Saturday December 9, 2023

After $10M Payday, Jake Paul Finalizes Next Fight

  • Jake Paul will face his most experienced opponent yet on Aug. 28.
  • He will face former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in his fourth pro boxing match.
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Jake Paul served former MMA champion Ben Askren with a first-round knockout back in April.

Next up? Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Paul will face his most experienced opponent yet on Aug. 28 in his fourth pro boxing match. Woodley, a seasoned MMA fighter, will be making his boxing debut.

The PPV bout will air on Showtime as part of a multi-fight deal Paul signed with the network in May after launching his boxing career under the Triller platform.

“I certainly respect his career, but I will be sending Tyron into a permanent siesta,” said the 24-year-old Paul.

Woodley, 39, was once considered the best 170-pound fighter in the world and earned the UFC welterweight title in 2016. He recently parted ways with the promotion after fighting out his contract and finished with a professional MMA record of 19-7-1.

The matchup is expected to be lucrative for both parties, considering Paul’s blockbuster bout with Askren.

  • Total earnings for the Paul-Askren fight reached $75 million.
  • It sold over a million pay-per-views worldwide.
  • Paul reportedly pocketed more than $10 million after a guarantee of $690,000.

Get the popcorn ready as Woodley looks to avenge the loss of his former teammate Askren.

“Easiest fight of my career and biggest purse of my career all in one night,” Woodley told ESPN. “This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA community and boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.”

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