Chrismckradio 7:14 pm
According to multiple reports, You Tuber Jake Paul will be boxing against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 28. Site of the fight will be announced soon. according to sources.
The boxing showdown between Paul and Woodley will be televised on Showtime pay-per-view.
This will be the second time for Paul to be fighting a mix martial arts fighter in a boxing match. Paul knocked out Woodley's long time friend and teammate Ben Askren in April. According to sources, Woodley and Paul got into a verbal confrontation before Paul's fight against Askren during the time when Paul was getting his hands wrapped.
Paul says he is looking forward to fighting Woodley.
" I have a list of people I plan on shutting up with my fists. And as I enter my fourth pro fight, I am excited to knock out the first one off the list by challenging myself against a five-time UFC champion known for his knockout power. Tyron's a seasoned striker who has fought the best in the world. I certainly respect his career."
Woodley, 39, was one of the best mma fighters in the world some years ago. He has lost his last four fights and has left the UFC. His final record is 19-7-1. Woodley says he can't wait to fight Paul and looks forward to ending his boxing career.
" Easiest fight of my career and biggest purse of my career all in one night. Basically they brought me in to take out the trash. I can't wait to shut this b---- up. This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA community and boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports."
The Paul vs Woodley fight will be at 190 pounds, according to reports.