Tyron Woodley Opens Up on His ‘Dope’ Training Session With Floyd Mayweather

Published 07/05/2021, 8:42 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Tyron Woodley will enter the boxing ring for the very first time in August 2021 to face his arch-nemesis, Jake Paul. This fight has become a center of attraction ever since its announcement, and the boxing fraternity is waiting to see this contest take place.

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For this battle, Woodley has even collaborated with the boxing great, Floyd Mayweather. And he’s working on his skill sets with his compatriot. Recently, Fight Hub TV shared a video of ‘The Chosen One’ talking about his training session with ‘Pretty Boy’.

“A lot of people are asking me how is it to train with Floyd Mayweather, how was the training session. It was dope. It was dope and literally, it wasn’t just for ‘oh let me do this for the pictures, let me just do it for the clout, let me just do it so that everybody can say oh you’re training with him now’. We trained a couple of days, it wasn’t just that one time,” he said.

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After this fight got official, Mayweather offered to train Tyron Woodley, and the latter didn’t want to miss this chance. As a result, the combat sports hotshots joined hands to work in sync.

Also, as Mayweather shares a cosmic rift with Jake Paul, this might be one predominant reason why he chose to train Woodley for his boxing debut.

‘The Chosen One’, who has unquestionably taken notes from Mayweather’s boxing lessons, will look to employ them against the 3-0 boxer.

Tyron Woodley wants to beat Jake Paul

The former UFC welterweight champion has put himself through some stringent workout regimes after the official announcement of this fight. He also has a massive responsibility on his shoulders of reviving his fight career, which hasn’t been great over the past few years.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 18: Tyron Woodley poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

That said, he will undoubtedly bring in his top-notch game in this fight and will look to overpower ‘The Problem Child’.

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It’ll be interesting to see if Woodley actually claims a win in this fight and sends out a fiery statement. Do you think Floyd Mayweather’s teachings will help ‘The Chosen One’ edge over Paul?

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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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