Paul vs Woodley – Showtime PPV, FITE – Aug. 29 – 8 pm ET
Jake ”Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley faced off on Sunday, August 29, live on SHOWTIME PPV. The PPV telecasth begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Final weights and commission officials for the stacked five-fight SHOWTIME PPV card are below. Charles Conwell vs. Juan Carlos Rubio takes place prior to the pay-per-view.
Fans can also catch the action on FITE TV:
Cruiserweight Bout (190-pound contract weight) – 8 Rounds
Jake Paul – 190 lbs.
Tyron Woodley – 189 ½ lbs.
Referee: George Nichols; Judges: Dana DePaolo (Penn.), Jaime Garayua (Ohio), Phil Rogers (Ohio)
WBC/WBO Featherweight World Championship – 10 Rounds
Amanda Serrano – 124 lbs.
Yamileth Mercado – 124 lbs.
Referee: Lonnie Scott; Judges: Stacy Blevins (Ohio), Dana DePaolo (Penn.), Jaime Garayua (Ohio)
Heavyweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Daniel Dubois – 238 lbs.
Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano – 235 ½ lbs.
Referee: George Nichols; Judges: Stacy Blevins (Ohio), Jaime Garayua (Ohio), Phil Rogers (Ohio)
Super Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Ivan Baranchyk – 140 ¾ lbs.
Montana Love – 141 lbs.
Referee: Lonnie Scott; Judges: Stacy Blevins (Ohio), Dana DePaolo (Penn.), Jaime Garayua (Ohio)
Cruiserweight Bout (180-pound contract weight) – 4 Rounds
Tommy Fury – 179 lbs.
Anthony Taylor – 175 lbs.
Referee: George Nichols; Judges: Stacy Blevins (Ohio), Dana DePaolo (Penn.), Phil Rogers (Ohio)
Super Welterweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Charles Conwell – 153 lbs.
Juan Carlos Rubio – 153 ½ lbs.
Referee: Lonnie Scott; Judges: Dana DePaolo (Penn.), Jaime Garayua (Ohio), Phil Rogers (Ohio)
“This is where it all started for me,” said Paul, who grew up 15 miles from Cleveland in Westlake, Ohio. “This is where I grew up. This is a dream come true. This is surreal. I want to show kids in Cleveland their first boxing match. I want to inspire the next maybe Jake Paul that’s sitting in the stands cheering for me and show them that one day that they can be on this stage.”
Woodley said he is not playing games as he prepares for Paul. “You want to go back and play Fortnite and Atari and Tic-Tac-Toe, as well?” Woodley said. “Or you wanna fight? You want to make bets like a little kid? I’m not going to get a tattoo, because I’m knocking him out. If he wants to walk around with my name on him, have at it. I think he wanted to do that anyway.”
The special Sunday night event will feature an undercard complete with high-stakes, professional boxing showdowns including Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano defending her titles against super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado.
During Thursday’s press conference, the promotion announced additional undercard fighters in a pair of rising prospects from Cleveland. Undefeated junior welterweight Montana Love will appear against an opponent to be determined and top-10 ranked Charles Conwell will face Mark DeLuca of Massachusetts in a junior middleweight fight.
Tickets for the live event will be available for purchase on Thursday, July 22, at RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com.
A graduate of ShoBox: The New Generation, Love (15-0-1, 7 KOs) will be fighting in his hometown of Cleveland for the second time in his career. A highly accomplished amateur, Love earned a unanimous decision over Jerrico Walton on ShoBox in February 2020 and fought Kenneth Sims Jr. to a draw on ShoBox in 2018. His last time out, he traveled to Dubai where he stopped the previously unbeaten Olaide Fijabi in two rounds.
A decorated amateur and competitor at the Rio Olympic Games, Conwell (15-0, 11 KOs) is currently ranked No. 7 by the IBF at 154 pounds, one of boxing’s deepest weight divisions. Conwell fought twice on ShoBox, including a ninth-round knockout of Wendy Toussaint in October 2020 and a unanimous decision over Roque Zapata three years prior.
A United States Marine who served in Afghanistan, the southpaw DeLuca (27-2, 15 KOs) turned pro in 2007 and won his first 21 fights. He suffered his first setback to Walter Wright in 2018, but avenged the loss in an immediate rematch. He was stopped by former world champion Kell Brook in enemy territory in February 2020, but has since rebounded with three consecutive wins.
Ivan Baranchyk and U.K. Stars Daniel Dubois and Tommy Fury Compete in Separate Pay-Per-View Bouts from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland
Three more exciting matchups have been finalized for the highly-anticipated Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley SHOWTIME PPV fight card. Former world champion Ivan Barancyhk will compete along with U.K. stars Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois and Tommy “TNT” Fury making their U.S. debuts in separate bouts on Sunday, August 29 from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
The five-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and be headlined by renowned content creator and undefeated professional boxer Jake “The Problem Child” Paul taking on the toughest challenge of his young career in the former UFC champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley. The card also features the previously announced world championship showdown between Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano and super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado of Mexico, which will serve as the co-featured bout.
A former junior welterweight world champion, Baranchyk will step into the ring to face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love in a 10-round showdown on the pay-per-view. Baranchyk seeks another run at the 140-pound title, while Love looks to score a career-best win.
The hard-hitting heavyweight Dubois, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Joe Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the pay-per-view telecast.
Additional action at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse includes top-10 ranked junior middleweight and 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell taking on Lucas Bastida of Argentina in a 10-round fight. Paul, Love and Conwell will be fighting critical bouts in front of their hometown fans at the Cleveland arena.
Tickets starting at $45 are still available via RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com. The event is co-produced by SHOWTIME PPV and Most Valuable Promotions and promoted by Tony and Bryce Holden of Holden Productions. The pay-per-view telecast is produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. Barstool Sportsbook is the official sports betting partner for the event and will be incorporated in a unique, fully integrated brand activation that is to be announced in more detail.
The Belarusian Baranchyk now fights out of Oklahoma and will look to move closer to another world title opportunity with a win August 29. Sporting a 20-2 record with 13 knockouts, the 28-year-old returns to the ring after fighting in the 2020 Fight of the Year against Jose Zepeda last October. The two fighters combined to score a staggering eight knockdowns in the instant classic won by Zepeda. Baranchyk became a world champion in 2018 by stopping then unbeaten Anthony Yigit in seven rounds. He steps in against Love, a graduate of the ShoBox: The New Generation series who owns a 15-0-1 record with seven knockouts. A highly accomplished amateur, Love will be fighting in his hometown of Cleveland for the second time in his career.
“This is a big step for me,” said Baranchyk. “I am grateful to get back in the ring with someone like Montana after my loss. I want to show everyone that I’m back, I’m stronger, and I’m a new version of myself. I want to thank my fans for the support you’ve always given me. On August 29, it’s SHOWTIME, baby!”
“I know Ivan is a strong young fighter, but he has some ugly habits,” said Love. “We’re having a grueling camp right now and I’m going to keep it ‘Too Pretty’ on fight night. Cleveland deserves the show I’m about to put on.”
A promising heavyweight contender at 23 years old, Dubois has compiled a 16-1 record with 15 knockouts since turning pro in 2017. Dubois had an impressive amateur career as a five-time British junior national champion. A London-native, Dubois’ lone professional loss came against top heavyweight contender Joe Joyce in November 2020. Dubois rebounded quickly with an emphatic second-round knockout of Bogdan Dinu in June to capture the Interim WBA Heavyweight Title. Now, he takes on the 33-year-old Cusumano, who has won four of his last five bouts with all of those victories coming by stoppage. With a record of 19-3, his 17 knockouts give him an impressive 77% KO ratio. Fighting out of Danville, Virginia, Cusumano most recently knocked out Gregory Corbin in November 2020.
“I am ready now to push on and build on the WBA interim title I won in my last fight,” said Dubois. “I am thrilled to take the show on the road and look to win the American public over. I am told the American public love heavyweight boxing, so it is time to introduce them to Daniel Dubois. I will make sure it is a name they won’t forget.”
Already a crossover star after his runner-up finish on the hit U.K. reality TV show “Love Island”, Fury will look to follow in the footsteps of his boxing-rich family and establish his own championship legacy. The 23-year-old from Manchester is 6-0 with four knockouts, having most recently earned a unanimous decision over Jordan Grant in June. Fury will be opposed by Alameda, California’s Taylor, an experienced MMA competitor who dropped his sole pro boxing appearance in 2017 by split-decision. The 32-year-old’s MMA experience includes five Bellator fights and a 7-5 overall record with wins in his last five fights. Taylor is currently training in Puerto Rico and is a regular sparring partner of Jake Paul as he prepares for his bout against Woodley.
“American fans can, as always with me, expect a big dirty knockout,” said Fury. “That is what I say and that is what I try to bring. I want to put on a masterclass performance and show levels again and show how much I am improving. This is another step on my journey to world titles.”
PAUL VS. WOODLEY FIGHT DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday, August 21
Main card: 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST
Main event (approx): 10:30 p.m. ET/3:30 a.m. BST
The Paul vs. Woodley main card kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. pt
HOW TO WATCH AND STREAM PAUL VS. WOODLEY?
U.S.: Showtime pay-per-view & FITE TV
UK: BT Sport
In the United States, boxing fans can purchase the Paul vs. Woodley main card on Showtime pay-per-view for $59.99. It can also be live streamed through the Showtime app. In the United Kingdom, fans can see the fight on BT Sport.
WHERE IS THE PAUL VS. WOODLEY FIGHT?
The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio will play host to Paul vs. Woodley.
JAKE PAUL VS. TYRON WOODLEY FIGHT CARD
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley (Cruiserweight)
- Amanda Serrano v Yamileth Mercado for WBC, WBO Featherweight titles
- Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor (Light Heavyweight)
- Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano (Heavyweight)
- Ivan Barancyhk vs. Montana Love (Super Lightweight)
- Charles Conwell v Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida (Middleweight)