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The event includes an undercard featuring Amanda Serrano against Yamileth Mercado, Daniel Dubois versus Joe Cusumano, Ivan Baranchyk against Montana Love and Tommy Fury versus Anthony Taylor.
Following a news conference Thursday, members from Paul’s and Woodley’s teams got into an argument after “Woodley heard a member of Paul’s team talking trash to Woodley’s mother, Deborah,” ESPN reported.
The two groups had to be separated, according to ESPN, following “heating, vulgar language” and “a lot of pushing and shoving.”
CLEVELAND — After an official weigh-in earlier in the day between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley went without a hitch, their public appearance Saturday afternoon evolved into another shoving match.
After the two fighters faced off after public weigh-ins in advance of Sunday’s boxing match, Paul and Woodley got into a shoving match, with other members of both teams on stage also getting involved.
Paul was being interviewed as the YouTuber-turned-prizefighter while eating chicken fingers on stage. Woodley then walked over and reached out to give him packets of wet wipes, and Paul slapped them out of Woodley’s hands. He then shoved Woodley away and tried to reach for Woodley’s hat, in an effort to duplicate his May stunt with Floyd Mayweather.
Woodley moved away and there was pushing and shoving with people on stage before things calmed down.
The mini skirmish was broken up quickly by security and Cleveland police.
This comes two days after Woodley took umbrage with members of Paul’s team talking trash to Woodley’s mother, having to be held back after the prefight news conference.
Earlier Saturday, Paul weighed in at 190 pounds at the Intercontinental Hotel for the catchweight bout. Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champion, weighed in at 189.5 pounds — the heaviest he has been in his combat sports career.
Woodley fought in the UFC exclusively at 170 pounds and will be at a size disadvantage this weekend. The fight is scheduled for eight 3-minute rounds
At the prefight news conference Thursday, things turned ugly when Woodley accused a member of Paul’s team of talking trash to Woodley’s mother. Woodley tried to get to his mother through a crowded room and traded heated words with Paul team members as he was held back. Things cooled off only once Woodley, his family and team were escorted from the room.
Paul has been known for his prefight hijinks. He swiped Mayweather’s hat at the May news conference for Mayweather’s fight with Paul’s brother, Logan.
Jake Paul, who said Wednesday that he weighed about 198 pounds, looked slightly depleted on the scale but said afterward that he felt good.
Paul (3-0) is facing the toughest test of his burgeoning boxing career. In his last bout, he knocked out former UFC fighter, MMA champion and Olympic wrestler Ben Askren in the first round. Last November, the 24-year-old Cleveland-area native stopped former NBA veteran Nate Robinson via KO in the second round.
Paul has said he vows to be the biggest name in boxing, though he is a polarizing figure, headlining big-money events with a fraction of the experience of his boxing peers. He has a large following with the younger demographic, who have followed him since he was 17 years old on Vine, then YouTube and now TikTok. He also starred on the Disney Channel show “Bizaardvark.”
If everything goes according to plan for Jake Paul, he’ll soon be able to claim victory over a former UFC champion.
Paul has ventured into the world of boxing with calculating precision, selecting opponents whose names, fame, and reputations allow them to serve as intriguing B-sides to him as he looks to build a professional fighting resume while minimizing risk. Having just defeated a two-promotion MMA champion in Ben Askren, it’s only fitting that Paul picked Tyron Woodley next given that Woodley is not only a teammate of Askren’s but a man who actually won and defended a UFC belt.
We’ll find out Sunday if Paul is overreaching when the two meet in the headlining bout of a boxing event taking place at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland. Paul clearly views Woodley as a name that will give him an instant boost of credibility should he beat him. On the other side of it, we have Woodley relishing what is sure to be a massive payday, not to mention the opportunity to possibly derail the Paul hype train.
Five years ago, if anyone suggested that Paul would beat Woodley in a fight they’d be met with raised eyebrows and likely a few deserved slaps in the face; but now, in the wacky world of 2021, anything seems possible, including a 24-year-old YouTuber leaving a decorated combat sports athlete out cold on the canvas.
It’s hard to envision an outcome that would truly shock any of us at this point, so let’s take a moment to consider how each fighter can get the job done on Sunday.
Now that statement may only hold true for as long as he’s able to handpick his matchups and—just as importantly—win them, but until we see otherwise, Paul seems to be in this combat sports game for the long haul and he’s already proven that he wears the prizefighter hat comfortably. He and his team have been smart about ramping his challenges up accordingly, going from a fellow YouTuber to a retired NBA player to a retired MMA champion.
MMA Fighting has Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley live round-by-round updates for one of the top boxing crossover fights of the year, Paul vs. Woodley, which takes place Sunday night at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
The main event will start around 11 p.m. ET. Check out our Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley results page to find out what happened on the undercard.
Jake Paul, who has a 3-0 career boxing record, will compete for the second time this year. He knocked out Ben Askren in the first round this past April in less than two minutes.
Tyron Woodley will make his professional boxing debut after a 27-fight MMA career, which included a three-year run as a dominant UFC welterweight champion. The UFC decided to part ways with Woodley following his loss to Vicente Luque in his last appearance in the octagon, a first-round submission loss at UFC 260 this past March.