Jake Paul has officially confirmed his boxing match with Tyron Woodley and has already predicted a short night for the former UFC welterweight champion.
Paul’s fourth pro boxing matchup against Woodley is expected to take place Aug. 28 at a location and venue yet to be announced. The bout will air on Showtime pay-per-view.
The YouTube star has made waves in the combat sports world, most notably in the MMA community by calling out several of the sport’s stars—including Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal. After knocking out Ben Askren at the Triller Fight Club event in April, Paul now has his sights set on Woodley and plans on improving his record to 4-0 with another quick finish as he stated on Tuesday via his Instagram.
“Tyron ran his mouth a little too much in the locker room when I knocked out his best friend Ben and earned himself a top spot on the Problem Child death list,” Paul wrote. “Tyron’s a seasoned striker who has fought the best MMA fighters in the world but will be dropped by a Disney teen star in 2 rounds. Maybe this time Dana White will actually be a man of his word and put his money on his former champion instead of trying to undermine my success like a jealous ex. Influencer vs MMA….let’s get it on. It’s Showtime.”
Paul’s boxing resume also includes a highlight reel KO of former NBA guard Nate Robinson on the undercard of Triller’s event headlined by the exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
Woodley makes his professional boxing debut after parting ways with the UFC. “The Chosen One” will look to get his hand raised in the combat sports world for the first time since submitting Darren Till is his final welterweight title defense at UFC 228 in September 2018.