Woodley to give Paul a reality check
By Dan Ambrose: YouTuber Jake Paul has convinced himself that he’s a real fighter after beating three non-boxers to inflate his record to 3-0 built-off wins over fluff opposition.
We’re going to find out whether Jake can take a punch in return in this fight tonight against Woodley on Showtime PPV at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
This will be the first time that Jake will have been hit back, as three previous stiffs that he’s fought have folded without landing any punches.
Can Jake Paul take a punch?
Given how awful Jake’s opposition has been, we don’t know if he can take a punch. If Jake has a weak chin, Woodley is going to expose that.
Tonight, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley plans on giving the social media influencer Paul a reality check by beating the brakes off him, sending him back to his main gig talking to followers on YouTube.
At Saturday’s weigh-in, Jake looked highly nervous and worried when standing next to Woodley. One could tell that Jake, 24, is starting to realize that his days of selling fights against abysmal opposition are about to end.
Jake has tried every trick in the book to unnerve the former wrestling and MMA star Woodley, but he hasn’t been able to do. The problem is, Woodley is a true combat fight veteran and not a plastic pseudo champion who used careful match-making to sell mismatches to the gullible public.
It’s going to be interesting to see whether Showtime continues to peddle Jake Paul’s fights after tonight if he gets thrashed by Woodley. I mean, how will they go about selling Jake’s fights if Woodley knocks him out?
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley = It’s personal
“I think everyone is ready for the fight. There’s been enough promotion, there has been enough talking, and tempers are running short. They’ve had enough,” said Showtime president Stephen Espinoza to Boxing Social on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight.
“Everyone is ready for fight night, including me. It’s become personal. If anyone has had a doubt whether this is for real, those doubts have been erased.
“It’s a fight. I know we’ve got the social media influencers, say what you want, but this is a boxing match. It’s a real fight, and there are real emotions.
“I think in terms of the card as a whole, it has a bit of everything. We’ve got a great women’s fight, and we’ve got an exciting prospect in Daniel Dubois with a good opponent on the other side.
“Daniel is someone that we’ve been looking to bring over for a fight card for at least a year.
“We’ve got [Ivan] Baranchyk, always exciting, and the Tommy Fury fight. So there’s a little bit of everything. No matter what you’re style of boxing, I think we have it for you,” said Espinoza.
It’s personal for Woodley because he’s been on the receiving end of a lot of game-playing and trash-talking by the 24-year-old Jake.
Woodley has too much experience
“Very possible,” said Espinoza when asked if Tommy Fury could be next for Jake Paul. “This is a bit of an audition.
“I think Tommy has to make his case for the fight. If he looks good, he could talk and fight his way into an opportunity.
“I don’t know how it’s going to play out. I don’t think anybody does,” Espinoza said of tonight’s Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight.
“Some nights, I wake up and think Jake decidedly, and other times I wake up and think it’s a fight that Tyron wins because of his experience.
“Overall, I think it’s going to be highly contested, and I think I put together a card that is all-action, so I don’t think there’s going to be a boring moment the entire night,” added Espinoza on the Jake – Woodley card.
It’s fair to say that Woodley has way too much experience for Jake Paul to handle tonight, and it’s going to end badly for the YouTuber.
I wonder what kind of excuses Jake will make in the aftermath of the fight. Will he show class and admit that he didn’t belong in the same ring with Woodley, or will he come with an excuse to attempt to explain away what happened to him?
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