YouTube star and budding boxer Jake Paul is continuing his climb up the MMA food chain as he will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match.
The Athletic was the first to report the news which has yet to be formally announced. The fight will be on August 28th with the venue still TBA, expected to be announced this Saturday during the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather exhibition boxing match in Miami, Florida.
The 24-year-old Paul (3-0) is coming off a swift first round knockout of Woodley teammate and former Bellator/ONE champion Ben Askren in mid-April while the 39-year-old Woodley is riding a four-fight losing streak in the UFC. He became a free agent after his last fight, a March first round submission loss to Vicente Luque. His last win came in September 2018.
This will be Woodley's first professional boxing match. He has seven knockouts and two knockout losses in 27 professional MMA fights over a twelve year career.
After the Askren fight did big business for Triller/FITE.tv, Paul signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime.