YouTube Star Jake Paul Looks To Extend His Undefeated Streak In Woodley Bout

Posted on August 27, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2024

YouTube star and up-and-coming boxer Jake Paul is betting on his fourth-consecutive win this Sunday, Aug. 29 as he faces former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

This 190-pound catchweight, eight-round boxing event takes place at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, which happens to be located in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Tennessee sportsbooks suspect that while Woodley may put up a solid fight, Paul will ultimately claim victory.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fighter history

Jake Paul’s continued journey from online personality to boxer resumes this week as he takes on what could very well be the toughest opponent in his short career. Paul has recorded an impressive 3-0 record since his debut in January 2020, each win coming by way of knockout.

In addition to Paul’s boxing training over the past few years, he also has some other factors working in his favor during this matchup.

Paul has the advantage when it comes to his height, age, and size. His four-inch height advantage gives him a two-inch reach over Woodley.

Woodley, who is 15 years older than Paul, has never competed above 170 pounds. Furthermore, he hasn’t won a fight in almost three years.

In his prime, Woodley was considered one of the best welterweight fighters in the history of UFC. After sustaining four-consecutive losses, however, he ultimately parted ways with UFC in March 2021 following a submission to Vicente Luque.

Woodley had a successful go of it as an MMA fighter, boasting a career record of 19-7-1. But in the boxing realm, he’s fresh meat. His boxing experience may be nominal, but his confidence seems to be returning.

Woodley is known for his overhand right punch, and says he has “always really been a boxer in a wrestler’s body”.

Woodley looks to his long-standing experience and his aversion to Jake Paul as incentive to win the match this week, betting he’ll knock out the YouTube celeb early on in the fight.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley odds

Nevertheless, sportsbooks aren’t exactly convinced, siding with Paul for the win. FanDuel Tennessee puts the most faith in the newcomer, giving him -205 odds and situating Woodley at +156.

Those predicting a successful evening from Woodley have the potential of a solid payout if he manages a victory. BetMGM TN and Caesars Sportsbook offer the longest odds on the former champ, situating him at +160.

Alternatively, BetMGM gives Paul -150 odds of winning by KO/TKO/Technical Decision or DQ, while Woodley sits at +185 odds.

Tennessee sportsbooks offer a variety of wagering options for the fight, including:

  • Overall fight result
  • Method of victory
  • Individual round betting
  • Total rounds
  • Fight length
  • To go the distance

Sportsbook boosts and promos

To make the most of this fight, bettors can take advantage of the promos offered by Tennessee sportsbooks.

At FanDuel, new customers can wager $5 on either Paul or Woodley for a chance to win $150.

Caesars is running two odds boosts on the fight for both new and current users. Odds of Paul to win in Round 1 are boosted to +700.

The sportsbook also offers a boost on Woodley to win by decision or technical decision for +1500 odds.

This PPV event, which includes three undercard matches and a co-main fight, commences Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Bettors have until the main fight begins to wager on whether Paul continues his knockout record, a decision determines the matchup, or Woodley surprises sportsbooks with a 1-2 punch.

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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