Mike Tyson Makes Surprise Prediction for Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley Fight

by Madison Miller

On Sunday, August 28 Jake Paul, a popular content creator that has picked up a boxing career, is getting into the ring alongside Tyron Woodley. Mike Tyson seems to know who will end the fight with their arm hoisted up in victory.

Woodley is a former UFC Welterweight Champion and has defended his title four times. Jake Paul is currently 3-0 in his fighting record, however, Woodley is by far the most serious competition he’s taken on.

The fight is happening at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, and will start at 8 p.m. ET. Paul’s last matchup was with Ben Askren, a former UFC fighter who he knocked out in the first round.

Mike Tyson’s Prediction

Now, people are placing their bets for who will walk away as the winner on Sunday. One of the most famous fighters ever, Mike Tyson, is placing his bets with Jake Paul as the triumphant winner on Sunday.

It’s no surprise that Mike Tyson is taking Paul’s side. The two have a good relationship and Tyson has consistently backed Paul’s skills in the ring. He told TMZ Sports that “it’s gonna be a tough fight,” but he thinks Jake Paul will be the ultimate winner.

At one point, Mike Tyson’s son Amir said he wanted to fight Logan Paul. Tyson’s response was, “Man, just get a job.” It seems like he favors the Paul boys over his own son in the ring.

“You don’t want none of that heat. I’m telling you … getting humiliated in front of millions of people. You gotta be able to take that pressure and heat. Not many people can do it,” Tyson also said regarding his son’s urge to fight, according to Insider. Amir studied broadcast journalism and has his own clothing line, but still has that inherited passion for fighting.

More Predictions for the Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley Fight

Many people think that this may be Jake Paul’s first loss. Woodley is known for being a powerful striker in the UFC and has won eight times by knockout. This is not a level of power Paul has confronted just yet.

Teddy Atlas, a world-class boxing trainer, has also shared his prediction ahead of the fight. He’s predicting that Paul will come out on top too.

“I’ll say it, and this is not to be disrespectful – I already said the things I needed to say about how much I respect [Woodley] – but he’s shot. He has the look of a shot fighter in MMA and UFC. Now a lot of people are going to say because he’s a professional fighter and a former champion that he’s going to beat Paul,” Atlas said during his “THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas” podcast.

In addition to challenging how people see the UFC, Jake Paul has also been speaking out about fighter’s pay. He has specifically called out UFC President Dana White for what money fighters get. In fact, according to Mirror, Paul is taking less money on Sunday.

He said he wants to be sure that Woodley, Amanda Serrano, Tommy Fury, and Daniel Dubois all get good pay cuts from the fight.

“Look, these fighters deserve more and I want everyone to be excited and I want everyone to know that we as fighters should take care of each other,” Paul said.