On August 29, young Youtuber Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will face off in the boxing ring. While Jake Paul has three boxing matches in his short career, for Woodley on the other hand this will be his boxing debut.
However, the 39-year-old American has 27 professional MMA fights on his account and has immeasurably more martial experience than 24-year-old Jake Paul. Woodley and Paul held a press conference on Tuesday, and Tyron stressed that the boxing match against Paul will not be his only one to do.
Namely, T-Wood believes that the fight against young Jake is just the beginning. '' I didn't get into all this just for the sake of quick earnings. This is a springboard for me or a ticket to professional boxing, '' said Tyron Woodley.
As a reminder, "Choose The One" performed under the auspices of the UFC for eight years, and the peak of his career was from 2016 to 2019, when he became the welterweight champion, and defended his belt four times.
For a time, he claimed to be the best welterweight in UFC history and many believed he could become one. However, in 2019, Kamara Usman defeated him and took his championship belt, and Woodley suffered three more defeats after which he parted ways with the promotion.
Absolutely no one believes Woodley is the best welterweight in history anymore, and his place in the debate has been taken by Kamaru Usman who is now being compared to Georges St-Pierre. Tyron Woodley is preparing for his boxing debut with the help of Floyd Mayweather.
'' Only an idiot wouldn't take the opportunity to work with Floyd. He showed me certain things that will help me become a world-class boxer. Everything I throw will hurt, even my feints will be painful, '' Woodley explained his collaboration with Mayweather.
Although Tyron plans to start a boxing career, he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of returning to MMA fights. '' Honestly, I plan to keep fighting in boxing. It won’t hurt to focus on boxing techniques, positioning and defense.
All of this will allow me to be sharper and fight with more tools the next time I perform in MMA. '' Woodley obviously has big plans when it comes to boxing, but what happens if Jake Paul brutally knocks him out or just beats him on points? We have to wait until August 29 when we will get answers to some questions.