Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley II | First Look Fight Preview

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This Saturday evening, we’ll witness Showtime Boxing play host to a circus-like rematch between boxing’s latest sideshow: Jake Paul, and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Read on for a full fight analysis, boxing odds, free expert boxing picks, and predictions for this week’s cruiserweight main event Showtime PPV boxing bout.  

Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley II 

Showtime Cruiserweight Main Event Bout  

Saturday, December 18, 2021 – 09:00 PM EST

I'm back again with the greatest displeasure, delivering a betting opinion on Jake “The Problem Child” Paul. I’m 0-2 when making predictions on this kid, and my foresight towards business entertainment boxing bouts isn’t impressive, but I’ve now seen the light. Jake Paul carefully selects opponents, and he does it well.  

Originally scheduled to face the brother of Tyson Fury, Tommy Fury, Paul was finally going to fight an “actual” boxer. But still, even Tommy Fury hasn’t proved himself as a boxer worth paying attention to. I believe the fight selection from Paul and his team was yet another delicately selected contest.  

Well, none of that matters anymore. Fury pulled out due to an injury, and we’re now presented with Paul versus Woodley 2 – “oh the joys”.  

The first encounter ended in a split decision victory for Paul, in about where Woodley was attempting to decapitate him. Paul spent most of the bout moving, which evidently drained his cardio heading into the later rounds. However, despite having Paul rocked and on the ropes, strictly based on activity alone, the judges could sneak in a decision win for Jake Paul.    

Jake Paul (4-0)  

Ohio's social media success story is going to pi** us all off again, isn’t he? From Deji (irrelevant) to a former NBA star to an aging wrestler in Ben Askren, Paul finally got a semi-credible win when defeating Tyron Woodley.  

As previously mentioned, Paul found success through his movement and slightly higher punching rate. The power we’ve previously witnessed from Paul wasn’t present during this fight, and he seemed tentative to stand and box with his opponent.  

With evaluating the entire outlook of these circus shows, I can’t deny Paul the credit he deserves. The youngster has made waves in the combat sports world. Although he’s lightyears behind a legitimate professional boxing career, he’s carefully managed the sideshow whilst making serious lump sums of money doing so.  

Best Available Odds: Jake Paul (-270) with BetOnline  (visit our BetOnline Review)

Tyron Woodley (0-1 Boxing) (19-7-1 MMA)   

Retired mixed martial artist Tyron Woodley has been called “shot” by numerous critics and media members, then a loss to Jake Paul confirmed it.  

It was Woodley’s first-ever boxing contest, and the pressure was certainly weighing on the former UFC champion's shoulders. Unfortunately, consecutive losses to Jake Paul will be significantly worse in terms of pressure-building situations.  

Woodley has the power, but his fundamental boxing skills didn’t offer much. He couldn’t stick his jab correctly and failed to throw consistent offense.  

Best Available Odds: Tyron Woodley (+210) with BetOnline 

Paul vs. Woodley II Betting Odds and Best Bets 

The bookmakers' current odds have moved in favor of Jake Paul since their initial opening, and considering the first meeting was a close split decision, I wouldn’t blame anyone taking a flyer on Woodley to win at +210. 

With that said, I’m going to reiterate the words ‘business entertainment’ and remind everyone that unless Woodley knocks Jake Paul out, it’s improbable the cash-cow in Paul will be handed a loss on the judges' scorecards. This isn’t professional boxing; I do not trust the commission as far as I can throw them and money talks.  

I think Paul will repeat his blueprint from the first fight, keep it moving and touch up Woodley as much as he can without putting himself in danger. Woodley will be headhunting with a $500,000 KO bonus up for grabs, which I can ultimately see causing more problems than good.   

Despite being a former pro-MMA fighter, Woodley’s losing streak towards the end of his career was a clear sign of decline. He’s now boxing a social media star for nothing besides the paycheck, with heaps of pressure and a significant size disadvantage. Woodley doesn’t possess boxing skills I can appreciate, and neither does Paul, but the latter has young, size, and a goal he wants to achieve.  

I can’t envision Paul having the power to stop Woodley, making the decision prop an ideal bet to make. To add, you can play both sides of the fight by taking Woodley to win by knockout at +325, because I additionally can’t visualize Woodley out scoring Paul on the scorecards.  

Boxing Pick: Jake Paul to Win on Points (+125) with BetOnline [1u to win 1.25u]

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