UFC welterweight Vicente Luque has revealed who he believes will come out on high within the upcoming boxing match between former UFC 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley and YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
Vicente Luque was the final man to compete in opposition to Tyron Woodley earlier than his launch from the UFC. It stands to motive that he would know, from first-hand expertise, simply how harmful the previous champ nonetheless is.
In a current interview with Sportskeeda MMA’s John Hyon Ko, Luque revealed that he’s backing his former opponent in his upcoming matchup in opposition to Paul.
“I’d put my cash on Woodley, for certain, and I’d say a knockout. Perhaps second or third spherical however I feel it is gonna be a knockout. Woodley has good boxing, he has proven that within the UFC, and he has a proper hand. If that proper hand connects. He linked in opposition to me, and I can take a punch. I nonetheless felt that. I wobbled as soon as he linked his arms. I see him knocking out Jake Paul,” said Vicente Luque.
Vicente Luque respects Jake Paul’s boxing expertise
While Vicente Luque is firmly behind Woodley, he does additionally acknowledge that Paul has some reputable boxing expertise.
‘The Downside Little one’ is at the moment 3-0, with all three wins coming by the use of knockout. Paul has acquired some criticism for not truly preventing boxers to this point in his profession, however Woodley will undoubtedly be a step up in competitors for him.
“I truly suppose Jake Paul, technically, is fairly good,” prompt Vicente Luque. “Lots of people speak trash about him. And yeah, he is a YouTuber and there is all that story about it however he can combat, he can field. He has good approach. However I do not suppose he can grasp in there with Woodley.”
Vicente Luque is at the moment getting ready for his personal upcoming combat. He’ll face gifted grappler Michael Chiesa on the upcoming UFC 265 pay-per-view.
A win might be sufficient to set Luque up with a primary contender bout in opposition to Leon Edwards or Gilbert Burns. Admittedly, a combat in opposition to Burns is unlikely contemplating the 2 males are coaching companions and mates.