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Ake Paul, who is 4-0 with three knockouts, is fighting a familiar opponent for the third time this year. In a rematch of their big fight from the summer, Paul will face Tyron Woodley, who used to be the welterweight champion of the UFC. J
The YouTuber-turned-prizefighter beat Woodley in a split decision, and then he quickly set his sights on Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy Fury. But when Fury had to drop out of the fight because of a health problem, Woodley was more than happy to step in at the last minute.
Paul’s short boxing career has been successful so far because he has carefully planned a path for himself that draws a lot of attention while minimising risk as he continues to grow as a fighter. He started his career by fighting fellow YouTuber Ali Enson Gib. He then knocked out former NBA point guard Nate Robinson in the co-main event of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. fight card last fall. Then, in April, Paul beat MMA star Ben Askren quickly, and in August, he beat Woodley.
Fury was supposed to be a step up in difficulty for Paul, who had never fought someone who had been a professional boxer before. But Paul’s success in 2021 shouldn’t be hurt by his decision to fight Woodley again.
In their first fight, Paul and Woodley didn’t do much that was exciting. The only thing that stood out was when Woodley had Paul against the ropes in the later rounds.
Paul has given Woodley an extra reason to beat him by promising the former mixed martial arts fighter an extra $500,000.
On the four-fight main card, Paul vs. Woodley won’t be the only big fight. On the pay-per-view, former NBA All-Star Deron Williams and former NFL All-Pro Frank Gore will fight for the first time as professionals.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight card, including the latest odds from our partner, PointsBet Sportsbook.
On Saturday, December 18, at 9 p.m. ET, the main event of Paul vs. Woodley II will start at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
The main event of the fight card is Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley II. The fight is set to last eight rounds, and walkouts from the ring should start around 12 a.m. ET.
The second fight on the four-fight main card is between Deron Williams and Frank Gore. The fight is set to last four rounds and will start around 9:45 p.m., depending on how long the first fight lasts.
PointsBet says that Jake Paul is the favourite to win the main event on Saturday night at -270. At the moment, Tyron Woodley is a +190 underdog.
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