Jake Paul Looks at His New Partnership With Showtime Sports- “They Get What I Am Trying to Do”

Published 08/25/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul had touched down professional boxing by joining hands with Matchroom Kingpin Eddie Hearn in 2019 when he took on Ali Eson Gib. After a successful debut, ‘The Problem Chid’ went under the Triller stable and has appeared in two successful events.

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Following a win over Nate Robinson in the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones, Paul knocked out Ben Askren in a stellar main event on April 17. Meanwhile, he will appear next against Tyron Woodley on August 29 but this time, under the Showtime banner.

While Showtime boxing has been leading the combat world for a long time, Paul can look forward to attaining bigger goals with them. Ahead of his scrap against Tyron Woodley, ‘The Problem Child’ has expressed views on working with Showtime before addressing several other scenarios.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Jake Paul said, “I appreciate it, man, it’s amazing to be with Showtime. You know they are the best in the business and they get what I am trying to do. So, being in partnership with them is massive, and yeah. I am excited to do this for sure in Cleveland, Ohio with them.”

Akin to Paul, former UFC champion Woodley will also earn the biggest payday of his fight career on debuting under Showtime. The 5x titlist in the UFC had lost his charm by the end of his career in MMA. However, a swift transition to boxing can re-ignite his flare.

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The upcoming fight will happen at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio. It will be available live on Showtime PPV at $59.99, and FITE TV will also telecast the event across several countries. Apart from a nail-biting main-event, several more fights will rightly grab attention. Here’s a look at the fight card.

Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley (Cruiserweight)

Amanda Serrano v Yamileth Mercado – for WBC, WBO and IBO World Featherweight titles (Featherweight)

Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor (Light heavyweight)

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Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano (Heavyweight)

Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love (Super lightweight)

Charles Conwell v Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida (Middleweight)

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Who do you think will have the last laugh? Jake Paul or Tyron Woodley?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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