Jake Paul claims to be done with hosting high-selling PPV events and is more focused on building his boxing career, which is why he is fighting Andre August, who is not that popular in the world of boxing. Their fight will take place on 15th December.
Paul wants to level up his game step by step. He believes the match with Andre August will give him the experience he needs to slowly escalate his way to the top. Paul’s end goal is to become a world champion, and to fulfil this goal, it will be common for fans to see him fight against more professional boxers in the future as he’s trying to build a solid portfolio.
Jake Paul on fighting Andre August
Recently on The MMA Hour, Jake Paul explained why he’s fighting Andre August. “There’s a lot of reasons,” Paul said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “It’s mostly for me, for my experience, my road to world championship, and to grow inside the squared circle, those four corners.
And to get the time under my belt. I think people, when I said I wanted to become world champion, thought it was just some gimmick or I was saying it just to sell more fights or to gain people’s attention. When I said it, I actually meant it.
This is me acting like a boxing prospect. It’s me building my experience in the ring, taking challenges, and staying sharp in camp. Working, working, working. This is the time I need to be able to get to that level of being the best in the world.
That’s where I’m going to be and that’s where I have my mind set on. It’s my biggest goal and this is the path to get there. It’s no longer about business and making all this money. I’ve already generated $250 million, $200 million in pay-per-view sales.
We’ve done that. Great. Congratulations. This is about real boxing now”.