August arrives into the fight following a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Martin in August. Before that, August had been out of the ring for four years. That period of inactivity may play a part in the fight. Paul has already fought two times this year. A split-decision loss against Tommy Fury was his first loss against a professional boxer. Jake bounced back with a win over Nate Diaz, who was making his boxing debut. Now August presents Paul with another challenge since he will be the second pro boxer Paul has faced.
“I never expected it. It was really an amazing thing for me. I’m cool with it, and I’m pretty sure he’s cool with it, too. They actually picked me. I’m ready to get it on and show y’all some fireworks on December 15th. …(A win) does a bunch of things for me. It’s really a blessing. It’s really a dream come true. It does a lot, things I can’t even speak on or imagine. I just could say I’m blessed,” August said
A victory for August will likely earn him a rematch and, at least, a huge payday. After that, he could target other fighters in the Youtube/influencer boxing scene, with Tommy Fury and KSI being legitimate opponents. But before that can happen, he cannot overlook Paul.