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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: Date, UK start time and undercard

YouTube star Paul faces the toughest test of his boxing career to date when he faces former UFC welterweight champion Woodley next month

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Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will square off in one of the, surprisingly, most anticipated boxing matches of the year next month.

YouTube star Paul is 3-0 since turning to boxing, and he will face his toughest test in the ring to date in his career when he faces former UFC welterweight champion Woodley.

The ex-UFC champ is making his pro boxing debut, but he has far and away the best fighting CV of Paul’s previous opponents such as NBA star Nate Robinson and his friend and teammate Ben Askren.

Paul has handily defeated his three pro opponents; YouTuber AnEsonGib, basketball player Nate Robinson and former Bellator champion and Oympic wrestler Ben Askren.

But Woodley is the first fighter he has faced who is known for his stand-up abilities, knocking out top MMA strikers like Robbie Lawlor during his run at the top of MMA.

He was a feared puncher during his three-year run as welterweight champion, and picked up wins over top fighters like Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Darren Till.



Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight on August 29
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Paul is the slight favourite heading into the bout, although many fans believe that he will finally suffer his first loss in his initial bout with Showtime Boxing in the US.

What date and time is Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley?

The Paul v Woodley bout will take place on Sunday August 29, at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio which is Paul’s home town.

It will likely take place at around 3 or 4am UK time on the Monday, with the undercard beginning late on the Sunday night due to Ohio being five hours behind the UK in Eastern time.

Luckily, Monday August 30 is a bank holiday, so fans won’t have work or school after staying up all night for the bout.

How can I stream fight live in the UK?

It is unknown as yet where the fight will be broadcast in the United Kingdom.

Paul’s three pro bouts have all taken place with different broadcasters here, so it isn’t guaranteed that he will be on any particular platform.

His debut against AnEsonGib was on Sky Sports, while his Robinson bout took place on BT Sport Box Office, and his Askren victory was available on Fite TV.

Who is on the undercard?

Multiple-weight world champion Amanda Serrano will fight Yamileth Mercado in the only bout currently announced.

The rest of the undercard will be confirmed at a press conference Tuesday July 13.

If it is anything like Paul’s other fights, it will probably be a higher standard than the main event, with former world champions like Badou Jack and Regis Prograis both having fought before Paul in the past.







Quotes corner

Jake Paul: “I told him I’ll pay you double your purse if you beat me. But if you lose, you have to pay your purse to my charity. He lacks confidence.

“He’s a good striker. He’s known for knocking people out. But I think when I beat Tyron, people have to put respect on my name. But that’s not what I’m here for, to be honest.”

Tyron Woodley: “I’ve always wanted to box my whole life but never did it.

“This is my opportunity, this is a kid that’s a power-puncher, he’s got a lot of strength behind him.

“This is going to be a big platform to showcase what I can do in a boxing ring and he’s a fighter; he can fight.

“At the end of the day, you can watch him, and the timing, the rhythm, and the footwork are there.












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