After a lot of teases and speculation, it was finally revealed that Jake Paul is set to square off against former UFC star Tyron Woodley in a boxing match for Showtime Boxing on August 28th.
Jake Paul made it his life’s mission to play the role of a very annoying and punch-worthy character and taking part in big money matches that break records. This includes going after Tyron Woodley, which ultimately led to the match in the first place.
While speaking on ‘Food Truck Diaries’, ‘The Chosen One’ claimed that he was offered a boxing match with Jake Paul while he was still under contract with UFC. In the beginning, Tyron Woodley wasn’t really interested in facing Paul.
Woodley was irritated when Jake Paul and one of his crewmates, J’Leon Love, prank-called him leading up to the boxing match with Ben Askren. It ultimately led him to finally accepting the challenge.
“Him and his buddy was doing some prank call. So Ben was fighting, they said, ‘let me prank call his coaches.’ I wasn’t in camp for Ben’s fight…but I cornered him. It’s my dawg so I’ve gotta look out. Cool, I’ll do the interview. Even if they called me randomly without a notice.
At the end of it, ‘So what do you think when Jake kicks the hell out of Ben?’ At that point I knew something was up…they were laughing and turned my phone to the camera. So now 600 calls later on my cellphone, I was like, ‘whoever this dude that did this, I want to whoop his a**’.”
We will have to see if Jake Paul will be able to defeat Tyron Woodley in his upcoming match as Woodley is undoubtedly his toughest opponent yet.