Alex Volkanovski has given his thoughts on the boxing match between Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, set to take place on Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paul is a 3-0 professional boxer, with wins over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, NBA star Nate Robinson and former ONE Championship and Bellator titleholder Ben Askren, whereas Woodley will make his pro boxing debut on fight night.
Paul vs Woodley Prediction
Speaking to LowKickMMA (as transcribed by BJPenn.com), Volkanovski said that he’s backing Woodley to get the stoppage in the later rounds.
“This is a big step up for Jake Paul,” Volkanovski said. “Jake Paul can box, you have to give him credit, he can decently box. But at the same time, do I think that he’s going to knock out Tyron Woodley? I don’t think so, and Tyron Woodley’s a dangerous guy. If he’s fit, if Tyron Woodley’s fit and it goes into the later rounds, Tyron can definitely get the finish in the later rounds.
“So man, I’m going to have to go with Tyron Woodley. I don’t know how he’s training, but surely he’s thinking, ‘F*** I can’t let this guy beat me. I’m going to be busting my ass,’ you know what I mean? So I feel like Tyron Woodley will get it done. A lot of people just think Jake’s going to win. Obviously, he knows how to throw but this is a whole different ball game even from Ben Askren to Tyron Woodley in a boxing match, it’s a whole different level. Again, we’ll see what happens, but I feel like Tyron Woodley will get the job done.”
Volkanovski is scheduled to defend his featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 266 on September 25th.
Do you agree with Alex Volkanovski that Tyron Woodley will get the job done against Jake Paul?