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Jake Paul, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley agree to boxing match: Sources – The Athletic

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YouTube star Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have agreed to a deal for a boxing match, sources tell The Athletic‘s Mike Coppinger.

Paul, 24, most recently won by knockout against UFC veteran Ben Askren, who had a 19-2 MMA record, in the first round of their main event at the Triller Fight Club celebrity boxing event on April 17. He is 3-0 as a professional boxer, including a knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson last November. Paul recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime Sports.

Woodley, 39, is riding a four-fight losing streak, the last two by finish. His last fight with UFC was in March, a submission defeat to Vicente Luque. Overall, Woodley boasts a 19-7-1 professional MMA record.

His brother, Internet personality Logan Paul, is set to face Hall of Fame boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match on June 6, which was initially set for Feb. 20 before being postponed. The bout will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla.

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