Who wins? This can be a powerful one to name.
2021 has been an enormous one for each Jake and Logan Paul. Just some months again, in June,, in what was .
However now Paul faces the previous UFC welterweight champion Woodley in a hotly anticipated boxing match. Who wins? It’s a tough one to select. Paul has extra boxing expertise on paper, however Woodley is an ex-champ and, not like Paul’s earlier opponent, Woodley has energy in his fingers. Most of his most well-known wins have come through spectacular knockout.
Right here’s every little thing you should know…
When does the combat begin?
Mark your calendars for Aug. 29 at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m. PT. The massive occasion will probably be held in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
How can I watch?
The combat will air on Showtime pay-per-view, that means you don’t should be an everyday Showtime subscriber to pay for and watch the combat.
Showtime Sports activities President Stephen Espinoza informed MMA Preventing on Aug. 2 that the combat will price viewers $59.99. Not low-cost.
“That displays a few issues,” Espinoza mentioned of the worth. “It’s within the ballpark of the place comparable fights have been. It’s at a degree beneath a variety of different increased priced PPVs, however specifically on this one, I believe you’ve received a full boxing card of thrilling younger fighters. That was the important thing.”
Showtime’s combat web page now’s up to date with the way to purchase the combat. When you pay your $60, you’ll be able to livestream the combat on a ton of supported gadgets. You may watch in your laptop at Showtime.com, in your cell phone or pill, or in your TV and streaming gadgets, equivalent to Roku, Amazon Fireplace TV, Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV and Xbox One.
You can too order the pay-per-view combat through such suppliers as Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Verizon Fios, Optimum, Vubiquity, DirecTV, U-Verse TV and Dish. Canadians can order it by means of Rogers, Bell, Shaw, SaskTel, and Telus. It additionally may be streamed through Sling, Sony’s PlayStation Retailer, and Fite TV within the U.S. and Canada.
An announcement from occasion organizers says that an unique UK broadcast companion will probably be introduced quickly. Fox Sports activities will carry it in Australia and Sky Sports activities in New Zealand.
There additionally will probably be a stay viewers on the Cleveland enviornment. Tickets begin at $10 and went on sale to most people on July 22.
Fighters will weigh in at 190 kilos, which is what Paul weighed when he took down Ben Askren in April in a whoppingWoodley fought within the UFC at 170 kilos.
Paul stands at 6-foot-1, and Woodley at 5-foot-9. Paul is listed with a 76-inch attain to Woodley’s 74-inch attain.
The fighters will put on 10-ounce gloves and combat in a 20×20 ring, ESPN reviews. The combat is scheduled for eight rounds.
Full combat card
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley aren’t the one ones combating on the cardboard. Listed here are all of the fights going down…
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
- Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado
- Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love
- Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano
- Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor
Press convention chaos
The ultimate press convention happened on Thursday and it devolved into a unique sort of chaos.
Scuffles and shoving matches are regular in boxing, significantly throughout press conferences, however at present’s staredown introduced controversy after a member of Jake Paul’s entourage appeared to get into an argument with Tyron Woodley’s mom Deborah Woodley. Tyron Woodley’s sister appeared to get upset and the scenario escalated.
Tyron Woodley’s mom Deborah Woodley, affectionately known as “Mama Woodley” is a well-known determine within the MMA group. She’s extremely effectively regarded for congratulating and exhibiting respect to her son’s opponents win or lose.
The very fact a member of Paul’s entourage has verbally attacked one of the crucial cherished figures in MMA has set numerous fighters off. Together with Jake Paul’s final opponent Ben Askren.
Time will inform if this has an influence on the combat itself. Both means, it’s good promotion for the combat total.
The 2 fighters have adriving on the result. If Paul loses, he has to get “I like Tyron Woodley” tattooed on him someplace, and if Woodley loses, he has to get “I like Jake Paul” as a tattoo. (Each fighters are already tattooed, so yet one more gained’t precisely be a novel idea.)
And, breaking information, it appears to be like as if a tattoo artist is being flown in to the combat to handle the guess instantly after the combat. Jake Paul confirmed this plan throughout an interview this week.
Tatu Child, who as soon as starred within the present Ink Grasp, is being flown in. She’s already shared some potential designs for the tattoo.
Whoever will get the tattoo, you simply know there’ll be loads of publicity in regards to the precise tattooing itself, to not point out images of the ultimate embarrassing product. (Good tattoo artists within the Paul-Woodley circle are in all probability already excited about the way to finally cowl up or disguise the message.)
Why is the combat occurring?
The Paul brothers, Logan and Jake, are each YouTubers turned boxers, which looks like an odd profession path, however it’s what it’s. For one factor, they’re younger. Jake Paul is 24, and Logan Paul is 26, in order that they’ve received youth on their facet, plus their YouTube money provides the choice to do no matter they need with their free time. And what they need, apparently, is to beat individuals up and get beat up in return. These fights aren’t at all times for the report books, however for the financial institution books. (Logan Paul’s June bout with 44-year-old Mayweather was merely an exhibition.) Whereas Jake Paul has fought three skilled bouts, and gained all of them, his opponents weren’t skilled boxers at their prime. Paul beat YouTuber AnEsonGib, former skilled basketball participant Nate Robinson and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren. (That.) And the entire Paul brothers’ fights draw headlines and chatter, and add to their fame and financial institution balances.
Woodley talked some trash about Jake Paul on the Askren combat, and that led to the deliberate Paul-Woodley combat.
“Best combat of my profession and largest purse of my profession multi function evening,” Woodley mentioned of the Paul match,. “Principally, they introduced me in to take out the trash.”
Who’s Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is the youthful of the 2 Paul brothers, and along with his web movies, he’s identified for enjoying Dirk Mann within the Disney Channel present Bizaardvark. He started his boxing profession in 2018 and has gained all three of his skilled bouts.
Like his brother, he’s controversial. In July 2020, he made headlines for throwing a large celebration in Calabasas, California, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Requested in regards to the celebration, he informed a reporter for The Every day Beast that COVID-19 was a hoax, then later denied saying it, resulting in the reporter posting audio proving Paul did make the hoax feedback. In that very same interview, Paul additionally claimed “98% of reports is pretend” and falsely claimed that “medical professionals” say masks do nothing to guard in opposition to the virus.
He doesn’t simply make headlines at his personal occasions. Jake Paul’s brother, Logan, fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in June, and in Could, at a promotional occasion for the combat, Jake Paul mouthed off on the fighter and began promoting black baseball caps with the phrases “gotcha hat” printed on them.. He then
Who’s Tyron Woodley?
Woodley, 39, began in MMA again in 2009, grew to become UFC welterweight champion in 2016 and defended his title 4 occasions, dropping it in 2019.
Like Paul, he has an leisure profession as effectively. He’s appeared in quite a few films in small roles, and has hosted a podcast and a TMZ net present.
Woodley says this can be his first boxing match, but it surely gained’t be his final.
“On the finish of the day, I’m in boxing proper now,” he mentioned,. “(Paul’s) my first opponent. That is your first and all people else’s first probability to look at me field.”
Co-main occasion and undercard
There’s one different huge combat on Showtime’s card for the evening, plus three smaller ones. Featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano (40-1-1) will tackle tremendous bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado, who’s 18-2-0.
“Not too many individuals need to combat me. It’s going to be a fantastic combat,” Serrano mentioned, in accordance with World Boxing Information.
Mercado mentioned she started her profession at featherweight earlier than taking place to bantamweight and is happy to combat in her previous weight class once more.
“We’re going to depart all of it within the ring, and the women are going to be stealing the present,” she mentioned, in accordance with the World Boxing Information report.
Whereas the Serrano-Mercado combat is being billed as a “co-main occasion,” there are additionally three fights on the undercard. Ivan Barancyhk will combat Montana Love, Daniel Dubois will tackle Juiseppe Cusumano, and Tommy Fury will combat Anthony Taylor.