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.
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?
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.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 live updates, highlights
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley
Round 3 (12:19 a.m.): Woodley comes out aggressive to start the third but gets strafed by a Paul right hand. An elbow by Woodley cuts Paul wide open. Woodley lands a big uppercut that rocks Paul. Paul is leaking blood from that cut. Paul claps Woodley with a double jab. Woodley, for some reason, backs off after hurting Paul. Paul lands a great combination. Paul is leaking a LOT of blood. Woodley’s moment is enough to take the round. 10-9 Woodley (29-28 Paul)
Round 2 (12:15 a.m.): Overhand right by Paul lands and moves Woodley back. Woodley struggling to get inside. Jab is followed by a right hand by Paul. Woodley sneaks in a left hand. Woodley has been largely ineffective so far. Left hand over the top lands by Paul. Combination by Paul closes the round. 10-9 Paul (20-18 Paul)
Round 1 (12:11 a.m.): Woodley with a fast start. Paul sticks the jab. Body shot by Woodley. Double jab by Paul and some body work. Lots of clinching. Woodley falling short with the right hand. Paul working the jab. Not a whole lot here but Paul’s jab gives him the round. 10-9 Paul
12:00 a.m.: It’s main event time! Hip Hop artist Joyner Lucas brings out Tyron Woodley while Jake Paul walks out to the Village People’s classic “YMCA.”
Amanda Serrano bludgeons Miriam Gutierrez for violent unanimous decision
11:40 p.m.: The saying “everything including the kitchen sink” applies here as Amanda Serrano clobbered Miriam Gutierrez for ten rounds to earn a dominant unanimous decision. There’s no reason to wait any longer for the Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor fight. Let’s make it happen.
11:30 p.m.: The seventh and eighth rounds have been all Amanda Serrano as she has put together a brutal display of power punches. The durable Gutierrez is getting broken down by an assault that has Serrano landing her power shots everywhere she chooses. Gutierrez’s face is falling apart and it could only be a matter of time before Serrano does what Katie Taylor could not: finish Miriam Gutierrez.
11:24 p.m.: Gutierrez has stayed composed through six rounds and has found success with counterpunching against Serrano. But Serrano is completely in charge and landing the bigger punches while also keeping the volume up.
11:11 p.m.: After a first round where Serrano blitzed Gutierrez, we had a closer second frame where Gutierrez remained composed and managed to throw just enough punches to not be overwhelmed by Serrano’s offense. But Serrano is clearly the better fighter and it doesn’t appear that Gutierrez is going to have the power to fend her off.
10:52 p.m.: Up next is seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano in a lightweight battle against Miriam Gutierrez. The prevailing thought is that a Serrano victory could land her the fight with Katie Taylor that she’s been after.
Deron Williams drops Frank Gore, takes split decision
10:45 p.m.: Deron Williams is one and done after beating Frank Gore by split decision and saying he won’t be doing this again. It wasn’t a technical classic but it sure was fun as Williams dropped Gore in the second round to edge out the former running back. Both had their moments but Williams was a little more skilled and used his height and reach advantage in a fun exhibition battle.
10:32 p.m.: Fun fight through two rounds. Williams was strong in the first round but both fighters got reckless and pushed each other to the ground in the second round. Gore and Williams giving it their all.
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 def. Miriam Gutierrez via unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91 & 99-90)
- Deron Williams def. Frank Gore via split decision (40-35, 38-37 & 37-38)
- Liam Paro def. Yomar Alamo via split decision (96-93, 95-94, 94-95)
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