Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley will make his pro boxing debut against Jake Paul. Now, this is a huge step up for Jake Paul from fighting boxers such as Ben Askren and Nate Robinson. On the other hand, after his UFC release, it’s a huge opportunity for Tyron Woodley to try his luck in boxing.
More details about the rules and date for this fight were earlier reported as ESPN’s Ariel Helwani stated that the fight will be a 190 lbs match and is currently targeted to take place on August 28. This will also be a pro boxing bout with 8 rounds. The size of the ring is going to be 20*20 and both fighters will wear 10-ounce gloves.
Now Jake Paul weighed in at 191.5 lbs for his fight against Ben Askren. On the other hand, Tyron Woodley has been fighting at the UFC welterweight division for a long time. Jake Paul will be the bigger guy between the two but Woodley has fought opponents who are the size of Jake Paul before.
Will the 190 lbs weight class favor Tyron Woodley over Jake Paul?
The good thing is Woodley will not have to go through a rough weight cut for this fight. And it is expected that no weight cut will only increase his power and performance. However, he will still need to be very cautious as Jake Paul has legit KO power.
Jake Paul has finished all of his opponents so far. And even if the level of opponents were not that high in terms of boxing skills and experience, Jake Paul certainly showed that he has the power to hurt his opponent. We have not yet seen how good Jake Paul’s defense is as nobody has been able to test him yet. But, Woodley might take Jake Paul into deep water.
Tyron Woodley is coming off 4 consecutive losses in UFC and two of them were due to stoppage. He is not in his fighting prime anymore but he is still highly skilled for someone as inexperienced as Jake Paul. But, it’s a boxing match and Jake will have the advantage as he has been training in boxing for over 4 years now.