The duo are set to square off on December 15th, 2023, as Paul aims to continue the momentum that he received after beating Nate Diaz via a unanimous decision. The decision to face August was critical in that his opponent is a professional boxer. And after having lost to Tommy Fury, who was the first professional boxer that Paul had been in the ring with, it was vital to face tougher opposition. August has a record of 10-1 and recently returned to beat Brandon Martin in August after having been absent from the ring for four years. And yet, the decision to face August has been questioned, given that the fighter was not a big name. In response, Paul hit back at his critics.
“Shut the f**k up if you still hating. Boxer true and true. Better record than me. More wins by KO than me. Same weight,” Paul said
Ultimately, Paul is doing the right things by working his way up the ranks. If the Problem Child does desire to genuinely fight for a world title, then having these fights will only improve his skillset moving forward. And given that Paul can command big paydays, there will be no shortage of fighters who are lining up to face him.
We know what’s up Jake.
You’re paving your own path and knocking people out along the way.
World champ by 2025 g 👍💪
— Liam Freeman (@LiquidatorPod) November 8, 2023
you are 0-1 vs a real boxer and Fury is at the bottom of the barrel in professional boxers
— Coby's Gambling Corner (@CobyValentine) November 8, 2023
Can’t wait for your fight in December 😉
— Luna 🌙 (@Lil_Luna_IRL) November 8, 2023