Social media star Jake Paul will box former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley via Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Aug. 22, 2021 from inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
To help fans get hyped for their “sweet science” showdown, which follows a long and embarrassing string of celebrity boxing matches (like this one), the folks at Showtime will stage a special pre-fight press conference.
You know the drill by now: Paul and Woodley will yell insults at one another, then likely do some pushing and shoving during the subsequent staredown. I’m not sure they’ll reach GOTCHA HAT status, but I’ll probably tune in anyway.
The LIVE press conference stream from Los Angeles begins today (July 13) promptly at 4 p.m. ET in the embedded video above.
Paul, now 3-0 as a professional boxer with three knockouts, is coming off his April destruction of Ben Askren, a longtime friend and training partner of Woodley. Speaking of “The Chosen One,” who turned 39 just a few weeks back, he parted ways with UFC after dropping four straight bouts.
But he’s about to become rich and famous again.
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