Social media star Jake Paul’s highly-anticipated return to the ring is official, and it may be his toughest test yet. ‘The Problem Child’ will face professional boxer Andre August in an eight-round cruiserweight fight on December 15 in Orlando – here’s everything you need to know.
Having fought former MMA stars like Nate Diaz, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva in prior bouts, Paul, 26, takes another step toward establishing himself in the pro boxing landscape with this matchup against August, the most experienced boxer Paul has faced.
August, 35, has 12 professional fights under his belt, winning 10. His most recent fight against Brandon Martin in August 2023 was his first after a near four-year hiatus.
His selection as Paul’s opponent comes as a surprise to many, as August does not have the draw or fit the profile of Paul’s previous opponents.
Read our Jake Paul vs Andre August Tale of the Tape for more on both fighters.
The fight will take place on Friday, December 15th in Orlando, Florida, with the ring walk expected to take place at 11 PM ET and 4 AM (Saturday) in the United Kingdom.
The fight will take place at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida, located less than five miles from the world-famous Walt Disney World Resort.
The fight will be available worldwide on DAZN and will not be a pay-per-view event, but DAZN does charge a $19.99 monthly subscription fee.
No, there aren’t any belts on the line in Paul vs August.
Paul (7-1, 4 KOs) will go into his ninth professional fight off the back of unanimous decision win over former UFC star Nate Diaz in August 2023.
‘The Problem Child’ recently suffered his first career loss in February 2023, a split decision against rival Tommy Fury.
Paul has also logged wins over YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, and former UFC fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (twice).
In October 2022, Paul defeated UFC great Anderson Silva by unanimous decision.
Overall, Paul has won four fights by knockout and three by decision.
August (10-1-1, 5 KOs) has been a professional boxer since 2013, and enters the fight against Paul having won his last five fights.
The Houston-based fighter most recently triumphed against the previously-undefeated Brandon Martin by unanimous decision in August 2023.
Before that, August last fought in November 2019, defeating Santario Martin by unanimous decision.
August’s only professional loss came at the hands of Eric Abraham by TKO in September 2018.
Jake Paul is a -800 favorite to defeat August, who is a +500 shot to hand Paul a second-consecutive loss.