YouTuber to Box Former UFC Welterweight Champion

Jake Paul Tyron Woodley

Social media personality Jake Paul, who first found fame on YouTube, is set for a boxing match with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. As reported by The Athletic and confirmed by ESPN's Ariel Helwani, both combatants have signed the deal and agreed to box at 190 pounds on August 28th.

Paul has already knocked out one UFC fighter, sending Ben Askren to the canvas in under two minutes on April 17th. The bout with Woodley comes as a result of some trash talk that occurred in the locker room between Woodley and Paul's team as The Problem Child was warming up for the Askren match.

However, Woodley is a much more accomplished mixed martial artist than Askren. The Chosen One successfully defended his UFC belt four times and has accumulated seven knockouts in his professional career. Woodley is expected to be the odds-on favorite to win the boxing match due to his decorated MMA résumé, despite losing his last four fights. To Woodley's credit, three of these four losses came at the hands of dominant current champion Kamaru Usman and former title challengers Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns.

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