What is Tyron Woodley's boxing record?
Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley defended his title four times. Although he is a seasoned fighter, he has even less professional boxing experience than his upcoming opponent Jake Paul.
Paul started his boxing career in 2020, and is undefeated at 3-0. He defeated fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, and retired MMA champion Ben Askren.
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Woodley’s inaugural boxing match
Although the social media sensation has a short boxing resumé, Woodley is just about to start his, as the match actually marks his debut in the sport.
So far, the 39-year-old is considered the most formidable fighter on the list of Paul’s opponents.
The ex-UFC competitor started his life in combat sports as a wrestler at McCluer High School, and later at the University of Missouri.
Woodley: veteran MMA fighter
Woodley, nicknamed “The Chosen One”, started professionally in mixed martial arts in 2009, and had his UFC debut in 2013. He had an undefeated run from 2014 to 2018, during which he became a UFC welterweight champion after beating Robbie Lawler in 2016 in an impressive first-round knockout.
The MMA fighter successfully defended his title four times, but eventually lost it in 2019.
He holds an impressive 19-7-1 professional MMA record, seven of the wins coming by way of knockout and five by submission. His UFC numbers stand at 9-7-1.
Woodley will be fighting in a different weight class from his mixed martial arts days. Cruiserweight fighters will weigh in at 190 pounds, while he competed at the UFC at 170 pounds.
The rivalry between the YouTube celebrity and the former UFC champion has been fierce, with both fighters promising to knock the other out come Aug. 29.
In an Instagram post, Paul acknowledged that Woodley was a seasoned striker, but said he “will be dropped by a Disney teen star in two rounds.”
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