WATCH: Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley Exchange Verbal Barbs During Their First Face Off

Published 06/04/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


The trend of crossover exhibition boxing bouts continues with Tyron Woodley vs Jake Paul being the latest entrant into the realm. It was recently announced that Jake Paul would aim to go 4-0 as a professional by facing a former UFC champ. Tyron Woodley was recently released from the organization after losing 4 fights in a row and is trying his hand at boxing.

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Both men faced off for the first time in a ring, with several reporters gathered around to cover the spectacle. Both men began throwing verbal shots at one another a few seconds after the stare-down was underway. Jake Paul made sure to bring up Tyron’s recent skid and while Woodley defended himself by reminding Paul that he was a five-time champion.

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It’s clear that the tension in the air is intense and the energy between both men was palpable. Furthermore, fans got a glimpse of how the lead-up to the fight will play out as August begins to draw near. With the advent of Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul just days away, combat sports fans have certainly bought into the spectacle, hook, line, and sinker.

Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul: An overview

To the uninitiated, the aforementioned scrap makes sense since Jake Paul defeated Woodley’s friend and teammate in his last fight. It took ‘The Problem Child’ less than two minutes to dispatch Ben Askren while Woodley stood in his corner. Tyron Woodley also got into it with Jake Paul’s training partner, J’Leon Love, backstage.

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Overall, it was clear that there was growing contention between both camps that came to a head once Askren lost. Following the brutal KO defeat, it was a foregone conclusion in the minds of fans that Tyron Woodley will be next. There’s plenty of incentive on both sides to come out on top under the bright lights.

Tyron Woodley is faced with avenging the defeat of one of his closest friends at the hands of ‘The Problem Child’. On the other, another huge fight will be in the pipeline for Jake Paul if he manages to stop a former undisputed UFC champion.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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