Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will compete a day later than originally anticipated.
Showtime revealed on Monday that the event headlined by the fight between Paul and Woodley will take place Aug. 29 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio The bout will take place at 190 pounds. ESPN was first to report the date change as the fight was initially announced to take place on Aug. 28.
Showtime PPV will broadcast the card.
In addition, Showtime also announced that Amanda Serrano will defend her WBC and WBO featherweight titles against super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado.
Paul will look to improve his pro boxing record to 4-0 when he faces the former UFC welterweight champion. The YouTube star gained a lot of traction with his last two performances, a pair of knockouts against former NBA guard Nate Robinson and former UFC, ONE, and Bellator fighter Ben Askren. Paul’s promotion company, Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, will co-produce the event.
Woodley makes his pro boxing debut and makes his first competitive appearance since parting ways with the UFC following his fourth consecutive loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 260 in March. “The Chosen One” called for the fight after Paul defeated his teammate in Askren in April.