Jake Paul has been working hard on getting boxing fans to take him seriously as a professional boxer, and with three wins already under his belt, he is eyeing up a fourth.
Tyron Woodley will be the latest to step into the ring with Paul, after having trained with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who recently bested Paul’s brother Logan in their boxing match.
This is everything you need to know.
Who are the fighters?
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, 24, will face off against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match.
Paul, the brother of Logan Paul, has won all three of his boxing matches to date, defeating MMA veteran Ben Askren, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and social media personality Ali Eson Gib.
He first tried his hand at boxing during an amateur fight against Deji, KSI’s younger brother, in 2018, when KSI and Logan Paul first faced off against one another. Paul won by KO, and he turned pro less than two years later.
Tyron Woodley, 39, presents a different kind of opponent for Paul - he is a former UFC Welterweight Champion who held the title for nearly three years. In school Woodley excelled in American football and amateur wrestling, and competed at university level. He won national recognition for his achievements.
Woodley’s mixed martial arts record reads 19 wins, seven losses and one draw from his 27 matches. At the start of his professional career, he enjoyed a 10 fight winning streak.
In terms of UFC matches, his record shows nine wins and one draw from 16 UFC matches, and he suffered with four straight losses from March 2019 after losing the Welterweight Championship belt.
The undercard for the match will see Tommy Fury, ex-Love Island star and half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, face off against Anthony Taylor, Daniel Dubois against Juiseppe Cusumano, Ivan Barancyhk versus Montana Love and Charles Conwell against Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida.
What have the two said about the fight?
Speaking about the fight, Paul said: “Tyron said he’s training like he’s fighting Mike Tyson. Mayweather is training him and you can tell he’s in shape. He’s got the six pack back. He’s looking good, he’s not messing around.
“This is his biggest fight ever and the whole MMA community is counting on him to represent them and to get the [win]. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.
“And when I beat him, there will be no excuses because he was being trained by Mayweather. Because Jorge Masvidal said he was going to knock me out. Because he took this camp and had a 14 week camp. He has no excuses.”
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Woodley said: “I’m just glad to be a part of it, but I’m not only here to participate. I’m here to f****ing take over. And you’re going to see Jake Paul get hurt in a way you’d never imagine.
“He may not want to do this again after this.”
During their first press conference in July, Paul proposed the two have a bet.
He said: “Let’s make a new bet right now. If I beat you, you have to get “I love Jake Paul” tattooed on you, but if you beat me I have to get “I love Tyron Woodley” tattooed on me, and you have to post it on your Instagram feed.
“Deal or no deal? Are you confident or not?”
After asking the press in attendance whether he should take up the wager, Woodley replied: “Bet. Deal.”
It appears that Paul is taking the bet very seriously - tattoo artist Tatu Baby said that Paul reached out to her to design the tattoos, something which she has done and posted on her Instagram.
She said: “Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley have a right this Sunday and as you may have heard the loser has to tattoo “I love Jake/Tyron” on himself.
“Well, Jake Paul reached out to me and I’m flying into Cleveland to tattoo the loser. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. The loser is getting one of these inked.”
When is the fight and how can I watch it?
The two will face off in Paul’s hometown of Ohio, in the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on 29 August - however, due to time zone differences UK viewers will be watching the fight on Monday 30 August at 12:30am.
In the UK, the fight is being shown by BT Sport Box Office - you can buy the pass to watch the fight on the BT Player or channel 494 for £16.95.
If you have Sky and get BT Sport you can buy the pass on your Sky box by going to channel 490. If you don’t have BT Sport on Sky, you can buy your pass from the BT Sport Box Office site.
If you have Virgin Media, you can buy the pass by visiting the On Demand section and selecting from the live events.
Alternatively, you can watch the fight on your mobile devices, Mac or PC with the BT Sport Box Office app for iOS and Android.
What are the latest odds on who will win?
According to betting website Paddy Power, the odds are as follows:
- Jake Paul win: 1/2
- Draw: 20/1
- Tyron Woodley win: 6/4
In terms of who could win in a specific round, the odds say:
- Jake Paul to win in round one: 9/2
- Jake Paul to win in round two: 9/2
- Jake Paul to win in round three: 15/2
- Jake Paul to win in round four: 12/1
- Jake Paul to win in round five: 20/1
- Jake Paul to win in round six: 30/1
- Jake Paul to win in round seven: 40/1
- Jake Paul to win in round eight: 60/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round one: 12/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round two: 12/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round three: 12/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round four: 14/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round five: 18/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round six: 25/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round seven: 35/1
- Tyron Woodley to win in round eight: 50/1
The Paddy Power featured odds also say:
- Both fighters to be knocked down and either fighter wins by KO/TKO: 5/2
- Jake Paul to win points and zero knockdown in the fight: 11/2
- Both fighters to be knocked down and Tyron Woodley to win: 15/2
- Tyron Woodley to be knocked down in rounds one to four and win on points: 25/1
- A knockdown in each of round one, two and three: 45/1