Jake Paul will take on Andre August this December in his next appearance inside the boxing ring. Many wondered if Paul and Nate Diaz would have a rematch – either in boxing or MMA – but instead, Paul will take on a 10-1-1 fighter in a pro bout.
While plans for a rematch with Nate Diaz have fallen through, Jake Paul now has his next opponent set.
Paul will meet Andre August in December in a cruiserweight contest scheduled for eight rounds.
The fight, announced by Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, will take place from the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida on December 15.
Paul, who owns a record of 7-1 with four knockouts as a boxer, is coming off a decision win vs. Diaz this past August. He suffered his first loss in February to Tommy Fury, the brother of reigning heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Jake Paul Takes Down Nate Diaz
Along with besting Diaz, Paul also holds wins over former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley to go with NBA player Nate Robinson and ex-Bellator and ONE titleholder Ben Askren.
“Ask and I shall deliver,” Paul said. “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.”
Jake Paul Opponent Owns 10 Wins, Five KOs
August is 10-1 with five knockout wins to his credit during his career. A native of Texas, August downed Brandon Martin earlier this year nad also holds wins over Santario Martin, Christian Solozano and Jorge Garcia in recent fights.
He did not compete in an official match from late in 2019 until this past August when he returned to the ring.
August has won five straight bouts overall.
“Jake Paul has the money, the fame, the team and the resources but he doesn’t have my hunger,” August said (thanks to ESPN for the quotes). “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.”
Paul’s business partner and co-founder of MVP, Nakisa Bidarian, vouched for the decision to fight a relative unknown in August.
“Pound-for-pound, the great Terence Crawford fought a 9-14 opponent in his ninth fight, Canelo Alvarez fought a 0-1 opponent and Gervonta Davis fought an opponent that had 31 losses,” Bidarian said. “But Terence, Canelo and Gervonta didn’t have the world watching. Jake Paul does, and he’s once again putting it all on the line taking on a 10-1 opponent.”
The bout will air live on DAZN with a co-main event between Shadasia Green and Franchon Crews-Dezrun for the WBC women’s super middleweight championship.