A confident Jake Paul believes the best version of himself will be displayed when he takes on Tyron Woodley for a second time in a boxing ring.
Paul and Woodley are set to face off on December 18 from inside the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Woodley is replacing Tommy Fury, who withdrew from the fight via injury. Woodley stepped in, and after an injury affected his ability to knock out Paul in the first fight, the latter has offered an incentive if Woodley can get the job done this time out.
Wearing a ski mask to the final press conference, Paul's confidence was heavily showcased.
“This is no problem for me. I’m getting a big bag to beat the guy I already beat. It’s going to be a bank robbery," Paul stated. "We added the $500,000 knockout bonus to his contract for this fight, but I don’t need anything else, I already have everything.
“My career has become about shutting people up. This is another version of that. We’re here to up the ante."
Paul, a YouTube star, made his professional debut in January 2020, beating fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib via TKO. He then went on to knock out former NBA star Nate Robinson and former MMA champion Ben Askren. Facing Woodley in August, Paul was taken off of his feet but was able to beat "The Chosen One" via split decision.
Throughout fight week, Paul has stated he can make a difference in boxing and that he can even give MMA a try. Woodley, a former UFC Welterweight Champion, is looking to finally end all of Paul's momentum. He recently stated he has been training even before the fight was made. Being named the new opponent for Paul two weeks before fight night, Woodley is looking to prove himself after he left the UFC on a four-fight losing streak.
Woodley's aggression leading up to the fight doesn't phase Paul, as he believes that will give him the edge.
“Just because I’m paying him to beat me, doesn’t mean he can," Paul went on to say. "If anything, it’s to my advantage, because he’s going to come out recklessly and get caught."
“I hurt him multiple times in that first fight, and I didn’t even hit him with my best shot. It was a bad night and I still beat him. He should be embarrassed by that."