The rematch four months in the making is finally here. After scoring a split decision win in August, Jake Paul will look to do the same against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Saturday night in the main event of a Showtime PPV.
Paul has rolled through his competition to date inside the boxing ring, with three knockout victories to start his career — albeit against opponents who had never stepped into the squared circle.
Now, he gets the chance to finish Woodley, who arguably landed the biggest punch of their first meeting when the combat sports veteran sent Paul stumbling into the ropes.
Paul (4-0, 3 KOs), 24, of Cleveland, was scheduled to face heavyweight champ Tyson Fury’s half brother, Tommy Fury. But Fury was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury, and Woodley took his spot as a late replacement.
Woodley (0-1), 39, of Ferguson, Missouri, a wrestler in college, won the UFC welterweight title against Robbie Lawler in 2006 and defended the belt four times. In his first meeting with Paul, Woodley was able to land his big right hand, but Paul dominated the rest of the fight for the victory.
Also on Saturday’s card, former NFL running back Frank Gore, takes on former NBA guard Deron Williams in a four-round heavyweight battle.