Social media star Jake Paul, who some might consider the scourge of combat sports, will look to keep his haters in business — or put himself out of the fight game — when he collides with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Their eight-round cruiserweight boxing match takes place on Sun., Aug. 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, a Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) card that also features Tommy “TNT” Fury, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
“It’s $59.99,” Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza told MMA Fighting. “That reflects a couple of things. It’s in the ballpark of where similar fights have been. It is at a point below a lot of other higher priced PPVs, but in particular on this one, I think you’ve got a full boxing card of exciting young fighters. That was the key.”
Paul’s PPV fight against Ben Askren was $49.99 for Triller.
In the Aug. 29 co-main event, women’s pound-for-pound boxing sensation Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano defends her WBC, WBO, and IBO female featherweight titles opposite Mexican mauler Yamileth Mercado.
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