Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Rules: Are Knockouts Allowed?

Published 08/29/2021, 11:39 AM EDT


Amid all the drama, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will finally collide in the ring in the next few hours. 24-year-old Paul (3-0) will be the first opponent to former UFC champion Woodley’s professional boxing affair. That said, it will also be the biggest payday of Tyron Woodley’s career, who has been with the UFC for several years.

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Meanwhile, both men have already voiced their supremacy over the other, based on certain legitimate features. Per the recent scenario, Paul and Woodley will have their unique chances of winning the showdown. Surging star Jake Paul has been with an elite trainer BJ Flores throughout, and can rightly look into the eyes of Tyron Woodley, who is currently on a four-fight losing streak.

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Meanwhile, 39-year-old ‘T-Wood’ has been one of the best combatants all over the world, and has a better fighting resume than ‘The Problem Child’. So, it’s unfair to write him off from the mix. Furthermore, Tyron Woodley appears to be donning a perfect physical shape, intensifying the scenario even more. As both men are ready to go after each other in the squared circle, here’s a look at the rules.

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: The whole rule story

The eight rounds cruiserweight fight will potentially see both men unleash their best side. However, it will be different from what Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather had unveiled a few months back in another Showtime PPV. To make things precise, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will look to knock out each other, as they will lock horns in a pro bout, and not an exhibition matchup. Here are more rules that will influence the fight.

STATUS- Main-Event fight

WEIGHT:- Fight at 190 lbs

ROUNDS:- Eight

RING SIZE: 20X20

GLOVES: 10 OUNCE

KNOCKOUT: Allowed

Some Bizzare features

All the above-mentioned stats cite the upcoming matchup to be a professional fight. However, several factors put a doubt on it. Unlike the regular professional fights, Woodley and Paul will not be drug tested by any government-approved agency. According to reports, only title fight contenders will have to go through drug testing.

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So, it leaves the chance open to Paul and Woodley for using PEDS or other ability-enhancing substances. As it threatens the essence of a professional fight, we can see an absolute mismatch happen amid professional guidelines.

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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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