Jake Paul was just revealed on social media that he will be facing Tyron Woodley in a boxing battle, and we have all the information you need to know about the fight's date.
Tyron Woodley's boxing debut versus Jake Paul has a venue.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Live Stream will headline a Showtime Boxing pay-per-view event on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Showtime announced Monday. Paul grew up in Cleveland.
“I grew up attending to Cavs, Browns, and Indians games on weekends, fantasizing as a young child of one day being in a position to put on a show for my city like they did,” Paul stated in a press release. “On August 29th, that dream will come true. My greatest challenge to date, in front of the city that created me, on pay-per-view for the whole world to watch me knock out a UFC champion.”
The battle will go eight rounds at a catchweight of 190 pounds. Paul and Woodley are set to square off again at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Their initial clash lasted almost four minutes, with obscenities flying back and forth.
“Come and grab this smoke for real,” Woodley urged. “I'm in, and I know where he is.” People who keep talking about battling him aren't even in a position to fight him. I can really fight him.”
Woodley (19-7-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC) is presently rated No. 11 in the newest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings. After an eight-year career in MMA's largest organization, the former UFC champion recently called his quits. “The Chosen One” finished his octagon career on a four-fight losing streak, surrendering his championship to current champ Kamaru Usman before falling to current top contenders Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Vicente Luque.
“I'm a grown-up man,” Woodley said. “I don't play games with kids. They took me in to take out the garbage. You're welcome.”
Paul vs. Woodley will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live through Showtime pay-per-view (PPV), The Cleveland Cavaliers play in the arena, which is situated in Paul's hometown.