YouTube and UFC once again collide in the boxing ring as Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley go head-to-head in Florida this weekend.
The Problem Child emerged victorious on the scorecards the last time these two met, setting up a showdown with British boxer Tommy Fury. However, the Love Island star was forced to step away through injury, leaving the door open for former UFC welterweight champion Woodley to take a stab at revenge. The undercard also sees seven-weight champion and potential Katie Taylor opponent Amanda Serrano take on Miriam Gutierrez.
Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s curious collision…
Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
Saturday December 18th. The event is expected to start at approximately midnight UK time.
Eight rounds at cruiserweight
How To Watch:
The fight will be broadcast exclusively on FITE.TV in the UK
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Residence: Doado, Puerto Rico
Alias: The Problem Child
Record: 4-0 (3)
Place Of Birth: Ferguson, Missouri, USA
Residence: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Alias: The Chosen One
In the first meeting between these two, the YouTuber was forced to labour to a win for the first time in his pro career. Although Paul probably did enough to earn the judges’ favour in a tight split decision win, the bigger man by 20lbs was visibly rocked by Woodley in the fourth round but the former MMA fighter was too tentative to go in for the kill. He won’t want to make that mistake again this time around.
What They Say:
“Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2 – leave no doubt. I didn’t knock him out the first time, I’m coming back and I’m getting that crazy highlight-reel knockout.”
“Of course I am [a tougher fight than Fury] That’s why he took [the Fury] fight instead. He made a double wager and then didn’t honor it because s***, why would he go back and give me the chance to finish off what I started now that I’ve been in there with him.”
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley
Amanda Serrano vs Miriam Gutierrez
Deron Williams vs Frank Gore
Liam Paro vs Yomar Alamo
J’Leon Love vs Marcus Oliveira
Anthony Taylor vs Chris Avila
Jeovanny Estela vs Chris Rollins
*18+ | BeGambleAware