Jake Paul and future opponent Tyron Woodley at a current press convention.
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Jake Paul is preventing former UFC champion Tyron Woodley this month, August 29. Showtime Sports just lately launched a 30-second promotional video to hype followers up for the struggle. It exhibits the 2 fighters in what looks like a Star Trek-style holodeck expertise, the place they look like preventing, however one boxer at a time is see-through, showing as a ghostly laptop determine. It’s a bit creepy.
It’s been an enormous 12 months for the Paul brothers. Back in June, Logan Paul fought boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr., in what was hardly the struggle of the century. Now, Jake Paul will struggle blended martial artist Tyron Woodley. And when you want a bizarro cause to observe, the loser has to get a tattoo proclaiming their love for the struggle’s winner. What within the title of Mike Tyson’s face tattoo is even occurring right here?
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When is the struggle?Mark your calendars for Aug. 29 at eight p.m ET/5 p.m. PT. The large occasion might be held in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
How to observe Jake Paul vs. Tyron WoodleyThe struggle will air on Showtime pay-per-view, that means you do not have to be an everyday Showtime subscriber to pay for and watch the struggle. Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza informed MMA Fighting on Aug. 2 that the struggle will price viewers $59.99. Not low-cost.”That displays a few issues,” Espinoza stated of the value. “It’s within the ballpark of the place related fights have been. It is at some extent beneath a number of different greater priced PPVs, however particularly on this one, I believe you have acquired a full boxing card of thrilling younger fighters. That was the important thing.”Keep a watch on Showtime’s struggle web page, which ultimately needs to be up to date with how one can purchase the struggle. We’ll add the hyperlink right here too, as soon as it is dwell.There additionally might be a dwell viewers on the Cleveland enviornment. Tickets begin at $10 and went on sale to most people on July 22.Why is the struggle occurring?The Paul brothers, Logan and Jake, are each YouTubers turned boxers, which looks like an odd profession path, however it’s what it’s. For one factor, they’re younger. Jake Paul is simply 24, and Logan Paul is 26, so they have youth on their aspect, plus their YouTube money provides the choice to do no matter they need with their free time. And what they need, apparently, is to beat folks up and get beat up in return.These fights aren’t at all times for the report books, however for the financial institution books. (Logan Paul’s June bout with 44-year-old Mayweather was merely an exhibition.) While Jake Paul has fought three skilled bouts, and received all of them, his opponents weren’t skilled boxers at their prime. Paul beat YouTuber AnEsonGib, former skilled basketball participant Nate Robinson and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren. (That final one was fast.) And all the Paul brothers’ fights draw headlines and chatter, and add to their fame and financial institution balances.Woodley talked some trash about Jake Paul on the Askren struggle, and that led to the deliberate Paul-Woodley struggle. “Easiest struggle of my profession and largest purse of my profession multi function night time,” Woodley stated of the Paul match, based on ESPN. “Basically, they introduced me in to take out the trash.”Fight particularsFighters will weigh in at 190 kilos, which is what Paul weighed when he took down Ben Askren in April in a whopping two-minute-long struggle. Woodley fought within the UFC at 170 kilos. Paul stands at 6-foot-1, and Woodley at 5-foot-9. Paul is listed with a 76-inch attain to Woodley’s 74-inch attain.The fighters will put on 10-ounce gloves and struggle in a 20×20 ring, ESPN studies. The struggle is scheduled for eight rounds.Tattoo youThe two fighters have a creepy wager using on the result. If Paul loses, he has to get “I really like Tyron Woodley” tattooed on him someplace, and if Woodley loses, he has to get “I really like Jake Paul” as a tattoo. (Both fighters are already tattooed, so yet another will not precisely be a novel idea.)Whoever will get the tattoo, you simply know there will be loads of publicity concerning the precise tattooing itself, to not point out pictures of the ultimate embarrassing product. (Smart tattoo artists within the Paul-Woodley circle are most likely already serious about how one can ultimately cowl up or disguise the message.)Second struggle? TBA…Whatever the result, Woodley already thinks one struggle will not be sufficient.”We’re most likely going to struggle twice, to be sincere,” he stated. Paul is not so positive about that second struggle.”I’m not going to struggle Woodley after I beat him,” Paul stated, based on the LA Times. “There’s no level, . I’m gonna end him violently, so there will not be a struggle two.”Who is Jake Paul?Jake Paul is the youthful of the 2 Paul brothers, and along with his web movies, he is identified for enjoying Dirk Mann within the Disney Channel present Bizaardvark. He started his boxing profession in 2018 and has received all three of his skilled bouts.Like his brother, he is controversial. In July 2020, he made headlines for throwing an enormous celebration in Calabasas, California, in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Asked concerning the celebration, he informed a reporter for The Daily Beast that COVID-19 was a hoax, then later denied saying it, resulting in the reporter posting audio proving Paul did make the hoax feedback. In that very same interview, Paul additionally claimed “98% of reports is faux” and falsely claimed that “medical professionals” say masks do nothing to guard towards the virus.
He does not simply make headlines at his personal occasions. Jake Paul’s brother, Logan, fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in June, and in May, at a promotional occasion for the struggle, Jake Paul mouthed off on the fighter and snatched Mayweather’s hat. He then began promoting black baseball caps with the phrases “gotcha hat” printed on them.Who is Tyron Woodley?Woodley, 39, began in MMA again in 2009, grew to become UFC welterweight champion in 2016 and defended his title 4 instances, shedding it in 2019.Like Paul, he has an leisure profession as properly. He’s appeared in quite a few films in small roles, and has hosted a podcast and a TMZ net present.Woodley says this can be his first boxing match, however it will not be his final. “At the tip of the day, I’m in boxing proper now,” he stated, based on ESPN. “(Paul’s) my first opponent. This is your first and everyone else’s first probability to observe me field.”Co-main occasion and undercardThere’s one different large struggle on Showtime’s card for the night time, plus three smaller ones. Featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano (40-1-1) will tackle tremendous bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado, who’s 18-2-0.”Not too many individuals wish to struggle me. It’s going to be an ideal struggle,” Serrano stated, based on World Boxing News.Mercado stated she started her profession at featherweight earlier than taking place to bantamweight and is worked up to struggle in her previous weight class once more.”We’re going to go away all of it within the ring, and the women are going to be stealing the present,” she stated, based on the World Boxing News report.While the Serrano-Mercado struggle is being billed as a “co-main occasion,” there are additionally three fights on the undercard. Ivan Barancyhk will struggle Montana Love, Daniel Dubois will tackle Juiseppe Cusumano, and Tommy Fury will struggle Anthony Taylor.