Showtime is giving fight fans a deep dive into one of the most talked-about boxing matches of the year.
Love it or hate it, the upcoming fight between YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is expected to draw massive interest and Showtime is doing everything in its power to fuel that big-fight feel. Paul and Woodley have received the “All Access” treatment for their Aug. 29 clash, a presentation typically reserved for the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez, and Conor McGregor.
In the 30-minute episode, Paul explains further why he made the decision to try his hand at boxing after generating millions as a social media star, and Woodley looks back on his UFC career and the path that led him to one of the most unlikely bookings of his career.
Paul is 3-0 as a professional boxer so far, with a knockout win over Woodley’s training partner, former ONE Championship and Bellator champion Ben Askren.
Woodley (19-7-1 in MMA) is coming off of four straight UFC losses. He held the promotion’s welterweight championship from 2016-2018, successfully defending it four times.
Paul vs. Woodley takes place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and will air live on Showtime pay-per-view.