What’s next for Jake Paul after stunning KO victory over Andre August?

On December 15, in Florida, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul defeated Andre August with an uppercut in the first round to secure his eighth professional victory. His first victory against a seasoned fighter came after a controversial split decision loss to Tommy Fury in February.

Defying all odds, The Problem Child’ proved his boxing abilities and made a lasting impression on the sport. In the world of professional boxing, Paul’s fascinating career path is still attracting interest from both admirers and detractors.

When is Jake Paul’s next fight?

The 26-year-old former YouTuber recently made public the details of his next fight, which is scheduled to take place as the co-main event on the undercard of Amanda Serrano’s fight against Nina Meinke, an IBF mandatory challenger, and unified women’s featherweight champion.

‘The Problem Child’s visit to Puerto Rico marks Saturday, March 2, 2024, at El Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan as a significant moment. Excitement is growing in the lively Puerto Rican boxing scene as Paul prepares to begin a new chapter in his boxing journey, despite the opponent’s identity remaining unknown.

A layer of championship intensity is added to the card with the upcoming fight featuring WBO junior flyweight champion Jonathan Gonzalez getting ready for his third title defense. In addition, American actor Javon Walton will make his professional boxing debut at the event.

Ex-UFC champion claims Jake Paul’s viral KOs are staged

Jake Paul is one of the most well-known names in “influencer boxing,” having an impressive record of eight victories and one defeat. Even with Paul’s stellar statistics, doubts remain, most notably from former UFC champion Rampage Jackson.

Jackson’s misgivings heighten the controversy and draw attention to the continuous discussion about the qualifications of influencers entering the professional boxing ring. The story of Paul’s unusual journey in the sport is made more interesting by the conflicting viewpoints.

In a conversation with Happy Punch, Jackson was especially skeptical of the influencer-turned-boxer’s knockouts. “I don’t know, to be honest, but it looks like…it’s kind of like set up,” said the former Bellator and UFC heavyweight champion.

Going further, Rampage speculated that there may be a lot of money involved in Paul’s knockouts. “He’s making a lot of money in there. Right? What if you (are) just telling these guys: I’ll give you an extra two million.”

The only victory that has escaped Paul so far is his bout against the British Tommy Fury. In this regard, Jackson considered that perhaps Jake couldn’t pay Fury, “because Tommy Fury is different.”

Even though Paul defeated Nate Diaz, his failure to achieve a knockout made Jackson doubt Paul’s winning streak. Jackson continued to question Paul’s accomplishments and raise the possibility of bribery as a way to win in the strange world of influencer boxing.

Rampage is still skeptical about influencer boxing, an enigmatic sport. Jackson also casts doubt on the validity of Jake’s wins and expresses concern about possible nontraditional strategies in this changing environment.


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