Showtime President Opens Up on Jake Paul’s Next Fight Date and Opponent

Published 09/01/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
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 took over the fight universe last weekend when he finally confronted Tyron Woodley in a fiery boxing battle. For the very first time, the YouTuber turned boxer’s bout went until the last bell, leaving everyone in awe. By the last round, Paul was gassed out, but he somehow kept throwing his shots to eventually survive the wrath of Woodley’s power.

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Not only did he stand tall facing Woodley, but also won the fight with a split decision. But the big question is, who will he face next?

After his fight with Woodley, the latter felt disheartened with the decision, and right on stage, he asked Paul for a rematch. ‘The Problem Child’ reverted in his own way and asked Woodley to get a tattoo of his name. Woodley agreed to the same, but since then Paul hasn’t really given any updates on his rematch.

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Recently, Showtime President Stephen Espinoza shared his comments on Paul’s next fight date and opponent in an exclusive interaction with The Athletic.

A fight with Woodley was undoubtedly the biggest test for Jake Paul. He overcame the same but now ‘The Chosen One’ is yet again standing in front of him for a second tussle. However, Espinoza, in his above comments, refrained from talking about the YouTuber’s next boxing outing.

Everyone expects Paul to notch up and fight even bigger and better opponents. But despite putting on a win, he still has some unfinished business with Woodley. This is because the latter had his moments inside the ring and now he wants to make the most out of it in the rematch.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley rematch – Should it happen?

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Paul vs Woodley’s fight gathered eyeballs from the boxing as well as the MMA vertical that too in substantial numbers.

That said, a rematch will do even better than expected and the aura both these fighters will bring in will be better than their first fight. Because of that, a rematch should definitely take place as it’ll help the fans settle the debate on one true winner between the duo.

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Would you be interested in seeing Paul vs Woodley 2.0?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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