YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has agreed to take on five-time UFC champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match on Aug. 28, the former announced Tuesday.
Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the two will meet at 190 pounds for a bout contested in a 20×20 ring with 10-ounce gloves. The fight will be distributed by Showtime, with whom Paul recently signed a multi-fight deal.
Paul enters the fight with a 3-0 boxing record, those three wins coming against YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, and former Bellator champion Ben Askren.
In Woodley, he’ll get his toughest test yet, the former UFC Welterweight Champion set to be the first true high-level striker Paul has faced. However, the mixed-martial arts veteran will enter the ring coming off four straight losses as he fought out the end of his UFC contract, leaving the promotion with a 19-7-1 record (and seven knockout wins).
The 39-year-old Woodley was a cornerman for longtime friend Askren when the latter was knocked out by Paul in April, exchanging words with 24-year-old social media influencer and his team in the locker room before the fight.
“I have a list of people I plan on shutting up with my fists,” Paul said in a statement, per ESPN. “And as I enter my fourth pro fight, I am excited to knock the first one off the list by challenging myself against a five-time UFC champion known for his knockout power. Tyron’s a seasoned striker who has fought the best in the world.”
“Easiest fight of my career and biggest purse of my career all in one night,” Woodley said of the upcoming bout, per Helwani. “…This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA/boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.”
A host city and venue have yet to be announced. Per The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, Paul and Woodley will face off to promote the fight on Friday in Miami, where Paul’s brother Logan is set to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sunday.