YouTube star Jake Paul continues his boxing career with his headline fight against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
The bout looks to further demonstrate Paul’s skill inside the ropes, having pursued the sport initially as a money grab, but now harbouring ambitions to claim a world title belt and the slightly tongue in cheek trash talk with Canelo Alvarez.
The devastating knockout of Ben Askren at least shows Paul possesses power, which Woodley must respect, while he appears to be honing his craft with dedicated camps preceding each fight to date.
It could be a fascinating undercard too, with former Love Island star Tommy Fury, brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, given the war of words between him and Paul, which is likely to result in a meeting for their next fight. While British heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois continues to rebuild following his knockout loss to Joe Joyce.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight and when it will start in the UK:
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When and where is the fight?
The fight is set for Sunday, 29 August, and is scheduled to last eight rounds at is set at cruiserweight (with a weight limit imposed at 190 lbs).
The card is slated to start at 8pm ET (1am on Monday, 30 August in the UK).
Rocket Mortgage Field House will host the fight in Cleveland Ohio.
What time are the ring walks?
You can expect the ring walks to take place well after 11pm local time (4am BST), with the fight starting as late as 11:30pm local time (5am BST), depending on the results on the undercard.
How can I watch the fight and is there a live stream?
The fight will be on BT Sport Box Office in the UK the Ireland – costing £16.95 in the UK and €29.99 in Ireland.
The PPV main card will start at 12.30am on BT Sport Box Office. The fight can be accessed by BT TV, Virgin TV and Sky or online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App, which will enable fans to stream the fight online too.
Showtime Sports will broadcast the fight in the United States, with a streaming platform available. It’ll cost $59.99 in the United States.
PPV channel Main Event has the rights in Australia, with fans able to purchase through Foxtel and Kayo at $29.95.
The fighters will pull on 10-ounce gloves with the ring specified at 20×20.
As well as dispatching Askren, Paul defeated YouTuber AnEson Gib and basketball player Nate Robinson.
The undercard has some British intrigue too, with Tommy Fury and British heavyweight contender Daniel Dubois slated to make their US debuts.
Fury has also been tipped as a future opponent of Paul, with the pair trading verbals on social media in recent years.
While UFC boss Dana White has dismissed Paul as a viable partner for fights in the future, labelling him “f***ing annoying”.
“I just don’t see it happening,” White told the Full Send Podcast. “I don’t hate the kid. Is he f***ing annoying? Yeah, he’s annoying. He’s out there trying to make that money, and his shelf life is very f***ing short.
“Listen, I never say never, but I highly doubt it (working with Paul). It’s just not what I do. There’s a market for that. He could fight a different type of celebrity every week, and there’s going to be a segment of the population that wants to pay for that and see it, but that’s not what I do. I put the best against the best.”
Main event: Jake Paul v Tyron Woodley
Amanda Serrano v Yamileth Mercado – for WBC, WBO and IBO World Featherweight titles
Daniel Dubois vs. Juiseppe Cusumano
Ivan Barancyhk vs. Montana Love
Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor
Charles Conwell v Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida
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