In preparation to field a YouTuber-turned-professional boxer, Tyron Woodley has turned to TBE – “The Finest Ever.”
Woodley, the previous UFC welterweight champion, has enlisted Floyd Mayweather to coach him forward of his extremely anticipated Aug. 28 boxing showdown with Jake Paul. The character of Mayweather’s involvement or how lengthy he’ll help Woodley is unclear, however Woodley revealed pictures from a coaching session Thursday on social media.
“Financial institution Theft in progress,” Woodley tweeted. “Y’all f*cked up! It’s caught now!!”
— Tyron T-Wooden Woodley (@TWooodley) July 1, 2021
The combat between Woodley and Jake Paul was announced simply days earlier than Mayweather’s exhibition bout with Jakes’ brother and fellow YouTuber Logan Paul occurred. During fight week, Mayweather publicly invited Woodley to coach with him.
“Get me Tyron Woodley,” Mayweather informed reporters then. “I’m gonna be sure I get him in camp, and I’m gonna practice him for this combat. I would like Tyron Woodley to come back to Las Vegas and work with us.”
Logan Paul went on to last all eight rounds with Mayweather, who performed up the leisure facet of the occasion after the combat.
Woodley, 39, is a former collegiate All-American wrestler who discovered nice success in MMA, competing in Strikeforce earlier than occurring to turn into UFC welterweight champion with a knockout of Robbie Lawler in July 2016. Woodley defended his title thrice (with one draw) earlier than dropping it to current champ Kamaru Usman in March 2019. That kicked off a four-fight shedding streak, which led to Woodley parting with the UFC after preventing out his contract earlier this 12 months.
It didn’t take lengthy to signal a deal to combat Jake Paul, who will enter their combat off a first-round knockout of Woodley’s buddy and former MMA champ, Ben Askren, in simply his third professional combat. Woodley was in Askren’s nook for that April 17 bout in Atlanta.
This would be the first time Woodley has boxed in his profession.