JAKE PAUL has been backed to ‘absolutely destroy’ Tyron Woodley – by his bitter YouTube rival KSI.
Paul faces ex-UFC champion Woodley in his next fight on August 29, where he will look to go 4-0 as a boxer.
His other three wins, all by knockout, came against KSI’s friend ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC fighter Ben Askren, 37.
British social media sensation and rapper KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – has predicted Paul would lose in all of them.
But now, he has changed his tune and tipped the American to beat Woodley.
He said on YouTube: “I think Jake Paul’s gonna win. Because every time I’ve said Jake Paul’s gonna lose, he wins.
“Same thing happens with crypto. I go, I’m feeling bullish, and then it tanks. Jake Paul’s gonna win. He’s gonna absolutely destroy Tyron Woodley.
“Do you think I want him to win? I haven’t wanted him to win for years, and he keeps winning, so at this point it’s like, alright, calm.
“Do your thing, innit? Do your thing, you’re in your element. You’re in your moment.”
Paul, 24, recently put KSI, 28, on his 13-man boxing ‘hit-list’ which he first revealed to SunSport.
He has rivalled the Londoner ever since beating his brother ‘Deji’ in a 2018 exhibition.
That night, KSI drew with Jake’s older brother Logan, 26, but won the rematch a year later when they turned pro.
It set him up to face Paul, but amid the coronavirus pandemic it failed to materialise.
KSI has vowed to return to the ring and wants to fight YouTuber Austin McBroom, 29, in a warm up for Paul.