Jake Paul Eyes World Champion Title: Sets His Sights on Andre August
In a significant move in his boxing career, Jake Paul (7-1) is gearing up to face Andre August (10-1-1) in an eight-round cruiserweight match on December 15 at the Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando, Florida. This fight, headlining MVP’s Most Valuable Prospects 4, is not just another bout for Paul; it’s a step towards his dream of becoming a world champion, a dream that many initially took lightly.
Paul has shifted his focus from MMA stars to professional boxers, viewing August as the perfect step in his journey.
“This is my road to becoming a world champion,”
Paul stated to MMA Junkie. He aims to elevate his level of opposition, fighting real professional boxers to grow his experience and hone his skills. With August’s impressive record and experience, Paul faces a formidable challenge.
Despite his relative inexperience, the 26-year-old is confident that his athleticism will bridge the gap until his boxing skills catch up. He believes his physical abilities give him an edge over traditional boxers, setting him on a fast track to acquiring the necessary experience to contend at the highest level.
Additionally, Paul discussed the potential MMA rematch with Nate Diaz that did not materialize. He expressed his readiness to make it happen, attributing the delay to Diaz’s silence. Paul’s partnership with PFL for his MMA career adds another layer to this narrative, teasing a possible MMA debut.
For now, Paul’s focus remains on boxing, particularly his upcoming bout with August. This fight is a strategic move to transition from fighting MMA fighters and influencers to competing against seasoned boxers, ultimately aiming for a shot at boxing legends like Canelo Alvarez. While Paul hints at a potential MMA fight in 2024, his current path is firmly set in the boxing ring, underscoring his commitment to achieving his ambitious goal of becoming a world champion.