Jake Paul is arguably the biggest name in celebrity boxing right now. And without a doubt, the toughest opponent he has faced to date has been former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
As such, ahead of Saturday’s rematch between Paul and Woodley, it stands to reason that both men would be taking the bout seriously.
Paul and his girlfriend, Instagram model Julia Rose, appear to be taking it very seriously.
During a recent conversation with Graham Bensinger, Paul acknowledged that he has attempted to refrain from getting intimate with Rose ahead of his big fight.
“A lot of fighters are affected by it, including myself and I’m 100 per cent sure [it’s not all mental], I don’t believe in placebo, I have to experience things for myself,” he stated.
That said, Paul has admitted that there have been a couple of slip-ups.
“I’ve only messed up on occasion once or twice because it’s noticeably different, and I take more punishment in sparring if I do that. My coach BJ [Flores] will be like ‘did you have sex last night?’ And you can just tell without me saying anything.”
Given how Paul and Rose celebrated following the former’s first win over Woodley – this is obviously a pretty big sacrifice for all parties involved.
It will be interesting to see if that sacrifice ultimately pays off.
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Paul enters the rematch against Woodley as a -215 favorite. For obvious reasons his height, reach and overall boxing experience are expected to give the former UFC champ as many problems this time around as they did in their first bout.
Can Paul ultimately keep his incredible winning streak going and set himself up for the big fight he clearly wants next? Time will tell.