Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley, find out how to watch, preview, YouTube boxing

Jake Paul is a former Disney star, who made it massive on an app referred to as Vine, earlier than taking up YouTube and changing into an web sensation.

Tyron Woodley is the previous UFC welterweight champion of the world.

On Monday (AEST), they’ll get within the ring collectively, and Paul is the clear favorite to win, in case you ask the bookies.

How does that occur? Nicely, this reporter watched far too many hours of YouTube to seek out out.

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HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Whereas understanding that you simply in all probability have near zero curiosity in YouTube boxing, I swear the origin of all of this — and the way far it’s come — is intriguing.

In 2017, a British YouTuber named Joe Weller bought within the ring, inside an empty fitness center, together with his buddy and fellow YouTuber Theo Baker.

The pair, who each had no boxing expertise, flailed round a bit for a video, snagged tens of millions of views, and finally sparked one thing that no-one might have seen coming.

A 12 months later, in early February of 2018, a packed enviornment in England and tens of millions on-line watched Weller get stopped by an enormous identify in UK YouTube, KSI.

Prefer it or not, it was a second in boxing historical past; proof that ‘entertainers’ might convey a complete new demographic — particularly, youngsters — to a sport that has suffered for relevancy since its glory days.

By August, Michael Buffer was within the AO Enviornment in Manchester to introduce a combat between KSI and American YouTuber Logan Paul — sure, the identical man who simply completed going eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather.

The co-main occasion of the night? Jake Paul taking over KSI’s youthful brother, Deji. Jake received the combat. And funnily, in all probability hasn’t been examined in a hoop that a lot since.

KSI and Logan Paul controversially drew their first encounter, which meant, after all, a rematch was the one choice. This time, it was Staples Middle that performed host.

Logan misplaced, Jake watched on, earlier than the brothers swapped locations within the limelight.

In early 2020, Jake made his skilled debut in Miami; headlining a DAZN card and stopping one other YouTuber, AnEsonGib (excuse the channel names) within the first spherical.

This one didn’t final lengthy.Supply: Getty Photographs

It was, as YouTube boxing wins go, spectacular — permitting Jake Paul to proceed on his journey and triggering the query: simply how good can he get?

After his win in Miami, Jake Paul took on former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s well-known return to the ring.

It was a combat predicated on starpower, however a complete mismatch as Robinson had his head bounced off the canvas by Paul, who claimed he made eight figures for the beatdown, in a efficiency that displayed a rising skillset.

Nate Robinson felt Jake Paul’s energy.Supply: Getty Photographs

And in some methods, that shouldn’t have been such a shock. Already flush with money, and capable of encompass himself with the suitable individuals, Jake was capable of companion up pure athleticism with the type of teaching and coaching that’s normally solely accessible to the most effective boxers on this planet.

A pure showman like his brother Logan, Jake talked the discuss and have become somebody boxing promoters needed to take critically. In spite of everything, if it makes cash, it is sensible.

Subsequent up was Ben Askren; a former blended martial arts star who was bought as Jake’s largest check.

In fact, Askren’s success in MMA got here from his wrestling; not something to do together with his placing. However don’t let logic get in the way in which of story.

The narrative was set, and Paul exceeded in-ring expectations with a thunderous first-round stoppage of Askren, who made extra money getting off the sofa to be knocked out than most individuals make in a lifetime.

Paul, who had a base wage of almost $1 million earlier than his slice of PPV buys, introduced the combat was bought 1.3 million instances, producing $US65 million ($A90m) in income.

WHERE ARE WE AT NOW? (good work getting this far)

Jake Paul is a couple of years into this boxing factor. And actually, he’s wanting fairly good. Not ‘he’s going to be a world champion’ good. However, the man completely is aware of find out how to field.

Woodley is subsequent up, and whereas the 39-year-old knocked out many throughout his MMA profession, he’s additionally a fighter who began in wrestling and isn’t a pure boxer.

“Jake (wins) most probably,” UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya said. “Tyron’s simply small. Yeah, and I imply, Tyron, on the (combat’s) trailer, they referred to as him an knowledgeable striker.

“I’m like, since when? Professional striker, yeah, I used to be like, ‘For the reason that f**ok when?’ He’s bought a proper hand that he, you already know, seems for.

“So, when you will have one factor to search for, it’s simpler to keep away from that. And, yeah, Jake’s massive. Jake’s really boxer. So, yeah, if I used to be gonna wager, I’d wager on Jake Paul.”

Tyron Woodley was a UFC champion.Supply: AFP

Anthony Taylor, a sparring companion, made clear that what Jake is doing is nothing to smell at.

“Jake’s improved each camp,” Taylor advised DAZN. “He’s creating energy, he’s developed velocity in his punches, nice footwork, inside boxing.

“He’s changing into a whole boxer in his world. I’m not saying he’s going to combat Canelo or he’s going to combat a top-five boxer, however he seems nice, ready and able to go.”

Taylor may also function on the undercard towards Tommy Fury, the fact TV star and half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, who can be pegged as a future opponent for Paul.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — house to the Cleveland Cavaliers and hometown of Jake Paul — will play host to the newest chapter of boxing and leisure’s unusual, profitable entanglement.

Jake has names like Conor McGregor, Canelo Alvarez, Fury, KSI, Kamaru Usman amongst others on his self-proclaimed ‘hit checklist’.

He brings a stardom and potential payday that might tempt a number of the finest. However might he go toe-to-toe with somebody like Alvarez, a pound-for-pound star? Completely not.

There’s a center floor, although. And it stands to make Jake Paul some huge cash.

Watch Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley stay on Most important Occasion, accessible on Foxtel and Kayo on Monday thirtieth August at 10am AEST. ORDER NOW >

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