOWTIME PPV.

After dominating the primary three opponents of his skilled boxing profession, Paul continues to step-up the caliber of his competitors in opposition to Woodley, a adorned blended martial arts champion and placing specialist who held the UFC title from 2016 to 2019. On Sunday, August 29, Paul will look to thrill his legions of followers and silence his critics in entrance of his hometown Cleveland crowd within the eight-round cruiserweight fundamental occasion, which can be contested at a 190-pound catchweight.

Paul and Woodley will go face-to-face at a press convention in Los Angeles on Tuesday to preview their extremely anticipated showdown. The press convention will stream stay on the SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel and Jake Paul’s YouTube channel.

The particular Sunday evening occasion is produced and offered by Most Invaluable Promotions and SHOWTIME PPV. The pay-per-view telecast, which begins stay at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT is produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. It is going to characteristic an undercard full with high-stakes, skilled boxing showdowns together with Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Actual Deal” Serrano defending her titles in opposition to tremendous bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado.

Barstool Sportsbook is The Official Sports activities Betting Associate for the occasion, in a novel, absolutely built-in partnership.

Tickets for the stay occasion can be obtainable for buy on Thursday, July 22, at RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com.

The 24-year-old Paul (3-0, 3 KOs) is a world-renowned content material creator. He started his skilled boxing journey in January 2020 and has confirmed to be an influential participant within the sport’s panorama together with his outsized character and rapidly growing talent set. The Cleveland-native is combating out of Puerto Rico beneath the attention of former professional boxing contender B.J. Flores, who has been coaching Jake from his first skilled battle. After knocking out YouTube star AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson in his first two outings, Paul made fast work of former MMA champion Ben Askren in April with a first-round knockout. With the win over Askren, Paul notched his first victory over a seasoned skilled fighter and now takes on an excellent larger problem in Woodley.

“I grew up going to Cavs, Browns and Indians video games on the weekends, dreaming as a bit child of in the future being ready to placed on a present for my hometown like they did,” mentioned Paul. “On August 29, that dream comes true. My greatest problem up to now, in entrance of the town that made me, on pay per view for the world to see me knockout a UFC champion. I’m additionally thrilled to have Amanda Serrano on this card. She stands out as probably the most prolific KO artist in ladies’s boxing. What an evening that is going to be!”

Combating out of St. Louis, Missouri, Woodley (19-7-1 MMA file) has a storied profession in fight sports activities. He grew to become UFC champion in July 2016, defeating Robbie Lawler within the first spherical, and went on to defend his title efficiently 4 instances. Earlier than competing within the UFC, Woodley fought within the Strikeforce MMA promotion on SHOWTIME and compiled an 8-1 file from 2009 by way of 2012. Broadly thought-about probably the most harmful punchers in UFC historical past, Woodley earned 14 of his 19 wins by the use of TKO or submission.

“I’m a grown ass man,” mentioned Woodley. “I don’t play video games with youngsters. They introduced me in to take the trash out. You’re welcome!”

Serrano is probably the most adorned fighter in ladies’s boxing historical past with an expert file of 40-1-1 with 30 knockouts. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the place she trains alongside her sister, former featherweight champion Cindy Serrano. The 32-year-old has received titles in each division between 115 and 140 kilos, incomes belts in these two divisions simply 4 months aside with fights in September 2018 and January 2019. Serrano received her WBC and WBO featherweight world championship belts in a high-profile showdown in opposition to Heather Hardy in 2019 and most just lately she defended her titles with a knockout win over three-division world champion Daniela Bermudez in March.

Chihuahua, Mexico’s Mercado (18-2, 5 KOs) has held the tremendous bantamweight title since November 2019 and can look to develop into a two-division champion on August 29 when she challenges Serrano. The 23-year-old received the title by way of unanimous determination over Fatuma Zarika, avenging a earlier defeat to Zarika in Mercado’s first try on the championship. Mercado rides a six-fight successful streak into this showdown, together with victories over Julissa Guzman and beforehand unbeaten Angelica Rascon in 2021.

Here’s what Paul and Woodley needed to say following their heated staredown in Miami:


“I instructed him I’ll pay you double your purse if you happen to beat me. However if you happen to lose, you must pay your purse to my charity. He lacks confidence.

Why wouldn’t you’re taking that wager as a fighter if you happen to knew you have been going to win? To make double the cash? That is the largest payday of your life, and you may make double? Put your cash the place your mouth is.

“He’s a very good striker. He’s recognized for knocking folks out. However I feel once I beat Tyron, folks need to put respect on my title. However that’s not what I’m right here for, to be trustworthy.

I already know the way good I’m. I do know that that is going to be one other simple battle. That’s why SHOWTIME is in enterprise with me. You’re the way forward for boxing.

“He’s not so good as me, and he’s taking part in catch-up. We see holes in his complete total sport, and he has tried to discover ways to field. He’s stiff. Muscle groups don’t battle, and he’s going to be out of his component. That is boxing.

This isn’t MMA. You’ll be able to’t discover ways to field on this period of time. Now we’re going to indicate him the reins. The Disney child goes to beat up the five-time UFC champion of the world. It’s going to be hilarious.

“I haven’t even proven my combating skills in any respect. I haven’t even made it previous two rounds in my skilled profession. I haven’t been hit within the face.

No one may even see if I’ve a chin or my inside combating sport. I haven’t even warmed up but. And by the way in which, I’m the kind of fighter that will get higher the longer the battle goes on. I get higher in sparring, so I haven’t even been capable of heat up, and I’m excited to indicate my skill if he could make it out of the primary spherical.

“I’ve predicted each single one in every of my fights. I mentioned Ben Askren, first spherical. I mentioned Nate Robinson, first spherical. He bought to the second. I mentioned in my first professional battle, first spherical. I don’t suppose Tyron will make it out of two rounds. You won’t even get to see my boxing skills on this battle, to be trustworthy.”


“I’ve all the time needed to field my complete life however by no means did it. That is my alternative. It is a child that’s a power-puncher. He’s bought loads of power behind him.

That is going to be a giant platform to showcase what I can do in a boxing ring. And he’s a fighter. He can battle. On the finish of the day, you’ll be able to watch him, and the timing, the rhythm, and the footwork are there.

“He hasn’t fought very lengthy. However the little motion that I’ve seen was clear. Good protection. Nate was speeding him, he protected himself, and he got here out of his shell and cracked him.

“He’s making an attempt to downplay his skill. He’s a fighter. Don’t let him play you by saying, ‘I’m only a YouTuber.’ Final week, he was a fighter. When he was saying no one needed to battle him, he was a fighter. You’re not a YouTuber anymore.

You’re not on Disney. It’s been a very long time since he was on Disney. That’s like me saying I’m only a collegiate wrestler, and I don’t punch folks.

“I simply wish to have enjoyable. I wish to practice exhausting. I wish to get higher. I wish to go on the market and do issues on my phrases and be the one to name the photographs.

I wish to go on the market and make historical past. I all the time make historical past. I’ll not all the time get the credit score for it, however I’m all the time the primary. Fighters all the time hit me up, asking what they need to do, what they’re doing unsuitable. Now it’s time for me to go do it myself.”


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