When Jack Paul faced former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in Cleveland on Sunday, he hoped to continue to build a professional boxer career. Paul is a social media superstar, he will try to improve his record to 4-0, and Woodley is making his professional boxing debut.
This battle is expected to be the biggest challenge in Paul’s career because he defeated a former social media influencer. NBA One of the star and Woodley’s friends, former UFC boxer Ben Askern. Although Paul’s performance against Askeron was easy, Woodley is a far more dangerous forward, and he has won some wonderful knockouts during his successful UFC career.
“When I started boxing, I didn’t expect that I would come here so soon. My original goal was to fight Connor McGregor or Floyd Mayweather because I knew I would have a big enough hit Pay a lottery to do these things. Now I want to be a world champion. I want to fight and beat Canelo Alvarez. This is a fast and fast roller coaster ride, but I didn’t expect to be here. I just know I like fighting and I know I am good at it,” Paul said at the final press conference.
“Tyron Woodley is the’chosen one’ and we chose him to get his ass beaten. His accomplishments on Sunday night are irrelevant. I’m going to retire him and turn him into a meme. People will Seeing all my skills. People will be surprised. I haven’t shown anything yet. I might come out left-handed. This is my come out party.”
Woodley definitively prevented Robbie Lawler from winning the 170-pound championship in 2016, and then defended the belt four consecutive times in fierce competition. However, the difficult end of his promotion process led to this opportunity. Woodley lost his last four games in the UFC, looking very passive in three games, then scored in the last game in March and was blocked in the first round. Now, 39-year-old Woodley wants to start again and has the opportunity to shock many people in the process.
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“He hasn’t shown me anything yet. Really knows the truth. I am not worried about what anyone outside is saying. I am worried about taking this kind of action,” Woodley said at the final press conference. “I’m going crazy on Sunday. After all, it’s been a long time. I thank the team that supported me, but I also thank everyone who excluded me. When everyone opposes you, it shows that you are going to do it. How powerful things are.”
Four more battles filled the rest of the main card on Sunday night. Starting the game in the form of Tommy Fury will become a potential opponent for Paul in the future. He is the half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who gained fame as a runner-up in the British reality show “Love Island”. So far, Fury has defeated four knockout games 6-0 in his booming career and is a popular candidate to beat Anthony Taylor. In addition, the unified women’s lightweight champion Amanda Serrano returned when he played against Yamileth Mercado in the joint main game. British heavyweight Daniel Dubois will make his American debut with Joe Cusumano in a featured game.
In addition, Ivan Baranchyk, who just won the 2020 Best Fighting Award, returned to the game against Montana Love in the welterweight competition.
Below are the complete battle cards and odds for Sunday night provided through Caesars Sportsbook.
Battle card, odds
- Jack Paul -200 vs. Tyronn Woodley +170, 190-pound heavyweight (eight rounds)
- Amanda Serrano (c) -2500 vs. Yamileth Mercado +1200, unified women’s featherweight champion
- Daniel Dubois -2000 vs. Joe Cusumano +1000, heavyweight (10 rounds)
- Ivan Baranchyk -190 vs. Montana Love +160, welterweight (10 rounds)
- Tommy Fury -1500 vs. Anthony Taylor +850, heavyweight (six rounds)
- date: August 29 | Starting time: 8pm Eastern Time (Main Card)
- Place: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse-Cleveland, Ohio
- television: Showtime PPV on all traditional cable and satellite providers| live: Showtime.com Or Showtime app | Price: 59.99 USD
Paul’s prediction of Woodley
Brian Campbell: Woodley largely represents the toughest challenge in Paul’s short career, which means that this is still a fight that seems to be winable through knockouts at any time. Given this unpredictability, if Paul succeeds in turning it from a leap into a war, many of the advantages Woodley may bring as a boxer may not work. Expect Paul to really be tested here and may eventually need to stand up from the canvas for the first time. However, this is a short shootout, and may be the perfect result of making full use of Paul’s power in a potentially dangerous battle. Paul, 15 years younger than Woodley, will take advantage of his four-inch height and natural weight to win the thriller. Choice: Paul passed TKO3
Brent Brook House: In the preparation phase of this battle, size did not get enough attention. In addition to spending much longer time in boxing compared to Woodley, Paul also has a huge physical advantage. Of course, Woodley’s batting training time is longer, but he must worry about kicking, knocking down and In case of surrender. MMA is not about boxing, which is very important. Woodley has the strength, but even so, it has been more than five years since he defeated opponents, faced smaller opponents and wore smaller gloves in MMA. In his last UFC game, Woodley managed to show some vitality on the offensive end, trying to bring the fight to him before Vicente Luke was eliminated and the first round ended. If Woodley did not bring Paul the same level of forward pressure, but returned to his worst fighting instinct, which is to passively move backwards to try to time an overhand right hand, this battle will not be what most people think. test. Woodley was older and smaller, and was chosen as Paul’s opponent for a very clear reason. Choice: Paul passed KO2
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