When is Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2? UK time and date, why Tommy Fury dropped out and how to watch on TV

Paul vs Woodley takes place this weekend after Tommy Fury was forced to pull out due to illness and injury

Paul and Woodley fight on Saturday 18 December Paul and Woodley fight on Saturday 18 December
Paul and Woodley fight on Saturday 18 December

Jake Paul was set to fight former Love Islander and heavy-weight champion’s younger half-brother, Tommy Fury this weekend but the latter has had to pull out.

The ‘problem child’ is now set to fight Tyron Woodley once more. Woodley quickly took the opportunity to fight Paul once more as he will seek to rectify the wrong of his defeat from August.

The youtuber turned boxer beat the ex-wUFC welterweight champion by a split decision after Woodley missed out on a knockout after a big right hand knockdown in the fourth round. The 39-year-old replaced Fury with only two weeks to go before the fight and has since warned Paul against triggering a pre-fight altercation as the Youtube star has amped up his mind games.

Speaking to Submission Radio, Woodley has said: “I expect him to do something to try and ruffle my feathers. He’s a kid, there’s going to be some sort of antics.

“He’s already started the social media stuff, he’s sending my DMs, I’m already expecting that.

“The disrespect won’t be tolerated. Last time they got a warning, this time there’s gonna be action, so I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

“I do expect shenanigans, I expect him to do some BS at the press conference. Try and say some things to get under my skin, this is what he does. He’s a fan, let’s be clear, he’s a fan. Not only of myself but of combat sports.”

Why has Tommy Fury pulled out of the match?

With only two weeks to go before the big day, Fury had to pull out of fighting his longtime rival. All year, the pair have been exchanging heated messages over social media with Paul frequently involving Fury’s girlfriend, Molly-Mae Hague.

Unfortunately, Fury, 22, was forced to withdraw due to a bacterial infection and a broken rib.

Speaking on Instagram to announce his withdrawal, the former Islander said :“I am absolutely heartbroken that I have been forced to withdraw from my fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial chest infection and broken rib.

“The beginning of my camp was going so incredibly and I never expected anything to come in my way from a victory on December 18th. I can’t express how disappointed I am and I really do hope we can get this fight rescheduled in the new year. I want this fight to happen more than anything. I’m now regretfully putting my focus on recovery and a further reschedule date.”

When is Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley?

Paul will fight Woodley for the second time on Saturday 18 December 2021

Where is the fight taking place?

Woodley and Paul will meet at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida

What time will the fight take place?

The main card is not scheduled to start until 2am GMT and depending on the length of the undercard bouts, the main event ring walks are not expected to start until around 5am GMT.

How to watch Paul vs Woodley?

The Paul vs Fury fight had been scheduled for BT Sport. However, with the change in opposition, the fight will now take place on Fite TV at a cost of around £18.

Who is on the undercard?

  • Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2
  • Amanda Serrano vs Miriam Gutierrez
  • Deron Williams vs Frank Gore
  • Liam Paro vs Yomar Alamo
  • Anthony Taylor vs Chris Avila 

How do Paul and Woodley compare?

The ‘Problem Child’ is a cruiserweight and is six foot one inch tall. He has a reach of 76 inches and has an orthodox stance. He has fought just four fights and won three by knockout.

Woodley, nicknamed ‘the Chosen one’ is an American welterweight MMA fighter but cruiserweight boxer.

He is five feet nine inches tall with a reach of 74 inches. He has only fought in one boxing match, which was the first match against Paul.

What are the odds?

Courtesy of Betfair:

Paul to win: 1/3

Woodley to win: 9/4

Draw: 14/1

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