Jake Paul returns to the ring this weekend when he faces off against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The controversial YouTuber, aka ‘The Problem Child’, has won his all three of his professional fights to date ahead of facing ‘The Chosen One’.
The 24-year-old made his first foray into the boxing world with a KO win over KSI’s younger brother Deji during an amateur fight in 2018.
Paul then turned pro less than two years later without another amateur bout but who has he faced? talkSPORT.com takes a look…
Who has Jake Paul beaten so far?
Paul started his professional career by knocking out a fellow YouTuber in Miami back in January 2020.
The American floored his UK social media foe Gib three times in the opener, causing the referee to stop the obvious mismatch.
Few predicted just how one-sided the bout would turn out to be, with Gib having previously won his two white collar contests.
Paul said: “I caught the boxing bug, I put the work in and I’m in love with this sport.
“I dedicated the past five months of my life to this up in Big Bear with Shane Mosley.
“My power, my speed took him out in one round. I didn’t even get to showcase my boxing ability, it was all just natural instinct.
“We started visualising the first-round knockout and it happened.”
Paul next knocked out former NBA star Robinson in the second round of a rather bizarre fight in November 2020.
The ex-Vine star settled his feud with the NBA great on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s comeback exhibition against Roy Jones Jr.
Paul scored his first knockdown in the first round before he sent Robinson to the canvas twice more following several devastating right hands.
Paul said: “He was better than I expected. He was athletic, super strong, obviously.
“I wanna say a thank you to Nate, he was the one that originally called me out, I respect him and his basketball career has been amazing.
“I’ve been training my ass off for the past year. I’m taking this seriously.”
Paul’s most recent bout saw him make light work of another UFC star by knocking Ben Askren out in the first round of their fight.
The former Disney Channel actor flattened ex-welterweight Askren with a right hand inside the opening two minutes to claim an emphatic victory.
A nice jab set-up Paul’s overhand right and despite Askren getting up, the referee called it day with ‘Funky’ looking unsteady on his feet.
He said: “It’s been four months I’ve been in training camp every day, I deserve that s***.
“This is the craziest moment of my life. I told y’all I was gonna do it in the first round.
“I told y’all I’m a real fighter, I don’t know how many times I’ve gotta prove myself that this is for real.”
Who could Jake Paul face if he beats Tyron Woodley?
Paul produced an eight-man ‘hit list’ of potential opponents he wants to face after former UFC Welterweight Champion Woodley.
Canelo Alvarez, Nate or Nick Diaz, Kamaru Usman, Conor McGregor, KSI, Gervonta Davis, and even his own brother Logan were named as targets.
Yet the most likely future foe seems to be Tyson Fury’s sibling Tommy with the pair locked in a war of words for the past few months.
The Love Island star will face Jake’s friend and sparring partner Anthony Taylor on the undercard of Paul’s bout with Woodley this Sunday.
When asked if he expects them to meet next, Fury told talkSPORT: “That’s the plan.
“That’s why I’m training so hard, that’s why I’m doing everything right.
“God willing I come through my test and God willing he comes through his test.
“We can get it on because he’s not putting me on the undercard for the good of my health, that’s for sure.”
Paul for his part told talkSPORT that he is the man who most campaigned for Fury to be on his undercard.
“I’d say I was the number one person to get him on that card,” he told talkSPORT’s James Savundra
“I see him as a potential opponent in the future.
“He has to get through my sparring partner Anthony Taylor – I think he is highly underestimating Anthony’s skillset.
“And I personally think Anthony is gonna beat Tommy and upset the whole world.
“But I wanted to see if Tommy would step up to the plate, put his money where his mouth is.
“Because he says he wants to fight me, he says he wants to do bigger fights and get involved in the US market.
“Now is your time to shine, let’s see what you’re made of.”