JAKE PAUL has vowed to ‘eat up’ Tyron Woodley in two rounds as he claimed the UFC legend is ‘coming in a wounded soldier’.
The YouTube sensation faces Woodley in his fourth professional fight on August 28.
Tyron Woodley fights Jake Paul on August 28Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Paul, 24, is currently 3-0 all by knockout by has so far only beaten online rival ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 36, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 36, a career grappler.
Woodley, 39, is a former UFC champion and made four defences of his belt from 2016-2018.
But after losing the title to Kamaru Usman, 34, in 2019, he has been beaten in his last four and departed the UFC.
Paul argues Woodley’s best days are past him and will be ‘too powerful’ for the American to make it into round three.
He told Showtime: “I think as soon as I touch him, his body is going to go back to that losing mentality, the fight or flight and he’s not gonna wanna sit there and fight.
“I don’t know, I just see that that’s why I’ve been saying two rounds.
“I’m too sharp, I’m too fast, I’m too powerful and he has 85 days to do this, learn how to box, and unlearn all those bad habits.
“I’m going to eat up his body, I’m going to eat up his head. ‘He’s not going to know where I’m coming from.
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“Kamaru Usman put some damage on him, all these guys put some damage on him, Gilbert Burns put the damage on him.
“He’s coming in a wounded soldier.”
Paul’s first-round KO against Woodley’s close friend Askren in April was a career-best, despite his opponent’s lack of boxing skills.
Still, it now leaves the social media phenomenon the betting favourite, having previously made his betting fans millions as an underdog.
Paul said: “I’m not surprised, it’s just funny. I’ve just made a lot of people a lot of money in the past three fights from people betting on me.
“They are stacking the odds, I’ve had people come up to me saying they made $10million, $5million off on betting on me.
“It’s funny, like why is me, the YouTube kid the favourite against the five-time UFC champion?”
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