Jake Paul has come under fire after training footage of his upcoming opponent, Andre August, surfaced online as people are not convinced that this will exactly be a tough test for the YouTuber.
When Jake Paul started his boxing career, he immediately fought a number of former MMA stars such as Ben Askren, Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley. Despite adding a few more wins to his record, many critics felt that ‘The Problem Kid’ really needed to fight a ‘real’ fighter.
Answering those questions, he confronts Tommy Fury, who has been with him his entire life. However, this boxer turned YouTuber was defeated by his long-time opponent. That set his world title ambitions back a bit, but he’s back on the horse with the new Nate Diaz.
Jake will return to the ring in mid-December to face Andre August – a 35-year-old boxer who, despite being out of action for four years, has compiled a 10-1-1 record.
Andre August’s training video was filmed before his fight with Jake Paul
August primarily fought in regional shows in Texas and footage of those fights was sparse. However, some of his workout footage has now surfaced online and fans are less than impressed.
In fact, after seeing the 35-year-old compete, many people mocked Jake for choosing him as his next opponent. “Jake will win, he looks terrible for his record,” one person said. “Jake and his team know what they are doing, but Jake will win sadly,” another added.
“Damn, how deep did Jake search to find this clown?” another quipped. “It’s crazy that you guys found someone as bad as Jake,” another viewer commented.
Jake hyped the fight by noting that August had the advantage in experience and had more wins via knockout, but many fans didn’t believe it.
‘The Problem Kid’ is the betting favorite going into the match, but it will be interesting to see what happens on fight night and whether Jake can get back to winning ways. Are not.