Jake Paul‘s leaving a ton of cash on the desk in his upcoming boxing match … telling TMZ Sports he is extra targeted on being a world champion than promoting Pay-per-views.
The 26-year-old Problem Child is going through off in opposition to 35-year-old professional boxer Andre August in Orlando subsequent month … which is a stark distinction from his standard big-name opponents like Tommy Fury, Nate Diaz and Anderson Silva.
Paul says that is by design … as he must tackle real-deal boxers to each silence his haters and transfer towards his objective of being one of the best fighter on the planet — even when it does not line his pockets like his different high-profile bouts.
“This might be only a break-even struggle for me,” Jake informed Michael Babcock on the TMZ Sports TV present on FS1. “I most likely will not even become profitable on it. Who is aware of what the result is. It’s $200,000 for a personal jet to fly round simply to get me there and again.”
But, that is not fazing Jake — he makes it clear his solely concern is sprucing his abilities and taking over a much bigger problem in opposition to a man with extra wins and knockouts below his belt.
“He’s a beast, he is a canine and he is coming to win,” Jake stated of his opponent. “This is his make-or-break second as a boxer himself. It’s gonna be a extremely good struggle.”
Jake made a terrific level — all the world has watched all of his fights from the very starting … which is unprecedented for somebody within the sport. Usually, dudes tackle smaller bouts to achieve extra expertise earlier than getting large.
Jake defined he isn’t going to go away the huge PPV alternatives for good — which is perhaps excellent news for former boxing champion Andre Ward, who beforehand informed us he was occupied with taking over one of many Paul brothers sooner or later.
Jake stated despite the fact that he may see himself taking over Fury, KSI or an MMA match with Nate Diaz down the street, his solely objective proper now’s turning into the absolute best pugilist he might be.