Over recent years, we’ve seen a lot of celebrities step into the boxing ring — whether it was to take on another celebrity or someone who’s actually been involved in combat sports. However, few celebrities have been involved in the spectacle as much as Jake Paul (and his brother Logan). The YouTuber-turned-boxer will face his toughest opponent yet as he takes on former UFC Welterweight Champion Tryon Woodley on Sunday, August 23 in Cleveland, Ohio.
There isn’t a lot of backstory to the upcoming fight. Tyron Woodley simply challenged Jake Paul after the latter defeated former UFC fighter Ben Askren back in April. Paul immediately accepted and Sunday’s fight was made. While the former YouTuber has looked solid in his short boxing career, he hasn’t faced anyone as dangerous as Woodley yet.
There’s a lot to take in ahead of this weekend’s matchup, especially if you want to get involved in some wagers. That’s why this betting guide is here to help you with everything you need to know before Paul and Woodley square off in Cleveland.
How to Watch Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will be fighting at the Rocket Mortgage Field House on Sunday, August 29. The pay-per-view will be broadcasted by Showtime for $59.99 (USD) and is expected to begin at 8:00 p.m. EST. Considering how Paul and Woodley will be main eventing the show, expect them to go on closer to midnight.
Paul vs Woodley Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, August 24
Moneyline: Jake Paul (-195) vs Tyron Woodley (+165)
Total: 3.5 Rounds — Over (+105), Under (-135)
Method of Victory: Paul via KO/TKO/DQ (-150)
Paul Boxing Record: 3-0-0, 3 knockouts
Woodley MMA Record: 19-7-1, 7 knockouts, 5 submissions, 7 decisions
Complete odds list and prop bet markets available at BetOnline.ag.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley Preview
As mentioned earlier, this will be Jake Paul’s toughest fight to date. The 24-year-old has previously faced YouTuber AnEsonGib, a former NBA player Nate Robinson and the aforementioned Askren. However, Tyron Woodley will pose a new challenge.
The former UFC Welterweight Champion was undefeated from August 2014 to March 2019. To illustrate how dominant he was, Woodley recorded four knockouts during that stretch and successfully defended his championship four times as well. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to score a victory since losing his championship and most recently lost to Vicente Luque by submission at UFC 260 back in March.
Nevertheless, despite Tyron Woodley’s combat sports background, he’s the +165 underdog heading into the fight. Meanwhile, Jake Paul is being favored by BetOnline at -195 odds. Upon first glance, a lot of people may take Woodley to win because of his UFC background and the fact that he’s scored seven knockouts throughout his MMA career. At the same time, he’s never boxed before and while the two combat sports are similar, there are also some differences.
On the other hand, Paul continues to shock people even if he’s far from being a fan favorite. Each of his boxing matches has increased in difficulty and he really surprised a lot of viewers when he knocked Askren out within the first two minutes of their matchup. Granted, the former UFC fighter was hardly in the best shape, but it just goes to show that Paul shouldn’t be underestimated anymore. That’s not even to mention how he also has the height and reach advantage over Woodley. If “the Problem Child” can handle everything the former UFC champion has for him, it’ll be interesting to see where Paul’s boxing career goes next.
Frequently Asked Question
Is there a limit to how much I can wager on Paul-Woodley?
Most online sportsbooks do have betting limits, so be mindful of those. For example, $1,000 is the most that you can wager on boxing markets on BetOnline. If you’re unsure of any limits, a notification will pop up for an invalid wager if you’re trying to bet over the limit.
What type of betting markets are out there for the fight?
When it comes to Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley, there are several markets that you can participate in. The easiest is the moneyline one, which just means you’re predicting who will win the fight. However, prop bets give you other options, such as guessing the method of victory or trying to predict which round the fight will end in.
Can I only wager on this boxing match?
No! Sportsbooks have a ton of options to wager on, from well-known sports leagues like the NBA and NFL to less popular sports, such as handball or cycling. Feel free to wager on whatever you would like.