Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley engage in shoving match ahead of catchweight bout

Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley engage in shoving match ahead of catchweight bout

After their earlier weigh in went to plan without any rowdy behaviour, Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley got into another shoving match during a public appearance later in the day.

In a blatant attempt to promote their boxing bout tomorrow, both men and their teams filled the stage as security and Cleveland police got in the middle of it.

It started when Paul was being interviewed by MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, and was asked why he was eating chicken fingers on stage.

CLEVELAND, OHIO – AUGUST 28: Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley face off during the weigh in event at the State Theater prior to their August 29 fight on August 28, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) (Getty)
“Chicken fingers, Tyron’s a chicken,” Paul told Helwani.

Woodley then walked over and reached out to give him packets of wet wipes, and Paul slapped them out of Woodley’s hands.

He then shoved the former UFC champ away, kicked him and tried to reach for his hat, in a similar stunt he pulled on Floyd Mayweather in May.

Jake Paul holds a piece of chicken as he talks to Ariel Helwani. (Getty)
Woodley moved away and there was pushing and shoving with people on stage before they cooled down.

Earlier this week, Woodley slammed members of Paul’s team for talking trash to his mother, having to be held back after the prefight news conference.

Earlier, Paul weighed in at 190 pounds (86kg) at the Intercontinental Hotel for the catchweight bout.

The crowd closes in on Paul and Woodley. (Getty)
Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champion, weighed in at 189.5 pounds (85.95kg) — the heaviest he has been in his combat sports career.

Woodley fought in the UFC exclusively at 170 pounds (77kg) but will be at a size disadvantage for the eight 3-minute rounds bout.

Paul (3-0) is facing the toughest test of his boxing career. In his last fight, he knocked out former UFC fighter Ben Askren in the first round.

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