Jake Paul explains why he is fighting Andre August

Jake Paul sheds some light on his future plans for his boxing career.

by Aryan Lakhani
Jake Paul explains why he is fighting Andre August
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Jake Paul is strongly committed to fulfilling his goal of becoming a world champion. After securing massive success financially by delivering high-selling PPV events, Paul has decided to divert his attention back to building his boxing career.

Paul will fight the professional boxer Andre August on 15th December; his motive behind it is very simple: he wants to build a portfolio filled with professional boxers so that he can start his climb and achieve his goal of fighting for the belt.

Paul is 0-1 against professional boxers; it will be fascinating to see if he claims his first-ever win against a professional boxer.

Jake Paul on his boxing career

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Jake Paul expressively spoke about his goals and his boxing career.

“This is my road to becoming a world champion,” Paul said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “When I’ve said that and uttered those words, I think people took it as a joke or, ‘He’s just saying that to market himself or make himself a bigger fighter or ruffle feathers and get media headlines and stuff,’ but they didn’t actually think I was being serious.

I’m dead serious. That is what I’m going to do and this is the step in that direction. We’ve done the big pay-per-views. We’ve generated $200 million in sales, and this is now taking a step back from like business, and MMA fighters, and big names, to just grow my experience, to stay sharp, to elevate my level of opposition and to fight real pro boxers who have been doing this their whole life.

He’s more experienced than me, (has) more knockouts than me, (is) 10-1, a beast, and he’s going to come to fight. The Problem Child” lacks in experience as he pursues gold, but the 26-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer thinks his athleticism can carry him until his experience catches up”.

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