YouTube sensation-turned-prizefighter Jake Paul will step back into the boxing ring Saturday night. He’s aiming to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a rematch of their August clash that ended in a controversial split-decision victory for Paul.
The return bout is taking place in at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., and is being broadcast on Showtime PPV.
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Paul was originally scheduled to face Tommy Fury in his fifth professional fight, but a rib injury and chest infection forced the younger half-brother of Tyson Fury out of the bout. In need of an opponent, Paul turned to Woodley. The former mixed martial artist was more than happy to step in on short notice, especially after openly campaigning for the rematch.
Their first fight left Woodley with an “I love Jake Paul” tattoo on his middle finger.
Woodley now has his opportunity at revenge. Can he make good on his promise to stop Paul, or will Paul “Leave No Doubt,” as the event’s tagline suggests?
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Also on the card is a fight between former NBA All-Star Deron Williams and recently retired Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore, and the return of one of the best female fighters in boxing, Amanda Serrano, who will face Miriam Gutierrez.
Sporting News will have live updates for every fight on the final pay-per-view card of 2021.
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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 live updates, highlights
Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore
10:16 p.m.: Up next is former NBA All-Star Deron Williams taking on NFL Pro Bowler Frank Gore. For round-by-round updates, go to our Williams-Gore blog.
10:03 p.m.: Although he was dropped in the first round, Liam Paro managed to earn a split decision with scores of 96-93, 95-94 & 94-95. He was the busier fighter throughout and did just enough to get the nod.
9:54 p.m.: Two rounds left to go and the fight is still even. Paro has been busier and varied in his attack while Alamo finds ways to pick off his advances. It’s not necessarily exciting and the fans found a fight in the crowd to be more interesting than the one in the ring.
9:34 p.m.: After four rounds, it’s been a relatively even fight. Alamo did put Paro down in the first round with a counter right hand but their punch stats have been virtually identical since then. It’s a solid but not quite spectacular affair to open the card.
9:06 p.m.: We’re live! Fans have already filled up the arena, which is a good sign for any boxing event. Kicking off the pay-per-view portion of the card is a super lightweight bout between Liam Paro and Yomar Alamo in a battle of unbeaten fighters.
Paul vs. Woodley 2 fight start time
- Main card time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- Main event: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
Paul vs. Woodley 2 is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 18. The fighters are expected to make their ring walks around midnight ET, though that could change depending on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Paul vs. Woodley 2
- TV channel: Showtime PPV
- Live streaming (PPV): Sho.com, Showtime App
- PPV price: $59.99
Boxing fans can purchase the Paul vs. Woodley 2 fight card on Showtime PPV for $59.99. Once the pay-per-view has been purchased, viewers can watch the entire card online via the Showtime website or through their cable provider.
Outside the U.S., Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, the fight is available on FITE.tv.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley; cruiserweights
- Amanda Serrano vs. Miriam Gutierrez; women’s lightweights
- Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore; heavyweights
- Liam Paro def. Yomar Alamo via split decision (96-93, 95-94, 94-95)