Jake Paul and Andre August Clash At Presser Over Sparring Remarks – ‘Did Your Coach Tell You I Dropped Him?’

Jake Paul squared up to Andre August in a heated face-off after claiming he dropped August’s coach in sparring ahead of their cruiserweight clash on December 15th, 2023. 

Paul faces the second professional boxer of his career following his split-decision loss against Tommy Fury. The boxer returned from the defeat with a unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz, who made his boxing debut. Paul knows a victory boosts his aspirations of winning a world title and securing a lucrative fight with Canelo Alvarez. His choice of opponent was criticised, but Paul outlined how it was a logical step as he works his way through the ranks. 

“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.

“I think the path that I’m on now tees me up in the future to fight Canelo,” Paul said. “It’s even just showing him that I can go 10 or 12 rounds with you, [that] I’ve done that with real, legitimate pro boxers and beat them. So when I beat these guys in the year or two to come, and continue to raise the level of opposition, I think me vs. Canelo becomes a really interesting fight,” Paul said 

August is in the biggest fight of his career. His record stands at 10-1-1, with five wins on the bounce. August had been away from the ring for four years before returning in August to beat Brandon Martin. In the co-main event, Shadasia Green and Franchon Crews Dezurn fight for the vacant WBC super middleweight title. The belt became vacant after the undisputed champion, Savannah Marshall, pulled out of facing her mandatory, Green, with an injury. Here are the key highlights from the presser. 

Highlights

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