Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley August PPV Will Be In Cleveland
On Monday afternoon, Showtime premium network made official that their latest PPV involving Youtube celebrity/start up boxer Jake Paul will be Sunday night August 29th and the location is Cleveland, OH.
Paul will battle former MMA star Tyron Woodley, who held the UFC Welterweight Title from 2016-19 at the downtown home of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, the newly renamed- Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Arena,
The Problem Child 🆚 The Chosen One@jakepaul takes the next step in his boxing career against hard-hitting @TWooodley Sunday, August 29 at @RMFieldHouse on SHOWTIME PPV. #PaulWoodley 🎟️ https://t.co/7tYHj1Y9yL pic.twitter.com/qq1dMWRPkf
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 12, 2021
This will be the second straight headlining PPV for Paul, as he destroyed former amateur wrestling star and brief MMA fighter, Ben Askren in just over a minute of round one of their May PPV bout on the Triller app.
That improved the 24 year old Paul to 3-0 as a pro boxer, although he’s still yet to fight a legitimate boxer. Paul commented through Showtime about the chance to headline in front of fans in his home state of Ohio,
“I grew up going to Cavs, Browns and Indians games on the weekends, dreaming as a little kid of one day being in a position to put on a show for my hometown like they did,” said Paul.
“On August 29, that dream comes true. My biggest challenge to date, in front of the city that made me, on pay per view for the world to see me knockout a UFC champion. I’m also thrilled to have Amanda Serrano on this card. She stands out as the most prolific KO artist in women’s boxing. What a night this is going to be!”
Paul and Woodley will appear together at a Los Angeles press conference Tuesday to formally intro the PPV “push” for next month.
Back to his previous PPV, Paul and Triller boasted that it was over 1.3 million buys, which would have been a rousing success. However, that number of audience hasn’t been independently verified.
The 24 year old Paul also previously scored a KO of former NBA basketball player Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones, Jr. exhibition through that Triller “Fight Club” last November.
As for Woodley, he won his UFC the title by KO in the first round over Robbie Lawler in July of 2016. He defended it four times before losing to Kamaru Usman by unanimous decision in March 2019.
Woodley’s previous background is as an amateur wrestler, including at the University of Missouri. He doesn’t have any significant boxing experience.