Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley CONFIRMED with fight date scheduled as YouTuber prepares to take on former UFC star
JAKE PAUL will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match on August 28.
On Monday night, it emerged a clash between the social media star and the MMA vet was in the works for later this summer.
And on Tuesday afternoon, Paul announced to the world his fourth professional outing will see him share the ring with The Chosen One.
He wrote: "It’s officialI have a list of people I plan on knocking out and as I enter my fourth pro fight, I am excited to cross the first one off the list by challenging myself against @twooodley a 5 time UFC Champion known for his knockout power."
Paul, 24, stretched his professional record to 3-0 in April with a brutal first-round KO of Woodley's good friend Ben Askren.
Woodley, 39, was furious with Paul's pre and post-fight antics and vowed to make him pay for his words.
And The St Louis slugger's trash talk has served as added motivation for Paul to put on a show in his maiden outing on Showtime.
He added: "Tyron ran his mouth a little too much in the locker room when I knocked out his best friend Ben and earned himself a top spot on the Problem Child death list.
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"Tyron’s a seasoned striker who has fought the best MMA fighters in the world but will be dropped by a Disney teen star in 2 rounds.
"Maybe this time Dana White will actually be a man of his word and put his money on his former champion instead of trying to undermine my success like a jealous ex.
"Influencer vs MMA….let’s get it on. It’s Showtime."
Woodley – who was released from the UFC in April following four consecutive losses -is relishing the opportunity to silence the younger Paul brother.
He said: "Easiest fight of my career & biggest purse of my career all in one night.
"Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. Can't wait to shut this b***h up.
"This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA/boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.”
Paul has made waves in the combat sports world since making his professional boxing debut in January 2020.
The outspoken YouTuber has ruffled the feathers of boxers and mixed martial artists alike with his brashness and supreme confidence.
Woodley is among those irked by the former Disney star and can't wait to get his hands on him.
Last month, he told TMZ: "Some people just need to be taught a lesson.
"Like at the end of the day, you just can't sit here and think that real motherf*****s have put their time in this.
"Yeah if you want get in here and get a couple fights and make some money because you've got so many subscribers and you did something dope in another lane, I'm all for that.
"But when it comes down to [it], you gonna parade around and act like, 'Oh, I'm a boxer, everybody is scared of me. I'm this, I'm that.'
"And then, you're talking s**t about my dog. Now we gotta go."
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