Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley is inching closer. The YouTube-turned-professional boxer will be taking on the newly-released UFC superstar who will be making his professional boxing debut. The fight is set to take place on the 29th of August at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Ohio.
Jake Paul announced on Twitter yesterday that he would be inviting every athlete from Ohio who represented the United States of America at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ‘The Problem Child’ claimed that it would be an honour for him to fight in the presence of them. This venture is said to be in partnership with Showtime Boxing.
“Would be an honor to fight in front of all you” – Jake Paul
Paul tweeted, “I’m excited to announce that @showtimeboxing and I are extending an invite to my Aug 29th fight to all of the 14 women and men from Ohio who represented us in the Tokyo Olympics. Would be an honor to fight in front of all of you.”
Paul then sang praises of the state of Ohio that is known for producing world-class athletes. He put up a stat showing how the state of Ohio has fared at the 2020 Olympics. Paul’s tweet read, “14 Olympians, and 6 of them medaled! That’s 43%. Overall USA sent 657 Athletes overall and won 113 medals… 17%.. There’s clearly something different in that Ohio water / milk Need to send more Ohioans to the Olympics.”
He then went on to mention the names of the athletes.
Paul is coming off a knockout victory over Ben Askren in April 2021. He had little to no trouble seeing off the former MMA star, finishing him off in less than 100 seconds. The YouTuber is currently 3-0 in his professional boxing career, and will be looking forward to beating Woodley as well.
Woodley, on the other hand, will be making his professional boxing debut against Paul. He last fought in the UFC, in March 2021, against Vicente Luque. Woodley lost the fight due to submission.