Jake Paul to fight scarcely known professional boxer before end of this year, and event will not be on PPV
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Jake Paul to fight scarcely known professional boxer before end of this year, and event will not be on PPV

Nov 9, 2023

Jake Paul will return to the ring to fight Andre August on December 15 in Orlando, Florida.

The 7-1 (4 KOs) YouTuber-turned-boxer is facing a little-known professional who is 10-1-1 (5 KOs).

Paul is looking to register his first win over a pro boxer after previously losing to Tommy Fury

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Paul is looking to register his first win over a pro boxer after previously losing to Tommy FuryCredit: Getty
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August is 35 years of age and has had 12 pro fights over the span of ten years.

His first setback was a draw with debutant Rudy Lozano in his second ever bout in 2014 and he was later beaten by Eric Abraham (3-3) in his seventh contest in 2018.

Since then, August has had five straight victories.

Paul built a record of 6-0 against influencers and MMA stars before suffering a split decision loss to Tommy Fury in February of this year.

He has since bounced back by beating Nate Diaz and will now fight a pro boxer for the second time.

“I’m a professional boxer and I want to be world champion,” Paul explained.

“So I need to pursue the path towards greatness against people who have been boxing their whole life.

“So far, my entire boxing career has been on pay-per-view, but now it’s about more than business.

“Now I want to build my experience in the ring against seasoned fighters.

“I’m coming to prove my greatness on Friday, December 15 live on DAZN for the world to see.”

August added: “I don’t talk very much. I’m all about that action.

“Jake Paul has the money, the fame, the team and the resources but he doesn’t have my hunger.

“When that bell rings, I am going to go straight to Jake Paul and ring his bell and send him back to YouTube for good.”

MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian said: “Jake’s global star power has already made him one of the biggest names in boxing.

“He’s sold more pay-per-views over his first eight fights than any other boxer ever and he’s one of the few names in the game advocating for women and prospects in the sport.

“And now he’s once again doing what very few of the best and biggest boxers in the world have done in their 9th professional fight – fighting someone with a better record and more experience.

“Thank you to DAZN for working with us to make this event accessible to fans around the world. Paul vs August and Green vs Crews-Dezurn are going to make for an unforgettable fight night for fans.”


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