Last month, it was announced that YouTube star/influencer Jake Paul (3-0) will return to the ring against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in the summer. The bout will be Paul’s first under his new agreement with Showtime.
The fight will be contested in a 20’ x 20’ ring and will be distributed by Showtime’s pay-per-view arm Fans are expected to be in attendance at the time of the writing of this article.
This will be Paul’s fourth professional boxing match while it will be Woodley’s first foray in the square circle. Flores feels that this is the perfect fight for Paul at this stage in his career.
“This is an excellent challenge for a kid going into his fourth professional fight,” said Paul’s trainer, former cruiserweight world title contender BJ Flores.
Woodley’s UFC career ended on a sour note but in his prime was one of the top fighters in the sport with good power in both hands.
Meanwhile the 24-year-old Paul takes the sport very seriously and has dedicated himself to his craft for over a year and a half and has won all of his fights by stoppage.
Flores said that they respect Woodley and what he brings to the table but believe that Paul’s abilities and work ethic will lead him to victory.
“He's a decent striker. He is very capable and definitely somebody that we are taking very serious. Jake likes to talk but nobody knows the kind of dog he is in the gym. We will not be outworked,” Flores told BoxingScene.com
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