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Sylvester Stallone said he believes YouTuber Jake Paul would lose his upcoming fight against UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

While signing autographs after leaving a restaurant on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California, the “Rocky” star was asked by paparazzi if Paul had an advantage against Woodley, who is coming off of a four-fight losing streak. “Woodley is strong. I don’t think it’s gonna be an easy night,” Stallone said.

The fight is slated for August 28, as The Athletic reported, though no formal announcement has been made.

The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger tweeted on Monday that sources told him Paul would be fighting Woodley after the influencer signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime.

Paul, who has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and is known for his controversies and risky stunts on YouTube, recently started his professional boxing career. His first professional fight was in January 2020 against YouTuber AnEsonGib, whose real name is Ali Loui Al-Fakhri, which Paul won. Since then, he has been undefeated, beating longtime UFC fighter Ben Askren in April.

Woodley has been fighting professionally for 12 years and won the welterweight championship in 2016.

Stallone, who is known for playing Rocky Balboa, the titular boxer in the “Rocky” film franchise, has previously commented on YouTuber-turned-boxers. When a paparazzo asked if Jake’s brother, Logan, could knock out Floyd Mayweather – the two are going to be in the ring on June 6 – Stallone doubted his abilities.

“You never know, he got two hands,” he said. “But, I doubt it.”

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