Report – Ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley set to fight Jake Paul in professional boxing match

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Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley is set to meet with 3-0 professional boxer and YouTube content creator, Jake Paul in a professional boxing match under the Showtime banner — with the pair agreeing to face-off having both penned deals. 

Woodley, who parted ways with the UFC following his fourth consecutive loss in March, suffered a first round D’Arce choke loss to Vicente Luque in an entertaining one round clash on the main card of UFC 260. His matchup with Jake will come as his first foray into the squared-circle. The loss came as Woodley’s fourth on the trot, as he called time on his eight-year stay with the UFC.

3-0 as a professional boxer, Ohio native, Paul took home an opening round knockout win over Woodley’s Roufusport teammate and former UFC welterweight contender, Ben Askren at a Triller Fight Club promoted event in April of this year — stopping the Iowa veteran with an overhand right. 

Per a report by The Athletic reporter, Mike Coppinger — Woodley and Paul have both agreed to mee in a professional boxing match, which is set to take place later this year.

Sources: Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match,” Coppinger tweeted. “Jake recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime. Friday face-off in Miami planned to promote the event. Paul coming off first round KO of Ben Askren.

With a face-off between Woodley and Paul set for this Friday in Miami, Florida — Jake’s elder brother and fellow YouTuber, Logan Paul is set to compete in an exhibition boxing match this weekend on June 6th. against former world champion, Floyd Mayweather at the Hard Rock Stadium at Miami Gardens in Miami, Florida. 

Prior to his win over former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight titleholder, Askren, Paul had managed a pair of knockout wins over former NBA player, Nate Robinson, as well as a first round stoppage over fellow YouTuber, AnEsonGib.

Before his loss to Luque, Woodley dropped a pair of losses last year in the form of a September fifth round TKO against Colby Covington after he suffered a rib injury, as well as a May unanimous judging defeat ot one-time title challenger, Gilbert Burns.

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