Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2 LIVE: UK stream, start time and how to watch online

Jake Paul battles Tyron Woodley in a rematch after Tommy Fury pulled out of the fight due to injury and illness.

The latest instalment in a fascinating journey in boxing is here, with Paul desperate to prove his critics wrong and win more comprehensively this time, having only edged out his rival on points last August after weathering a storm mid-fight, which saw Woodley stun him briefly as the ropes held him up.

Paul has ambitions to elevate the sport to a new level with buzz surrounding his transition to the sweet science, which has so far brought mostly impressive results.

Woodley has been gifted a chance at redemption too, not to mention an enormous payday, with Paul among the biggest draws in the sport as the pair headline a pay-per-view once more – on the undercard there is Amanda Serrano, who battles Miriam Gutierrez at lightweight, hoping to avoid an upset and book what promises to be the biggest fight in women’s boxing in 2022 with undisputed champion Katie Taylor waiting after her own win last week over Firuza Sharapova.

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

And so that long and winding road brings up to here, to Tampa Bay, Florida, for the rematch between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley.

The Independent’s combat sports correspondent Alex Pattle is on hand with the big pre-fight preview and why, away from the celebrity and criticism, Jake Paul fights do hold genuine sporting merit.

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Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 01:30

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

The turnaround from Tommy Fury’s withdrawal to the rematch between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley’s rematch getting confirmed was lightening fast.

The 39-year-old agreed to step in with two weeks to go until the fight in Florida – with Paul revealing a lucrative incentive would be on offer for the former UFC champion.

“When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy Fumbles was pulling out, I told them I’ll fight anyone on December 18th,” Paul said at the time.

“Unlike the Fury’s, Tyron actually has some balls, is 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.”

Woodley has alleged that Paul ran away from the original rematch in order to fight Fury. “Jake Paul is a b***h. He didn’t want to fight,” he said.

“Like, ‘You did it too late.’ No, you just didn’t want to fight, and they gave you a way out, and you took it and ran. It’s like a little kid in a playground, ‘Na, na, na, na, na,’ when they know they didn’t really win.

“Most people that watched the fight felt like I won the fight. I really didn’t walk away a loser in the fight. My ceiling doesn’t look different right now.”

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley is on as Tommy Fury pulls out

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 01:20

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

There was a further twist in the road, however. After a huge build-up to the fight which featured a distasteful press conference between the fighters and their respective camps, the bout was cancelled less than two weeks before the starting bell.

The news that Tommy Fury had suffered an injury during camp meant the Love Island star was forced to withdraw.

In response, Jake Paul claimed the Briton was the “biggest b****” in boxing – while Fury revealed he was forced to pull out due to a chest infection and a broken rib.

“I can’t do anything else apart from get my body right as soon as possible and look for a new fight date with Jake Paul,” Fury, 22, said.

“There is no other fight that I want out there, that’s the fight that I want next. I’m just gonna recover now and hopefully we can work out a new date for next year.

“Obviously everyone is gonna have their own opinions about the situation and what they think, but there is nothing – when it comes down to it – I can do about being medically unfit to fight.”

Fury was forced to withdraw from the pair’s scheduled clash in December due to a broken rib and chest infection

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 01:10

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

Immediately after the fight in Cleveland, Paul said he would give Woodley a rematch on one condition: that he would get an ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattoo.

Woodley shook Paul’s hand and accepted the terms – but there was another contender in town on that Ohio night.

The pressure was building for Paul to face a fighter with an actual boxing background, after he first four opponents all made their debuts against him.

And on that night, Love Island star Tommy Fury, the brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, was making his US debut as he picked up a points victory over Anthony Taylor.

Fury called out Paul following his victory, and the pair clashed later that night following Paul’s win against Woodley.

Soon, amid much hype, a blockbuster clash between the two undefeated celebrity pro boxers was confirmed.

Woodley still went ahead and got his ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattoo, but the 24-year-old had already moved on, with a December 18 date set.

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 01:00

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

In response to Paul knocking out Ben Askren, a fight between the YouTube star and former UFC champion Woodley was soon forged.

It represented another step up for Paul, given Woodley’s history in the UFC, but it was to be the American’s professional debut in boxing.

At the age of 39 and having lost his last four UFC fights, it was clear that Woodley was past the peak of his powers, however.

Still, the former welterweight king gave Paul a mid-fight scare as the bout went the eight-round distance in Cleveland, Paul’s home town.

Paul was awarded the victory on points to move to 4-0 in professional boxing and although a rematch looked on the cards, the story was about to take a different turn…

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Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 00:50

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

As Jake Paul prepares to make his fifth professional boxing appearance, it’s worth taking a moment to pause and remember just the YouTube star has made it to this point, as well as how his rematch with Tyron Woodley came about.

Paul, a popular but controversial content creator who made his name on Vine, arrived onto the emerging scene of celebrity fights when he took on YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020.

The 24-year-old recorded a knockout on his boxing debut, and repeated the trick when he stopped ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.

Soon, Paul was challenged to face an opponent with a background in combat sports, but he also knocked out former MMA professional Ben Askren earlier this year – a result that made many, including Woodley, sit up and take notice.

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Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 00:39

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

“I’m going to try and hurt him. At some point in the fight, he’s going to be down on the ground.”

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 00:27

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

This was the scene at Friday’s weigh-in, as Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley came face-to-face ahead of tonight’s rematch.

Jake Paul was fired up as he looks to extend his professional record to 5-0 against the former MMA champion.

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 00:19

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will box one another for the second time when they go head-to-head this weekend.

YouTube star Paul defeated the former UFC champion via split decision in August, setting up a highly-anticipated fight with Tommy Fury – half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson.

However, with Fury withdrawing from the match-up last week due to a broken rib and chest infection, Woodley immediately stepped in.

The wrestling specialist got an “I love Jake,” tattoo after their first in-ring encounter – as per a bet between the opponents – in hope of receiving a rematch, though Paul overlooked Woodley until last week’s news surrounding fury.

Woodley, 39, staggered Paul, 24, in their first fight but failed to capitalise. He will no doubt seek a finish with more conviction this time – especially with Paul promising a $500,000 bonus for Woodley if he secures a knockout – though his fellow American has predicted his own stoppage win

The YouTube star and former UFC champion will contest a rematch this weekend

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2021 00:06

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will rematch one another this weekend, four months after their initial clash.

YouTube sensation Paul defeated the ex-UFC title holder via split decision in August, setting up a fight with Tommy Fury – half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson.

Fury was forced to back out of the match-up, however, citing a broken rib and chest infection last week. Woodley immediately stepped in, receiving the rematch he had previously tried to secure by getting an “I love Jake,” tattoo – as per a bet between himself and Paul.

The 39-year-old hurt Paul, 24, in their initial in-ring meeting, and he will no doubt seek a finish with greater conviction this time around. The added incentive will be a $500,000 bonus, paid by Paul, though the YouTuber has promised his own stoppage win.

Here’s everything you need to know about the fight between the two Americans.

The YouTube star and former UFC champion will contest a rematch this weekend

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