“Put Those Four Fights Together”: Tyron Woodley Lines up Next Boxing Opponents

Published 07/17/2021, 2:30 PM EDT


Ahead of his fight with Jake Paul on August 29, fans are now seeing a calm and collected Tyron Woodley. Happy with not having to cut below 190 lbs, ‘The Chosen One is now looking to cement his legacy inside the boxing ring. In a recent interview after the Paul-Woodley press conference in Cleveland, Tyron Woodley revealed he plans to stick to boxing even after his fight with the Ohio native. He also briefly mapped out plans for four more fights in the future to integrate himself into the sport.

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When asked about his plans for the future and if he had any big names in mind, Tyron Woodley shared his plans to fight both veterans and current champions in boxing. The former UFC champion added he wants to fight Jake Paul multiple times before moving forward with his other plans.

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Charlo, Canelo. I think for me, I want to pay respect to the sport. I want to fight an OG, a veteran, who’s been in the sport for a long time. De La Hoya’s name got thrown around a little bit. To enter somebody’s sport, you gotta do it in a respectful way. I think we’re fighting a seasoned veteran first and then maybe fight the current. I think that’s the way you get the respect,” said Tyron Woodley.

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What’s next for Tyron Woodley?

With four consecutive losses against the best MMA welterweights, the five-time UFC welterweight champion shared that boxing has offered him something that MMA did not. He pointed out that cutting weight down to 170 lbs for UFC fights was not fun for him. Tyron Woodley is happy with being able to fight at 190 lbs (cruiserweight) and feels active going into this fight.

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Tyron Woodley is confident that he wants to stick around in the boxing world. In both Paul-Woodley press conferences, the former champ mentioned that regardless of the outcome of this fight with Jake Paul, he wants to continue fighting both veterans and current champions in boxing.

I really believe that fighting him [Jake Paul] a few times, then fighting an OG in the boxing game and then fighting a current guy, there’s no way you can’t respect me now. There’s no way you can ever question. That’s four fights. Put those four fights together. Now we’re talking,” he added in the interview.

Woodley said that he wants to face Jake Paul again after August 29. He then wants to take on a seasoned veteran of the sport. The former UFC champ then wants to continue competing against the current top-ranking athletes in the sport. Who do you want Tyron Woodley to fight after Jake Paul?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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