Jake Paul’s controversial — yet competitively and financially successful — boxing career will continue on Aug. 29 when he returns to the ring to face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
Paul holds a perfect 3-0 record as a professional fighter, with wins over a fellow YouTuber, a former NBA star, and a former UFC fighter. That most recent win came against Ben Askren, a UFC veteran who is also friends with Woodley. Askren was never known as a striker, leading many to call for Paul to face an actually threatening opponent.
Woodley is just that — an accomplished fighter who has succeeded on big stages before. He was also known for his impressive power punching in the Octagon, even if he had a tendency to be offensively passive, often trying to wait for an opportunity to land the perfect punch.