Jake Paul returns to the ring tonight when he faces off in opposition to former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The controversial YouTuber, aka ‘The Downside Youngster’, has received his all three of his skilled fights up to now forward of dealing with ‘The Chosen One’.
The 24-year-old made his first foray into the boxing world with a KO win over KSI’s youthful brother Deji throughout an newbie combat in 2018.
Paul then turned professional lower than two years later with out one other newbie bout however who has he confronted? talkSPORT.com takes a glance…
Who has Jake Paul overwhelmed thus far?
Paul began his skilled profession by knocking out a fellow YouTuber in Miami again in January 2020.
The American floored his UK social media foe Gib 3 times within the opener, inflicting the referee to cease the plain mismatch.
Few predicted simply how one-sided the bout would change into, with Gib having beforehand received his two white collar contests.
Paul stated: “I caught the boxing bug, I put the work in and I’m in love with this sport.
“I devoted the previous 5 months of my life to this up in Huge Bear with Shane Mosley.
“My energy, my velocity took him out in a single spherical. I didn’t even get to showcase my boxing means, it was all simply pure intuition.
“We began visualising the first-round knockout and it occurred.”
Paul subsequent knocked out former NBA star Robinson within the second spherical of a somewhat weird combat in November 2020.
The ex-Vine star settled his feud with the NBA nice on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s comeback exhibition in opposition to Roy Jones Jr.
Paul scored his first knockdown within the first spherical earlier than he despatched Robinson to the canvas twice extra following a number of devastating proper palms.
Paul stated: “He was higher than I anticipated. He was athletic, tremendous sturdy, clearly.
“I wanna say a thanks to Nate, he was the one which initially known as me out, I respect him and his basketball profession has been superb.
“I’ve been coaching my ass off for the previous yr. I’m taking this critically.”
Paul’s most up-to-date bout noticed him make gentle work of one other UFC star by knocking Ben Askren out within the first spherical of their combat.
The previous Disney Channel actor flattened ex-welterweight Askren with a proper hand contained in the opening two minutes to assert an emphatic victory.
A pleasant jab set-up Paul’s overhand proper and regardless of Askren getting up, the referee known as it day with ‘Funky’ wanting unsteady on his ft.
He stated: “It’s been 4 months I’ve been in coaching camp every single day, I deserve that s***.
“That is the craziest second of my life. I informed y’all I used to be gonna do it within the first spherical.
“I informed y’all I’m an actual fighter, I don’t know what number of instances I’ve gotta show myself that that is for actual.”
Who might Jake Paul face if he beats Tyron Woodley?
Paul produced an eight-man ‘hit checklist’ of potential opponents he desires to face after former UFC Welterweight Champion Woodley.
Canelo Alvarez, Nate or Nick Diaz, Kamaru Usman, Conor McGregor, KSI, Gervonta Davis, and even his personal brother Logan have been named as targets.
But the most probably future foe appears to be Tyson Fury’s sibling Tommy with the pair locked in a confrontation for the previous few months.
The Love Island star will face Jake’s pal and sparring associate Anthony Taylor on the undercard of Paul’s bout with Woodley this Sunday.
When requested if he expects them to fulfill subsequent, Fury informed talkSPORT: “That’s the plan.
“That’s why I’m coaching so onerous, that’s why I’m doing every thing proper.
“God prepared I come by my take a look at and God prepared he comes by his take a look at.
“We will get it on as a result of he’s not placing me on the undercard for the nice of my well being, that’s for certain.”
Paul for his half informed talkSPORT that he’s the person who most campaigned for Fury to be on his undercard.
“I’d say I used to be the primary particular person to get him on that card,” he informed talkSPORT’s James Savundra
“I see him as a possible opponent sooner or later.
“He has to get by my sparring associate Anthony Taylor – I believe he’s extremely underestimating Anthony’s skillset.
“And I personally assume Anthony is gonna beat Tommy and upset the entire world.
“However I wished to see if Tommy would step as much as the plate, put his cash the place his mouth is.
“As a result of he says he desires to combat me, he says he desires to do greater fights and become involved within the US market.
“Now’s your time to shine, let’s see what you’re made from.”