Paul Vs Woodley II Odds: Boxers Look To Settle The Score In Tampa

Written By Gage Miskimen on December 18, 2021 - Last Updated on March 14, 2024
Paul vs Woodley II

YouTube-sensation-turned-boxer Jake Paul will clash with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley for the second time this year. Paul vs. Woodley II is a Showtime PPV event Saturday night.

Woodley, nicknamed “The Chosen One,” truly lived up to his name by stepping up and filling in for Paul’s originally-scheduled opponent Tommy Fury, the “U.K. Love Island” contestant and younger half-brother of heavyweight WBC champion Tyson Fury.

Woodley took the fight on only a couple of weeks’ notice after Fury pulled out due to a broken rib and chest infection.

How to watch Paul vs. Woodley II

  • What: Paul vs. Woodley II
  • When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
  • TV: Showtime PPV ($59.99)

Paul and Woodley’s first matchup was in August, with Paul winning by split decision and Woodley landing the most notable punch of the night that knocked Paul back onto the ropes.

Now, both fighters get a chance to prove themselves against the other in Paul vs. Woodley II. Woodley is looking to avenge his loss. But Paul is looking to score a knockdown and finish the fight as he did neither in the first matchup. Paul has also announced that he will award Woodley an extra $500,000 if Woodley can knock him out.

Paul (4-0) is undefeated in boxing but has yet to fight a boxer (Fury would have been the first). He has knockout wins over MMA veteran Ben Askren, NBA veteran Nate Robinson and fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib.

Woodley (0-1 boxing, 19-7 MMA) is a former UFC welterweight champion known for his wrestling abilities as a Big 12 champion at the University of Missouri. He has notable UFC wins over Darren Till, Stephen Thompson and Robbie Lawler, but he hasn’t won a fight since losing the title belt in March 2019.

Paul vs Woodley II odds

With about 24 hours before the opening-round bell rings for Paul vs Woodley II, Sportsbooks in Iowa think Paul will repeat his win Saturday night in Tampa. These odds can change throughout the day, so keep checking your favorite sportsbook.

  • DraftKings and Betway: Paul (-250) Woodley (+200)
  • BetRivers, Unibet and Barstool: Paul (-240) Woodley (+195)
  • Caesars: Paul (-240) Woodley (+200)
  • FanDuel: Paul (-220) Woodley (+170)
  • BetMGM: Paul: (-225) Woodley (+200)

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Tale of the tape for Paul vs Woodley II

Jake Paul

  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 191 lbs
  • Reach: 76 inches
  • Last five fights:
    • Tyron Woodley — Dec. (W)
    • Ben Askren — KO (W)
    • Nate Robinson — KO (W)
    • AnEsonGib — TKO (W)
    • (amateur bout) Deji Olatunji — TKO (W)

Tyron Woodley

  • Age: 39
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 189 lbs
  • Reach: 74 inches
  • Last five fights:
    • (boxing) Jake Paul — Dec. (L)
    • Vicente Luque — Submission (L)
    • Colby Covington — TKO (L)
    • Gilbert Burns — Dec. (L)
    • Kamaru Usman — Dec. (L)

In the last fight, Paul proved he is able to go the distance and stayed competitive, peppering Woodley with jabs throughout the eight-round bout. Though he couldn’knock downwn or put Woodley away like he had done to his previous opponents, he did just enough work to run away with the split decision.

Woodley, like in his last few UFC fights, looked hesitant against Paul. He was slow on pulling the trigger and letting his hands fly, which he has been criticized for over the last few years and losses of his career. When Woodley was more aggressive is where he saw more success, including a heavy hand that sent Paul stumbling into the ropes.

If Paul wins Saturday night, it’s likely his team pursues a new date for the Tommy Fury fight but Paul has also continued to call out the likes of UFC superstar Nate Diaz. If Woodley wins, it would be a surprise if the two fighters didn’t round out their stories with a trilogy bout. Only time will tell after Saturday night.

Other bouts on the Paul vs Woodley II card

Aside from Paul vs Woodley II, there are a couple of other intriguing matchups on the Showtime Card in Tampa.

In the co-main event slot, the women’s unified-featherweight champion Amanda Serrano (41-1) moves up to lightweight to fight Miriam Gutierrez (14-1).

Serrano, a Puerto Rico native (Jake Paul lives in Puerto Rico) is also now signed to Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions and beat Yamileth Mercado in the co-main event on the last Paul vs Woodley card in August. Serrano, considered one of the greatest fighters in the history of women’s boxing, looks to score a win in the lightweight division to set her up to fight the undisputed lightweight champion and Irish star Katie Taylor. Gutierrez’s only loss came from Taylor last year.

Sportsbooks like Serrano in this key fight. Again, these odds could change as the weekend rolls on.

  • DraftKings: Serrano (-2500) Gutierrez (+1000)
  • BetRivers, Unibet and Barstool: Serrano (-3335) Gutierrez (+1100)
  • FanDuel: Serrano (-2300) Gutierrez (+1500)
  • BetMGM: (-3000) Gutierrez (+1200)

Tale of the tape

Amanda Serrano

  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Weight: 133 lbs
  • Reach: 65 in
  • Last five fights:
    • Yamileth Mercado — Dec. (W)
    • Daniela Romina Bermudez — KO (W)
    • Dahiana Santana — TKO (W)
    • Simone Da Silva — TKO (W)
    • Heather Hardy — Dec. (W)

Miriam Gutierrez

  • Age: 38
  • Height: 5’7’’
  • Weight: 133 lbs
  • Reach: 65 inches
  • Last five fights:
    • Aleksandra Ivanovic— TKO (W)
    • Katie Taylor — Dec. (L)
    • Keren Batiz — Dec. (W)
    • Bianka Majlath — TKO (W)
    • Bianka Nagy — Dec. (W)

Outside of the main and co-main events there’s an NFL and NBA crossover fight is scheduled to take place between former NFL running back Frank Gore and NBA veteran Deron Williams. It will be both men’s first fight. That contest might get a closer look for wagering eligibility in Iowa. Other odds on the Paul vs. Woodley II card can be found:

Laim Paro vs Yomar Alamo

  • DraftKings: Paro (-150) Alamo (+125)
  • BetRivers: Paro (-155) Alamo (+125)

J’leon Love vs Marcus Oliveira

  • DraftKings: Love (-1200) Oliveira (+700)
  • FanDuel: Love (-1050) Oliveira (+750)

 

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Gage Miskimen is a journalist from Marion, Iowa, currently working at the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 and was editor of the award-winning Daily Iowan. He also previously worked for the Des Moines Register. Gage is a lifelong fan of combat sports and martial arts.

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