Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley have agreed that the loser of their fight next month will have have a tattoo inked on their body declaring their love for the winner.
Paul, who is 3-0 as a professional boxer, went face-to-face again with Woodley yesterday at the official launch press conference for the bout, which takes place on August 29 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
And he made a wager with the former UFC welterweight champion ahead of their fight, which will be Woodley’s boxing debut, shaking hands on the deal in front of watching media at the LA launch event.
“Let’s make a new bet, right now,” Paul said at a press conference last night.
“If I beat you, you have to get ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattooed on you, but if you beat me, I 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?”
Woodley agreed to the deal, and Paul has since taunted his rival on social media about where he is going to have to put his tattoo should he become the fourth pro fighter to lose to the YouTube star.
And Paul believes that Woodley’s aversion to making bets with him, similar to his refusal to bet his purse that he would win his first boxing match, shows a lack of confidence.
At the pair’s initial face-off in Miami during fight week for his brother Logan’s fight with Floyd Mayweather, Paul offered to make a bet that would see the loser’s purse donated to charity.
But Woodley wasn’t interested, and explained at last night’s media event that he didn’t want to give Paul the upper hand as they were talking to one another.
“He’s talking so much until the bets come out,” Paul told reporters after the event last night. “He’s saying he’s going to beat me, knock me out.
“Then all of a sudden it’s like ‘bet your money, silence, bet a tattoo, silence, then he asks the crowd if he should do it, he showed his hand.
“I think I’m in his head, the pressure will get to him and crack him; this is the biggest fight of his life.
“There’s hundreds and hundreds of MMA fighters who are counting on him to knock me out and I don’t think he’s ever dealt with pressure like that before.”
Paul has stopped his previous three opponents within two rounds, most recently finishing Woodley’s close friend and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in the first round back in April.
Woodley was in Askren’s corner for that bout, and was involved in an altercation in Paul’s changing room when he was doing the glove check for his friend.
Paul has also beaten ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in his pro career, but Woodley is a major step up in quality from those three names due to his striking credentials as a UFC champion.