Tyron Woodley is predicting that he’ll knock YouTube superstar Jake Paul out within three rounds when they square up in the boxing ring on August 28th.
“I think three [rounds],” Woodley told Michael Bisping on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast. “First round sounds cocky, sounds dope, but I just know that if I’m fighting Tyron Woodley, everyone is going to tell him to cover up, weather the storm, clinch him, grab him, keep him away from you, stay at distance, watch out for the right hand. I’ve got to set a couple traps so I may need a round or two to set some traps, see what he responds to and I think third round I should be able to clean up the deal.”
Woodley also believes that a big finish against Paul will wipe the slate clean as far as the run of losses he suffered at the tail-end of his time in the UFC.
“This is a new chapter for me,” Woodley said. “You know how this sport works, when you knock a motherf*cker out, you go to the next level and you really start to get on a roll, nobody’s gonna remember those fights. To be honest, all those fights during the pandemic, all the fights during the APEX, no crowd, that’s gonna all become an exhibition in our life. That’s not gonna be remembered like the UFC 205s or the big U2 arena fights. The fans made it. The fans made it what it was, so for me, I think what people are going to see is a continuation of what they saw against (Vicente) Luque but without me getting caught. The pressure, the dominance. He’s back.”
That being said, Woodley is hoping he doesn’t take all the fight out of Paul in their first encounter, as he’s more than happy to run it back again afterwards.
“I’m gonna beat him, I’m gonna knock him out, and hopefully it’s not too bad where he doesn’t want to do it again because I want to take the money again. I want to rob the bank twice. So that’s the plan.”
And if it does all go according to plan for Woodley, he’s then open to fighting Logan Paul too.
“I really don’t have smoke with his brother Logan but sh*t, after he sees what I do to his brother he might want to get the hands too.”