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Tyron Woodley Replaces Tommy Fury, Meets Jake Paul in Boxing Rematch on Dec. 18



It looks like Tyron Woodley will get his rematch with Jake Paul after all.

Showtime Sports announced Monday that Tommy Fury has withdrawn from a proposed bout against Paul “due to a medical issue that impacted his training camp.” Paul vs. Woodley 2 will be contested over eight rounds at 192 pounds. The event takes place on Dec. 18 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., and airs via pay-per-view on Showtime beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

“When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy was pulling out, I told them I’m ready to fight anyone on Dec. 18,” Paul said in a release. “Troy, Trey, Trevor, Travis. I don’t give a damn who it is. So, as I predicted Tommy Fumbles and Tyron is there to pick it up, stepping in, and contractually he is getting an extra $500,000 if he knocks me out. First time I outboxed him. This time I’m gonna punish him and leave no doubt.”

Paul and Woodley initially squared off on Aug. 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, with the social media personality improving his career mark to 4-0 with a split-decision triumph. Outside of an overhand right that made Paul stumble into the ropes in Round 4, Woodley struggled to match the volume of his opponent in his professional boxing debut.

After the defeat, the former UFC welterweight champion called for an immediate rematch, which Paul agreed to grant on one condition: that Woodley get an “I Love Jake Paul” tattoo somewhere on his body. Woodley eventually followed through on that agreement, but by then Paul had moved on to a matchup with Fury, the half brother of heavyweight champ Tyson Fury.

Paul, who went the distance for the first time in his burgeoning boxing career against Woodley, owns finishes of former Bellator MMA champ Ben Askren, ex-NBA guard Nate Robinson and British YouTuber Ali Eson Gib in the ring.

Prior to his first professional boxing foray, Woodley compiled a 19-7-1 mark in MMA, a run that included four belt defenses as welterweight title holder in the UFC. He parted ways with the Las Vegas-based promotion earlier this year on the heels of four consecutive losses.

The Paul vs. Woodley 2 card will include three other professional boxing bouts: unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano vs. 135-pound queen Miriam Gutierrez; former NBA All-Star point guard Deron Williams vs. ex-NFL running back Frank Gore and Liam Paro vs. Yomar Alamo.

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