It's time to break down the upcoming bout between Jake Paul and Andre August, who will go head-to-head on December 15 at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Paul, who initially rose to prominence as a Disney actor and YouTuber, is set to make his ninth foray into professional boxing in mid-December, having turned his attention to combat sports less than three years ago.
Up next for him is August, a relatively little-known boxer with 12 fights under his belt and here we take a look at the make-up of both fighters.
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|Jake Paul||Andre August|
|Height||6ft 1in||5ft 10in|
|Weight||200 lbs||201 1bs|
|Record||7-1 (4 KOs)||10-1-1 (5 KOs)|
|Last Fight||W (UD) v Nate Diaz (August 2023)||W (UD) v Brandon Martin (August 2023)|
Although the sample size of Paul’s boxing results is limited, there is no denying that he has established himself as a legitimate fighter. This is no joke for him.
Say what you will about his lack of top-quality competition, but the 26-year-old boasts a 7-1 record and has at least managed to score victories over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (knockout) and former MMA legend Anderson Silva (points decision).
His lone loss has come at the hands of Tommy Fury, the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, via split decision. At 10-0, Fury is the most successful boxer Paul has faced so far.
August, 35, has not yet challenged for any major boxing titles. The Beaumont, Texas native won the Texas Combative Sports Program Light Heavyweight title in November 2019 with a win over Santario Martin via unanimous decision.
For Paul, what may have started out as gimmick in the eyes of the public has developed into a very real thing. With basically unlimited resources and access to the best possible training, a few years of dedication can go a long way.
The Cleveland native may not have perfect fundamentals, but he is a very good athlete with a decent enough defense who can hit extremely hard. He seems to be able to take punches pretty well, too.
Of course, August has other ideas, namely to give his opponent a boxing lesson.
"Jake Paul has the money, the fame, the team and the resources, but he doesn't have my hunger," August recently stated. "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."
Will August’s fundamentals be enough to accomplish that feat and earn him the most notable victory of his career, or will Paul’s power be too much?
We will find out on December 15 in Orlando.