Boxing throughout Jake Paul’s formative years has been a well staged event.
Regardless of his ability or his opponent, Paul, the social media celebrity turned fighter, has steadfastly carved out a route for himself that has sparked global interest and the media’s attention.
The 24-year-old Paul, who began boxing two years ago, has racked up an undefeated four-bout record that includes victories over a fellow YouTuber, a former NBA player, and two former mixed martial artists.
Tyron Woodley, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Paul defeated in August by a split decision, would likely face Paul in the next act of his show. Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., will host the eight-round battle between Paul and Woodley as part of Paul’s multifight deal with Showtime Sports. A catchweight of 192 pounds is expected to be used in the fight.
Serrano will meet Miriam Gutiérrez, the WBA’s 135-pound champion, in a 10-round light-heavyweight bout as part of the co-main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Following his rise to prominence in boxing by way of aggressive trash-talking and the employment of gimmicks, Paul sought legitimacy in his fight with Woodley when the two met in Cleveland a few months in the past. The fight was criticised by some for being overhyped, and Paul himself admitted that it wasn’t his best effort. Still, he came within a whisker of buying out Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, and he generated a lot of attention on social media.
One further opportunity to illustrate how seriously Paul takes the game, beyond his commercial antics, came with Paul’s next opponent. Tommy Fury, the brother of heavyweight star Tyson Fury and a 7-0 fighter with four knockouts early in his career, withdrew from the fight a few weeks ago owing to a chest illness and a fractured rib.
On Thursday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Paul made the observation that “professionals” like Tommy Fury who are considered professional boxers get sick, break a rib, and refuse to fight. “I’ve been sick for a long time. I’ve fought back tears. It’s time to get down to business.”
Paul’s name and the words “Most Valuable Boxer” were emblazoned on the front of the belt. All but his eyes could be seen through a thick black mask that covered the rest of his face.
Tyron Woodley is now in the picture.” Paul stated confidently, “No problem.” Why did I put on the ski mask? To defeat the guy I already beat, they’re going to give me an enormous bag? This is a robbery of a bank.
In August, Woodley, 39, was widely expected to defeat Paul. It was Woodley’s professional boxing debut, but his 27 professional mixed martial arts battles made him the more experienced combatant. He wobbled Paul and sent him to the ropes in the fourth round when Woodley unleashed a huge right hand. Paul, on the other hand, remained in the ring.
“Perhaps I should have done more. As Woodley said, “This is a young kid. I could have been a little more involved.” He’s never truly gone the distance in a battle before. Until now, he had never made it past the third round. He hasn’t taken many blows to the chin. I know he can take a beating.”
In their first encounter, they decided that the victor of the fight would get a tattoo saying that they cherished the loser. Woodley’s contract has a “extra $500,000 if he knocks me out” clause in it, which Paul addressed this time.
Paul Suggested that we “Up The Ante.”
Earlier in life, Jake’s older brother Logan was a YouTuber who dabbled in boxing, including a failed eight-round exhibition match against Floyd Mayweather.
Frank Gore, a former NFL running back, and Deron Williams, a former NBA player, will compete in a crossover bout on the undercard of the night’s event.
The 38-year-old former San Francisco 49ers running back amassed the third-most speeding yards in NFL history during the course of a 16-year career. The National Football League had expressed interest in having Gore return for a possible seventeenth season, but he decided to concentrate his attention to boxing instead.
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Williams was a three-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist for the United States of America. He was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA draught, the same year he led Illinois to the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. Throughout his career, he was hindered by injuries, and he retired in 2017.
A four-round heavyweight bout between Williams and Gore will be their professional boxing debut. They’re only allowed to carry 215 kg in total each contract.
There is a huge difference between football and boxing. When you saw me play, I didn’t seem to get much of a beating. The reason I was able to survive for so long was because of this. Gore said to the press that he used angles to his advantage. In boxing, I’m going up against people who’ve fought 300 amateur fights and are undefeated as professionals.” As a result, I can’t simply avoid all of their shots because they have greater experience in the ring.”