Jake Paul’s fourth professional fight is now set.
The YouTuber turned pro-boxer (4-0) will take on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 28.
It’s undeniably a step up in competition for Paul as he is facing a man who has previous with knocking competitors out.
Paul knocked out YouTuber AnEnsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren, but Woodley carried real power throughout his career.
However, Woodley hasn’t been close to the fighter that once defended the welterweight title four times in a while.
He has lost four fights in a row, has no win in three years and lost every single round in those defeats, too.
Still, UFC president Dana White believes Woodley wins via knockout.
“I’d have to go with Woodley by knockout,” White told Swick, when asked for a prediction. “Listen, Woodley should knock him out but again the Tyron Woodley you talk about that was the champ isn’t the same f*cking guy he was four years ago.
“You tell me when the last time you saw Woodley look like Woodley,” White added when asked about the odds ahead of the bout which have the UFC vet riding as a slight underdog.
“Tyron Woodley has punching power and obviously he’s put a lot of dudes to sleep in his career,” White said. “Tyron Woodley doesn’t look like the Tyron Woodley of the past that was putting everybody to sleep.
“He hasn’t won a fight in three years. He’s going to be 40 years old. But I will give it to [Jake Paul], he’s at least stepping in there with a guy that can punch.”
White makes a telling point at the end; this is the first person who carries real venom in his fists on Paul’s CV.
Askren was a decorated wrestler and never had a ‘puncher’s chance’ – but Woodley does.
Woodley’s UFC deal expired following his last fight, paving the way for him to take this opportunity which he says will be a career payday.