Jake Paul to face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in fourth fight

Following wins over Nate Robinson and Ben Askren, the YouTuber will take on 39-year-old Woodley later this year.

Jake Paul looks set to take on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in his fourth professional boxing match.

The American YouTuber, 24, continued his journey into the sport with a first-round knockout win against Ben Askren in April.

That took his record to 3-0 (3 KOs), following victories over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

The Athletic's Mike Coppinger says Paul and Woodley have agreed to fight, with their first face-off due to take place in Miami on Friday to promote the event.

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The news comes after Paul signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime.

Woodley represents a significant step up for Paul. The veteran UFC star is a dangerous opponent who has recorded knockout wins in numerous Octagon appearances.

In 2016, he defeated Robbie Lawler via first-round knockout to become welterweight champion. He defended his title on three occasions before losing to Kamaru Usman in March 2019.

Both fighters have taken to social media to tease the bout. On May 31, Paul tweeted: "Fight announcement tomorrow."

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Woodley posted a promotional video with the following caption: "Jake Paul been a fan. Sad he gotta get handled by his hero."

Paul isn't the only YouTuber to be making moves in the boxing world. His older brother Logan will face undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather this weekend at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

The bout is an eight-round exhibition event, although Logan has promised to take the fight to his experienced opponent.