‘I Was Put on This Earth to Box’- Jake Paul Makes Strong Statement Ahead of Tyron Woodley Fight

Published 06/04/2021, 12:50 PM 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)


YouTuber turned pro-boxer Jake Paul is set to fight former 5-time UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in a boxing match in August.

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‘The Chosen One’ is set to make his debut inside the squared circle during the event. But Paul believes he will come out as the better man.

Unlike any other opponent Paul has fought, Woodley can actually strike. He can put anyone to sleep with one solid shot. His collection 0f vicious knockouts during his run in the UFC is a testament to the same.

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But Paul believes he was born to box and T-Wood will be the next on his victims’ list.

100%. Like, but I love it. I’m passionate about it. And look, we’ve been we’ve been working in the dark to shine in the light. I’ve been doing this for four years now.

“And I don’t know I just got God gave me power speed. And I believe I was put on this earth to box as crazy as that sounds and I found my home, I found my calling,” said Paul.

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)

And I have the best team of the best coaches. And they don’t let me do one single thing wrong in training and practice. BJ Flores, Jacob Chavez, J Leon love. he bought the whole entire team is just on tent. And so you need that you need that.

“And a lot of these guys will, you know, hire some random coaches for their camps or switch up their coaches every three, four years to try and learn from the do.

“We got a game plan and we stick to the fundamentals and we’re not going to build on,” he added further.

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: What to expect?

The Problem Child‘ will be entering the contest with immense confidence, having won all of his 3 professional fights inside the squared ring.

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For Woodley, it will be unknown territory. That said, T-Wood is a different breed of competitor. His skid in the UFC might fool people into underestimating him.

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)

But one has to consider that Woodley is now almost 40 and has looked like a shadow of his usual self in his recent fights. If Paul can capitalize on that, is something that remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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