Things you didn't know about Jake Paul's next opponent Andre August
Jake Paul (7-1, 4KO) has confirmed that he will face Andre August (10-1-1, 5KO) in his next professional boxing fight on December 15 in Orlando, Florida. The fight will be broadcast by DAZN.
So who is next opponent? Find out all about Andre August below:
Andre August was born September 30, 1988 in Beaumont, Texas, USA. He now lives in Houston, Texas.
He is now 35-years-old and 5'10" (178cm).
He's ranked #45 cruiserweight in America.
He won his professional debut in May 2013 within 41 seconds!
For his fourth pro bout, he was trained by former two-weight world champion Reggie Johnson, who held the WBA middleweight title from 1992-93 and the IBF light-heavyweight title from 1998-99. August won the fight against debutant Randon Montgomery via second-round TKO.
In September 2018, he suffered his first and only loss to Eric Abraham (TKO-2).
Andre was absent from the ring for two years between August 2015-August 2017, and again for even longer between November 2019-August 2023.
He won the Texas light-heavyweight title in his penultimate bout in November 2019.
He studied Kinesiology at Blinn College.
Andre has a two-year-old son and a baby daughter, and he has an older brother called Micah, and their father is called McKinley.
He had a pet dog named Juice, who sadly passed away earlier this year in March.
What have they said?
Andre August: "Jake Paul has the money, the fame, the team and the resources but he doesn't have my hunger. 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."
Jake Paul: "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."
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