This is a preview of Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley. You can click here for full results and report on how Jake landed a split-decision win, and a winning bet for our +900 pick!
It’s f***ing nuts, but the freak show goes on and Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley will be the next instalment in boxing’s new crossover craze – oh and the odds are wild too.
Around 20 years after Nick and Johnny regularly announced Celebrity Deathmatch on MTV, the whole thing is not only coming back to life – it’s actually for real. The only thing that is missing (so far) = lawn mowers, axes and other weapons of mass destruction. Just give it time fight fans.
Celebs fighting fighters, celebs fighting celebs – it appears nothing is off limits. And the biggest proof is the multi-fight deal YouTuber Jake Paul recently signed with Showtime.
We are just a couple of months out from his big brother Logan fighting one of the greatest boxers ever in Floyd Mayweather Jr. That of course was a pay-per-view, on Showtime at $49.99. A 26-year-old 190lb YouTuber against a 44-year-old retired 150lb grandaddy (literally).
Jake himself even provided the highlight-reel moment for the build-up to that ‘fight’, with his “Gotcha Hat” stunt which faux enraged Floyd at the press conference in Hard Rock Stadium.
Jake had it easy last time up against former MMA star Ben Askren – that is unlikely to be the case this time against the former UFC welterweight champion. Check out this juicy Woodley sound bite…
“Easiest fight of my career & biggest purse of my career all in one night. Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. Can’t wait to shut this b*tch up. This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA/boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.”
Here is everything we know so far…
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Odds
Anybody who’d like to win some money off of Jake Paul getting his clock rung, this might be the perfect opportunity.
‘The Problem Child’ is best odds of -185 FAVORITE to beat Woodley (bet $185 to win $100) with DraftKings. Tyron meanwhile is the underdog here at +165 (bet $100 to win $165) with Unibet and SugarHouse. We need to assess this a little more first, but maybe this is the chance to double your money.
On the downside how much is Showtime protecting its investment here? While we know Tyron can bang, he is 39 and has lost his last four fights in UFC. As they say, everything in life is about timing.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Picks
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. We’d actually like to do both, so whether we like this stuff or not – we think you should at least win money out of it.
We advised you to bet Jake to win early against Askren, and we’ll be back in Woodley fight week to give you free and expert picks. First off though we want to see what those lovely online bookmakers can offer us.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley all depends on which version of Woodley shows up. Paul has been clever in picking opponents that have some combat ability but are still weak strikers (see: Ben Askren).
Woodley however is a former UFC Welterweight Champion, and has a fierce overhand right that has knocked out the likes of Josh Koscheck and Robbie Lawler.
Woodley is, however, coming off multiple losses in the UFC, and this will be his first boxing contest, so Paul by decision might be the best bet here.
Pick: Jake Paul to win by decision at +900 (BetMGM, bet365, Borgata)
What time does the fight start?
The bout will take place on Sunday August 29 at Rocket Mortgage in FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio (Jake’s home town). Ring walks are expected between 2200 and 2300 ET, 1900 and 2000 PT.
How can I watch the fight on TV or live stream?
As Jake recently signed that multi-fight deal with Showtime, his bout with Tyron Woodley will be broadcast by that platform on pay-per-view. The cost is a cool $59.99. Showtime got money to recoup.
Jake Paul boxing record
Jake Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 17, 1997. He’s 24 years old and has a ‘boxing record’ of 3-0 in the paid ranks. All inside distance. His resume so far includes:
- Knocking out former MMA star and current ‘dadbod’ Ben Askren inside a round in April 2021.
- Knocking out former NBA star Nate Robinson inside two rounds in November 2020.
- Crushing fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib inside a round in January 2020.
For anybody who does want to see Jake get busted up, this could be the first genuine chance of it happening. If you discount the beating grandaddy Mayweather put on him at that presser in Miami recently.
Whatever you say about Jake though, dude knows how to sell a fight. That one-sided beatdown of Askren drew in excess of 1.5million PPV buys (generating more than $75million in revenues).
Tyron Woodley boxing record
As you might expect, the answer to this question is nothing, nada = there isn’t one.
Tyron Woodley was born April 7, 1982 and is now 39 years old. He has fought 27 times in UFC competition with a 19-7-1 record.
Like we said, this former welterweight titlist has lost his last four, culminating in a first-round capitulation to Vicente Luque at UFC 260 in March 2021.
Can ‘The Chosen One’ translate his MMA skills to a boxing ring? And what does he have left at age 39? Guess we will find out soon enough.
What are the rules for Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley?
Both men will wear 10-ounce gloves and the weight for both will be set at 190lbs. Somewhere between light-heavyweight and cruiserweight.
Jake Paul & Tyron Woodley quotes
Jake Paul: “I grew up going to Cavs, Browns and Indians games on the weekends, dreaming as a little kid of one day being in a position to put on a show for my hometown like they did.
“On August 29, that dream comes true. My biggest challenge to date, in front of the city that made me, on pay per view for the world to see me knockout a UFC champion. I’m also thrilled to have Amanda Serrano on this card. She stands out as the most prolific KO artist in women’s boxing. What a night this is going to be!”
Tyron Woodley: “I’m a grown ass man. I don’t play games with kids. They brought me in to take the trash out. You’re welcome!”
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley undercard
Whisper it quietly, but we have actual boxers on the undercard, and some pretty interesting action.
WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano and super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado of Mexico will be the co-featured bout.
Former junior welterweight world champion, Ivan Baranchyk will face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love in a 10-round showdown on the pay-per-view. Baranchyk seeks another run at the 140-pound title, while Love looks to score a career-best win.
Hard-hitting UK heavyweight Daniel Dubois, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Joe Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the pay-per-view telecast.
Tommy Fury has been mooted as a possible future opponent for Jake Paul.
Top-10 ranked junior middleweight and 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell meanwhile takes on Lucas Bastida of Argentina in a 10-round fight.