Jake Paul poised to face another former UFC champion

Jake Paul’s next boxing opponent has been revealed, and it’ll be his most challenging assignment to date.

The YouTube star will take on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the boxing ring, according to several reports.

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Paul hinted at the blockbuster bout on Instagram: “This will be the biggest fight yet.

“This will be the hardest fight I’ve had. The toughest opponent by far. The most known opponent. We will break another boxing PPV record.”

The 24-year-old claimed an official announcement would be made at midnight Tuesday AEST.

Sources: Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match. 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

Oh great @jakepaul fighting yet another MMA fighter instead of a actual professional boxer.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW

Woodley has previously voiced his enthusiasm for the matchup, telling TMZ: “Come and get this smoke for real. I’m in, and I can actually find him. People that keep talking about fighting him, they’re not even in position to fight him. I can actually fight him.”

The 36-year-old fighter has recorded 19 wins in his MMA career, losing the UFC welterweight belt to Kamaru Usman in March 2019.

Woodley has since lost four consecutive fights in the Octagon, his most recent defeat against Vicente Luque at UFC 260 in March.

He has never taken part in a professional boxing match before.

Tyron Woodley at UFC 260.Source:Getty Images

Paul remains undefeated after three professional bouts, most recently toppling MMA veteran Ben Askren in April.

The American predicted a first-round knockout before the fight got underway — and that’s exactly what happened.

Following a cluster of well-directed jabs, Paul downed his opponent with a powerful right hook inside two minutes.

Jake Paul’s knockout victory over Nate Robinson in November 2020.Source:Getty Images

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