What is Jake Paul's boxing record?
Youtube star Jake Paul made headlines in the boxing world after an undefeated start to his career as he prepares to take on Tyrone Woodley.
The brash 24-year-old arrived at Thursday's news conference dressed in a ski mask after his previously scheduled opponent, Tommy Fury, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, dropped out with a broken rib and chest infection.
"They're like, 'Oh, you got Tyron Woodley now,' no problem. That's why I've got the ski mask on," said Paul. "They’re going to give me a big bag to go and beat the guy I already beat. This is a bank robbery."
Toting his own "most valuable boxer" belt, Paul said 39-year-old Woodley would not know what hit him on Saturday, after giving less than his best in his split-decision win in August.
"I didn't hit you with my best shot," said Paul.
"It was a bad night and I still beat you. You should be embarrassed by that cause I beat you on a bad night. My first time going eight rounds. First time ever getting hit by a 10-ounce glove. You don't know. You don't know what's coming."
Paul's meteoric rise in the sport has attracted legions of critics, after he and his brother Logan made their millions appearing in viral social media videos.
He earned some credibility after knocking out former UFC fighter Ben Askren in April.
"You'll see. Enough with the talking," said Paul, in an expletive-laden call for fans to tune in. "Be there otherwise you're missing out on one of the greatest fights ever."
Quick KO's for Paul in brief boxing career
Since turning professional Paul is now 4-0. His first pro fight was against another social media influencer, AnEsonGib. Paul and AnEsonGib co-featured the WBO world middleweight bout between Demetrius Andrade and Luke Keeler. Paul knocked out the Youtuber in the first round.
Neither of his next two fights went past two rounds. The heavy handed Paul KO’ed former NBA star Nate Robinson at 1:24 in the second round in July of 2020. The memeified KO sent shockwaves around the boxing world and people started to take the Paul bros more seriously.
Retired Bellator MMA champion Ben Askren was next up, and once again Paul ended it early with a big blow stunned Askren. The younger Paul brother won that fight by TKO at 1:59 of the first round.
The August bout against Woodley was awarded as as an eight round split decision in favour of former You Tube star.