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Paul vs Woodley fight card: Baranchyk faces Love, Fury takes on Taylor, plus more

Former world champion Ivan Baranchyk and UK stars Daniel Dubois and Tommy Fury compete in separate bouts on Paul vs Woodley undercard

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley square off at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday August 29, which makes it Monday August 30 in the UK and Australia. The contest features social media sensation up against former UFC welterweight champion in an eight-round matchup, headlining boxing fight card live on pay-per-view on FITE across the world and on Kayo in Australia, starting at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT in the US, 1 am BST in the UK and 10 am AEST in Australia.

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In addition to the previously announced co-feature, pitting Amanda Serrano in defense of her unified WBC and WBO featherweight titles against Yamileth Mercado, three matchups joined the action. A former junior welterweight world champion, Baranchyk will step into the ring to face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love in a 10-round showdown, seeking another run at the 140-pound title, while Love looks to score a career-best win.

The hard-hitting heavyweight Daniel Dubois, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Joe Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the pay-per-view telecast. Additional action includes top-10 ranked junior middleweight and 2016 US Olympian Charles Conwell taking on Lucas Bastida of Argentina in a 10-round fight.

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Paul vs Woodley tickets to witness all the action at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday, August 29 are on sale. Tickets can be purchased through Vivid Seats.

Ivan Baranchyk faces off Montana Love

The Belarusian Baranchyk now fights out of Oklahoma and will look to move closer to another world title opportunity with a win August 29. Sporting a 20-2 record with 13 knockouts, the 28-year-old returns to the ring after fighting in the 2020 Fight of the Year against Jose Zepeda last October. The two fighters combined to score a staggering eight knockdowns in the instant classic won by Zepeda. Baranchyk became a world champion in 2018 by stopping then unbeaten Anthony Yigit in seven rounds.

He steps in against Love, a graduate of the ShoBox: The New Generation series who owns a 15-0-1 record with seven knockouts. A highly accomplished amateur, Love will be fighting in his hometown of Cleveland for the second time in his career.

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“This is a big step for me,” said Baranchyk. “I am grateful to get back in the ring with someone like Montana after my loss. I want to show everyone that I’m back, I’m stronger, and I’m a new version of myself. I want to thank my fans for the support you’ve always given me. On August 29, it’s SHOWTIME, baby!”

“I know Ivan is a strong young fighter, but he has some ugly habits,” said Love. “We’re having a grueling camp right now and I’m going to keep it ‘Too Pretty’ on fight night. Cleveland deserves the show I’m about to put on.”

Daniel Dubois takes on Joe Cusumano

A promising heavyweight contender at 23 years old, Dubois has compiled a 16-1 record with 15 knockouts since turning pro in 2017. Dubois had an impressive amateur career as a five-time British junior national champion. A London-native, Dubois’ lone professional loss came against top heavyweight contender Joe Joyce in November 2020. Dubois rebounded quickly with an emphatic second-round knockout of Bogdan Dinu in June to capture the Interim WBA Heavyweight Title.

Now, he takes on the 33-year-old Cusumano, who has won four of his last five bouts with all of those victories coming by stoppage. With a record of 19-3, his 17 knockouts give him an impressive 77% KO ratio. Fighting out of Danville, Virginia, Cusumano most recently knocked out Gregory Corbin in November 2020.

“I am ready now to push on and build on the WBA interim title I won in my last fight,” said Dubois. “I am thrilled to take the show on the road and look to win the American public over. I am told the American public love heavyweight boxing, so it is time to introduce them to Daniel Dubois. I will make sure it is a name they won’t forget.”

Tommy Fury battles Anthony Taylor

Already a crossover star after his runner-up finish on the hit U.K. reality TV show “Love Island”, Fury will look to follow in the footsteps of his boxing-rich family and establish his own championship legacy. The 23-year-old from Manchester is 6-0 with four knockouts, having most recently earned a unanimous decision over Jordan Grant in June.

Fury will be opposed by Alameda, California’s Taylor, an experienced MMA competitor who dropped his sole pro boxing appearance in 2017 by split-decision. The 32-year-old’s MMA experience includes five Bellator fights and a 7-5 overall record with wins in his last five fights. Taylor is currently training in Puerto Rico and is a regular sparring partner of Jake Paul as he prepares for his bout against Woodley.

“American fans can, as always with me, expect a big dirty knockout,” said Fury. “That is what I say and that is what I try to bring. I want to put on a masterclass performance and show levels again and show how much I am improving. This is another step on my journey to world titles.”

Paul vs Woodley fight card

The current Paul vs Woodley fight card looks as the following:

Main Card

  • Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, 8 rounds, cruiserweight
  • Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado, 10 rounds, featherweight – Serrano’s WBC and WBO featherweight titles
  • Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love, 10 rounds, junior welterweight
  • Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano, 10 rounds, heavyweight
  • Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor, 6 rounds, 180-pound catchweight

Undercard

  • Charles Conwell vs. Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida, 10 rounds, junior middleweight
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