A couple of fighters who know how to promote a bout, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and YouTube sensation turned pugilist Jake Paul, step into the ring to fight each other on August 28. Although the bout is some time from now, we’ve already seen a major odds shift. Not only that, but Woodley and Paul have ratcheted up the trash talk while Tyron has started training with the most recognizable name in boxing. Check out the latest happenings surrounding the most intriguing boxing match of the summer so you can continue planning your bets against their Boxing Lines.
Odds Are Even Now for the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodly Boxing Fight
Woodley vs Paul Odds
Why have the odds switched from Paul as the favorite to an even fight?
Once Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley announced the fight, oddsmakers immediately made Paul the -150 favorite. But since then, and it hasn’t been too long, the odds have swung to where Woodley is almost the chalk.
One of the reasons is because Woodley has included the greatest boxer of all time in his camp. After his exhibition fight with Jake’s brother, Logan, Floyd Mayweather Jr. invited Tyron Woodley to head to Las Vegas and train with Floyd’s team.
Woodley took Mayweather up on the offer. Tyron trained with the boxer many believe is the greatest of all time last week. No doubt, Money showed The Chosen One a few things that he’ll use in his bout with Jake Paul.
Why is Tyron Woodley the best “boxer” Jake Paul has ever fought?
August 28 will be Tyron’s first boxing match of his career. However, throughout his MMA career, he’s been known as one of the combat sports top strikers.
Woodley’s stance, head movement, and shoulder and hip turns on his strikes imply he’ll translate his skills to boxing. In particular, Woodley seems, at least at the UFC level, to have enough speed to counter Jake Paul.
Paul has yet to face a fighter with boxing ability and Woodley seems to have that. But even though Woodley should strike Paul no problem, it’s not as if Jake has zero boxing skills.
So those who believe Woodley wins the fight know it won’t be easy. Those in Jake’s camp know he’s fighting a top striking former mixed-martial arts champion. The match is close and the odds reflect that.
Tyron vs Jake Trash-talking getting serious
The trash-talking between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley is already at a fever pitch. A day doesn’t go by without one of the two fighters tweeting something about the other.
The best one came from Tyron Woodley. In response to Jake tweeting, “What will I turn Tyron Woodley into?”, Tyron tweeted, “A billionaire.”
Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley are set to fight on August 28. Don’t expect the trash-talking to let up before then.