The boxing match between social media personality Jake Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley has an official date and venue.
Showtime Sports announced Monday that Paul will square off against Woodley on Aug. 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, which is Paul’s hometown. The event will air on pay-per-view via Showtime beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also see WBC/WBO featherweight champion Amanda Serrano defending her belts against Yamileth Mercado.
“I can’t believe I get to fight in my hometown Cleveland,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “Aug. 29 [Tyron Woodley] is getting knocked out in front of my closest friends and family.”
Tickets will go on sale July 22. Paul and Woodley are expected to attend a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday to help promote the event. Paul vs. Woodley is slated for eight rounds and will be contested at a 190-pound catchweight.
Paul, who recently inked a multi-fight deal with Showtime, is coming off a first-round knockout off former Bellator and One Championship title holder Ben Askren in April. Woodley was in Askren’s corner for that bout. After rising to prominence as a YouTube personality, Paul has gone 3-0 as a professional boxer, including a KO of NBA veteran Nate Robinson.
Woodley is no longer under UFC contract following four consecutive losses within the Las Vegas-based promotion. He last appeared at UFC 260, where he was submitted in the opening round by Vicente Luque on March 27. “The Chosen One” was the UFC welterweight champion from July 2016 through March 2019.