JAKE PAUL has the capacity to deliver a stunning early knockout to Tyron Woodley, according to Roy Jones Jr.
American veteran Jones Jr had the YouTuber fight on the undercard of his comeback bout against Mike Tyson last year, watching Paul confidently down ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.
Since then, the 24-year-old has made light work of former MMA fighter Ben Askren and will face Woodley, 39, in August.
Many expect ex-UFC welterweight world champion Woodley to end Paul’s unbeaten start to his boxing career but Jones Jr has warned otherwise.
He told TMZ: “Early, Jake is gonna be the issue because Jake can probably punch.
“I know he can punch – and he’s probably gonna be a little bit bigger.
“But as the fight goes on, if Woodley gets comfortable, he’s probably gonna take [Jake] out.
“Woodley definitely has the ring experience… he’ll definitely take him out if it goes long.”
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Jones Jr is not the first man to doubt Woodley’s chances of winning later this summer.
UFC star Colby Covington recently raised the prospect that his old rival will allow Paul to win.
He remarked to MMA Junkie: “I really think Tyron is going out there to take a dive. I think he’s broke.
“He needs the money… It’s going to be a circus, and we know boxing is the most corrupt sport in the world as it is.
“So this little side circus they’re doing with Jake Paul, of course, they’re going to favour his way to make it a work.”
Paul has already set his sights on fighting an even bigger name after Woodley despite the bout being over two months away.
A number of icons of combat sport, including Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor and Canelo Alvarez have been called out by the online sensation.