- Jake Paul is set to fight Andre August on December 15
- “The Problem Child” explained how important his next fight is for his career
Jake Paul is stepping inside the ring once again as he is now scheduled to take on pro boxer Andre August next month.
The wait is over
For obvious reasons, combat sports fans across the globe has been waiting for Paul’s next move. After securing a decisive win over UFC legend Nate Diaz, the world-famous YouTuber-turned-boxer has agreed to face August in a pro boxing match.
The fight will take place on December 15 in Orlando, Florida but will not be available on pay-per-view. Instead, the match will be included in DAZN’s regular subscription.
Jake Paul vs Andre August on Dec 15th will not be on PPV and is included within the regular DAZN subscription worldwide. Jake said: "So far, my entire boxing career has been on PPV, but now it’s about more than business. Now I want to build my experience in the ring."
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 8, 2023
What the match means to Jake’s career
As most combat sports fans know, Paul has found massive success in defeating aging and former MMA fighters, specifically, Diaz, Anderson Silva, Ben Askren, and Tyron Woodley. In his first match against a pro boxer in Tommy Fury, Paul failed and suffered the first loss of his surging boxing career.
With that in mind, “The Problem Child” is ready to give himself another chance by trying to secure a win over August, who has a pro boxing record of 10-1 with five wins coming by way of knockout.
In an Instagram post, Paul opened up about his thoughts heading into next fight and how pivotal it would be for his road to world championship contention.
“Ask and I shall deliver. August has more KO’s than me, more wins than me, more experience than me, but I like to gamble. The path to world champ starts here. Just straight up boxing,” Paul wrote.
In a press release, Paul also pointed out that he has decided to take his boxing career to the next level and it will all begin by fighting guys like August.
“So far, my entire boxing career has been on PPV, but now it’s about more than business. Now I want to build my experience in the ring,” Paul said.
“I’m a professional boxer and I want to be world champion, so I need to pursue the path towards greatness against people who have been boxing their whole life,” he added.
As it stands, Paul has a pro boxing record of 7-1. Needless to say, “The Problem Child” believes that he is viewed as an underdog against August but a win could open up another great opportunity for him in the world of pro boxing.