After facing a YouTuber, an NBA player and a former MMA champion, social media celebrity Jake Paul will take the next step in his boxing career by challenging another former MMA champion in Tyron Woodley on Aug. 28.
Paul has gone 3-0 with three knockouts in his young boxing career by taking out AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and Ben Askren in short order. But unlike his previous opponents, Woodley is, by far, the best striker of the bunch and demonstrated his skills during his UFC career where he held the UFC welterweight title with seven of his 19 wins coming by way of knockout.
The fight came together quickly after Paul and Woodley were involved in a run-in backstage before Paul dispatched of Askren. Woodley called Paul out for a fight immediately afterward, and Paul accepted. With Paul leaving Triller and signing with Showtime, the fight will end up headlining Showtime PPV in August at an agreed upon weight of 190 pounds.
The 24-year-old Paul has demonstrated solid boxing ability in his short tenure as a professional fighter. However, he has yet to face an opponent as skilled with their hands as Woodley. The 39-year-old Woodley has had an impressive run in MMA that included an undefeated stretch from 2014-18 when he captured the welterweight title with a stunning first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler. Woodley has fallen on tough times lately with losses in four straight fights and is no longer with the UFC.
The rivalry has been heated as both promise knockouts on Aug. 28.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing match, including the start time, price and updated betting odds.
When is the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight?
- Date: Aug. 29, 2021
- PPV start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
- Paul-Woodley main event: Midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT (approximate)
The Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing card will take place Aug. 29. The pay-per-view broadcast on Showtime is expected to start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Paul and Woodley are likely to make their ring walks around midnight ET.
How to watch Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
The Paul vs. Woodley fight is a Showtime event that is available via pay-per-view through many cable and satellite providers; check with your local provider for more information.
In addition to traditional cable and satellite services, the Paul vs. Woodley fight can be streamed via Showtime in the United States.
How much does Paul vs. Woodley cost?
- Showtime PPV (U.S.): $59.99
The Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight will cost $59.99 to buy on pay-per-view, according to Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza.
Where is Paul vs. Woodley taking place?
Paul vs. Woodley will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Paul’s hometown. Tickets start at $10 and went on sale to the general public July 22.
Paul vs. Woodley odds
- Jake Paul: -138
- Tyron Woodley: +100
According to Oddschecker, Paul is a slight favorite at -138, meaning it would take a wager of $138 to earn a $100 profit if Paul wins. As for Woodley, he’s a +100 underdog. A $100 bet on Woodley would return a $100 profit should Woodley emerge victorious.
Jake Paul record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Jan 17, 1997
- Height: 6’1″
- Reach: 76 inches
- Record: 3-0 with 3 knockouts
Tyron Woodley record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: April 17, 1982
- Height: 5’9″
- Reach: 74 inches
- Boxing record: N/A
- MMA record: 19-7 with 7 knockouts
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
Additional fight card information will be added once details are announced.