After stopping Ben Askren inside one round, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has lined up another mixed martial artist next.
According to The Athletic, Paul will take on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in his fourth professional bout after signing a multi-fight deal with Showtime.
“FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW,” Paul tweeted on Tuesday (AEST).
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The 24-year-old internet sensation made easy work of Askren, a former wrestler, in his first ‘real’ test after previously dispatching Nate Robinson, an ex-NBA player, and a fellow YouTuber, Ali Eson Gib, in a professional boxing career that started last year.
Woodley and the UFC went their separate ways earlier this year after dropping four straight in a losing streak that started when Kamaru Usman ripped the welterweight belt from him.
The 39-year-old had targeted Paul after the entertainer’s convincing finish of Askren.
“Come and get this smoke for real,” Woodley told TMZ in May. “I’m in and I can actually find him. People that keep talking about fighting him, they’re not even in position to fight him. I can actually fight him.”
Jake Paul’s brother, Logan, is less than a week away from taking on Floyd Mayweather.