‘He Is Much Bigger Than Tyron Woodley’- Georges St-Pierre Predicts Tyron Woodley vs Jake Paul

Published 06/29/2021, 11:00 AM EDT


Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley is set to take on YouTuber turned pro-boxer, Jake Paul in a boxing match next. A former UFC legend, Georges St-Pierre, shared his prediction for the upcoming fight recently. ‘Rush’ sat down for a chat with his coach, Firas Zahabi.

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The duo discussed many things. Among which was the upcoming fight between Paul and Woodley. Many fans, especially the ones from the MMA community, have pinned their hopes on Woodley to hand Paul the first loss of his boxing career. But GSP believes it won’t be easy for ‘The Chosen One’ to do so.

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Definitely, it’s a different sport. In MMA I would say no. But in boxing, he is much bigger than Tyron Woodley. And also he is training very hard. I am not saying that’s what’s gonna happen, but I know he definitely can do it,” said St-Pierre.

The Canadian legend certainly has a point here. Paul has been training in boxing for a considerable amount of time now. Woodley, on the other hand, doesn’t specialize in the craft of boxing.

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)

T-Wood is hands down one of the greatest welterweights in the history of the UFC. His recent skid might fool the fans into thinking otherwise. But boxing is a different sport and requires a different type of preparation. So, how the fight actually plays out, remains to be seen.

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: who has the edge?

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Both men have their respective strengths and advantages over the other. Woodley possesses some serious heat in his punches and also is super fast. However, ‘The Problem Child‘ will have the youth advantage over the former UFC champion.

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

But it would definitely be the toughest test of Paul’s career for sure. How he copes up with a world-class combat athlete who can actually strike will give the fans a fair idea about the abilities that the YouTuber possesses inside the squared ring.

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What do you make of St-Pierre‘s prediction? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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