Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) today announced that Jake “The Problem Child” Paul (7-1, 4 KOs) will face professional boxer Andre August (10-1-1 5 KOs) on Friday, December 15 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, FL.
Paul vs. August, an eight-round cruiserweight fight, will headline MVP’s Most Valuable Prospects IV, presented by Celsius Essential Energy Drink.
August has the most experience and KOs of any opponent Paul has faced in his career. Paul vs. August will be offered as part of the DAZN subscription package.
Facing his first loss at the hands of Tommy Fury in February by a split decision, Paul found himself back on top in August, defeating Nate Diaz by unanimous decision.
“I’m a professional boxer and I want to be world champion, so I need to pursue the path towards greatness against people who have been boxing their whole life,” said Paul. “So far, my entire boxing career has been on pay-per-view, but now it’s about more than business. Now I want to build my experience in the ring against seasoned fighters. I’m coming to prove my greatness on Friday, December 15th live on DAZN for the world to see.”
Hailing from the streets of Beaumont, Texas, August found himself drawn into street fighting due to his involvement with gang activity following the passing of his mother during his sophomore year of high school. Fueled by an unyielding fire and a growing passion to do more, he made a defining choice to pursue boxing.
At 10-1-1 with five KO's, August is coming off a unanimous decision victory over the undefeated 7-0 Brandon Martin and currently riding a five-fight winning streak.
“I don't talk very much. I’m all about that action! Jake Paul has the money, the fame, the team and the resources but he doesn’t have my hunger,” said August. “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.”
MVP’s Shadasia “The Sweet Terminator” Green is also set to take on Franchón Crews-Dezurn for the WBC super middleweight title, as a special championship feature on the Paul vs. August card – marking MVP’s latest significant women’s championship fight as the company works to establish equity across the sport.