Jake Paul has revealed he picked Tyron Woodley as his next opponent to make him pay for their backstage altercation.
The pair engaged in a heated argument in Paul's dressing room ahead of his fight with Ben Askren earlier this year, in which Woodley was a cornerman for the former Olympian.
After Paul and boxer J'Leon Love taunted the ex-champion, Woodley decided that he would call out the undefeated novice boxer, which led to a fight announcement between the pair for August 28.
"It’s official," Paul posted on Instagram in his official fight announcement, where he also revealed the launch of his new boxing promotion 'Most Valuable Promotions'.
"I have a list of people I plan on knocking out and as I enter my fourth pro fight, I am excited to cross the first one off the list by challenging myself against Tyron Woodley; a five-time UFC Champion known for his knockout power.
"Tyron ran his mouth a little too much in the locker room when I knocked out his best friend Ben," Paul continued. "[He] earned himself a top spot on the Problem Child death list.
"Tyron’s a seasoned striker who has fought the best MMA fighters in the world but will be dropped by a Disney teen star in 2 rounds.
"Maybe this time Dana White will actually be a man of his word and put his money on his former champion instead of trying to undermine my success like a jealous ex. Influencer vs MMA….let’s get it on. It’s Showtime."
However, Woodley has promised to not only beat Paul for the first time in his career, but rid the combat sports world of the social media star for good.
"[It's the] easiest fight of my career and biggest purse of my career all in one night," Woodley told ESPN. "Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. I can't wait to shut this b**** up.
"This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA community and boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports."
Paul has yet to see the third round in his professional career, having spent less than 10 minutes in the ring over three fights.
He made his debut early last year against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, whom he finished within a round on a Matchroom Boxing card, after winning his sole amateur bout in August 2018.
Paul added to that win with a viral knockout of ex-NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr's exhibition bout in November.
And he made his mark in April when he stopped his first real fighter; ex-Bellator and ONE FC champion Ben Askren on the debut 'Triller Fight Club' event.
This bout is the first fight on Paul's deal with Showtime Boxing in the United States, which is the home of top champions like Floyd Mayweather and the Charlo Brothers.
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