The sixth boxing bout of Jake Paul’s career is nearing finalization.
Friday, Paul announced on social media platforms a date and location for his next boxing bout. According to the YouTuber-turned-fighter, he’ll compete Aug. 6 at Madison Square Garden, one week earlier than the previously-anticipated Aug. 13 date. While he did not announce his opponent, Paul revealed boxing champion Amanda Serrano will also be on the card. The event will air on Showtime pay-per-view.
Paul, 25, entered the world of combat sports in 2019. He made his professional boxing debut in 2020 when he defeated fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib in Round 1. Ten months later, Paul flattened former NBA player Nate Robinson with a second-round knockout blow.
In 2021, Paul turned his attention to ex-UFC fighters. After he finished Ben Askren in 70 seconds, he defeated Tyron Woodley in back-to-back matches. The first of the two Woodley fights was a lackluster split decision. The second one, which took place in March, resulted in a violent, highlight-reel knockout for Paul.
With the question of who Paul will fight next still up in the air, Matchroom Boxing chairman Eddie Hearn recently mentioned he heard it’ll be Tommy Fury. Prior to the second Woodley match which was scheduled on short-notice, Paul and Fury were expected to meet at the December event. However, Fury withdrew due to injury.