Jake Paul’s coming opponent will also be his former opponent.
Paul, the YouTube star-turned-gladiator, will now fight former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing rematchDec. 18 in Tampa, Florida, it was blazoned Monday. Tommy Fury, Paul’s listed opponent, withdrew from the bout due to a” severe casket infection and broken caricature,” Fury’s platoon said in a statement.
“The show must go on,” Paul told ESPN.”I have a responsibility to the suckers who bought tickets, who want to see me fight this time. I have a responsibility to the fighters on the undercard who are counting on this payday. I was like, give me anybody, let’s make it be. Tyron Woodley just so happed to step up to the plate.
Paul-Woodley 2 will be queried at 192 pounds over eight rounds, the same specifics of the firstly planned bout with Fury.
Paul beat Woodley by split decision on Aug. 29 in Cleveland. Some contestation followed that bout. Paul and Woodley agreed in the ring after the fight to have a rematch if Woodley got a tattoo on his body that said”I love Jake Paul.”Woodley got the tattoo on his left middle cutlet in September. At the time, however, Paul said that Woodley was too late and that he was moving on without him. Paul’s. Fury was blazoned in late October.
“The rematch, it always made sense,” Paul said.”It did not make as important sense as me fighting Tommy Fury fight also and there. (Woodley is) ready, and he did get the tattoo. He was the only one on the list really that can vend pay-per-views. I can not just go by there and fight some craftsperson like utmost of these prizefighters do.”
Woodley, the heralded, 39- time-old former UFC bantamweight champion, had continued training with the possibility of contending again in boxing or MMA beforehand coming time. Paul’s counsel Nakisa Bidarian, who founded Paul’s Most Valuable Elevations, said he spoke with Woodley on Wednesday and Thursday. Paul plant out the news Friday morning, he said, and Bidarian said a deal was in place Friday night.
Bidarian said Woodley will earn a$ perk if he’s suitable to knock Paul out, which Paul’s platoon hopes debunk the rumours that Paul has been putting a- knockout clause in his boxing contracts.
Paul, 24, said he could readdress a fight with Fury in 2022 but wasn’t sure. Paul said the Furys are a”sketchy family,” pointing out that Tyson, Tommy’s half- family and the spiral boxing heavyweight champion, has pulled out of multiple fights.
“It’s just annoying that I indeed gave these harlequins a chance and they let us down,” Paul said.”. Fighters fight with injuries all the time. This is a formerly- by-a-lifetime occasion, and a lot of times when big fights like these do not be, they may noway be because of the circles of people’s careers or whatever it might be. It’s disturbing, and it’s disturbing for the Furys. They are boxing’s biggest b—- es right now.”
In a statement, Fury said he was”absolutely agonized” about having to withdraw and” noway anticipated anything to come in my way from a palm” against Paul.
“I can not express how disappointed I’m and I really do stopgap we can get this fight tallied in the new time, I want this fight to still be more than anything,” Fury said.
Paul is 4-0 as a pro prizefighter, with knockout wins over YouTuber AnEsonGib, NBA stager Nate Robinson, and Olympic wrestler and MMA champion Ben Askren. Woodley is the only opponent he failed to stop– and Woodley actually rocked Paul during the bout in August.
“The thing is going to be to knock him out,” Paul said.”After that, I’ll be suitable to say I’ve knocked out every single person that I have fought.”
Amanda Serrano, ESPN’sNo. 3- ranked womanish prizefighter in the world, will continue to fight in the-main event against Miriam Gutierrez. A fight between NBA stager Deron Williams and fulfilled NFL running back Frank Gore will take place on the undercard.