Paul-Woodley PPV Adds Daniel Dubois And Tommy Fury Bouts
The upcoming Showtime pay per view at the end of this month featuring Yoububer turned fighter Jake Paul and former UFC champ, Tyron Woodley got bolstered on Monday afternoon. That’s when the premium network announced British fighters Daniel Dubois and Tommy Fury will be added to the August 29th card in Cleveland, OH, in separate bouts.
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From the Showtime release,
The five-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and be headlined by renowned content creator and undefeated professional boxer Jake “The Problem Child” Paul taking on the toughest challenge of his young career in the former UFC champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley. The card also features the previously announced world championship showdown between Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano and super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado of Mexico, which will serve as the co-featured bout.
A former junior welterweight world champion, Baranchyk will step into the ring to face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love in a 10-round showdown on the pay-per-view. Baranchyk seeks another run at the 140-pound title, while Love looks to score a career-best win.
The hard-hitting heavyweight Dubois, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Joe Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the pay-per-view telecast.
The announcement did not reference that those fighters are promoted in the U.K. by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. But, it’s obvious that in edition to exposing his fighters to a U.S. audience by having them fight here and on a domestic PPV, there’s a longer plan in mind.
That is to have the younger brother of Tyson Fury, eventually fight Paul somewhere down the line and probably on PPV, as well.
As we wrote previously, 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.
As for the 39 year old 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.