Jake Paul is going to face the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in a boxing match on August 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, and he is on a mission to prove that UFC fighters are not at par in striking.
Paul is coming off from an impressive victory against ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren in April, he knocked Askren out in the very first round, and is looking to do the same to Woodley, talking to the reporters before his fight, he said, “I think I’m exposing the UFC a bit with their striking capabilities.”
He added, “He’s fought the ‘best in the world’ in the UFC, but that’s not boxing. People think they’re very similar sports, which they kind of are. But it’s really relating swimming to basketball. It’s two very different things.”
“He’s coming into my territory,” Jake Paul isn’t worried about Tyron Woodley’s past, thinks he will have an advantage in boxing
Paul believes MMA and boxing are two very different sports, although they may look like same, there are some major aspects that sets them apart from each other, he stated, “Boxers are more efficient, more precise, more conservative with their energy, scoring points. It’s just a completely different ballgame, and a lot of people don’t really understand that. They just take it at face value, which is, ‘This is a fight.’ It’s not that. He’s coming into my territory, and as crazy as it sounds, I’m a much better boxer than him – even though he’s been doing it for five times as long.”
Paul is filled with confidence, he knows that Woodley has thrown hands with some of the best strikers in the division, Jake likes to think he is better than all of them “Yes, he’s fought Kamaru Usman. Yes, he’s fought Gilbert Burns. But that’s not Jake Paul,” Paul said. “I will finish him, unlike those guys, and then people are going to come back and watch this interview and be like, ‘Holy sh*t, this kid is crazy. He predicted the future, and what the f*ck is going on? What the f*ck is in the milk in Ohio?”