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Jake Paul Admits He Could Lose Money in Next Boxing Match Against Andre August

Poor Ticket Sales Pose Risk to Jake Paul's Wallet

YouTube sensation-turned-boxer Jake Paul has revealed that he may end up losing money in his upcoming boxing match against Andre August. The highly anticipated bout is scheduled for December 15 and will be broadcast live on DAZN. However, Paul's concern stems from poor ticket sales, which could result in a financial setback for the internet star.

Experience Trumps Financial Gain for Paul

Despite the potential loss, Jake Paul remains undeterred. The aspiring professional boxer sees the fight as an opportunity to gain valuable experience. While his previous opponents have primarily been retired MMA fighters or fellow YouTubers, Paul is now eager to test his skills against a seasoned pro boxer like August. Financial rewards are taking a backseat to his desire for personal growth in the ring.

A Break-Even Fight for Paul

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Jake Paul admitted that he is willing to forego significant earnings for this match. He stated, "100 per cent I'm foregoing a lot of money. This is probably a break-even fight for me; I probably won't even make money on it. It's not about the money, it's really about staying sharp and the experience of challenging myself in the ring with these guys – he's a beast."

A Fortune Worth Counting

Jake Paul claims to have "lost count" of his net worth, with Forbes estimating it to be around £31.4 million. His previous fight against Tommy Fury earlier this year reportedly earned him close to £24 million, marking his first loss in the ring. Additionally, Paul's three fights in 2021 against Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley brought in an estimated £30 million.

MMA Ambitions on the Horizon

Not content with just boxing, Jake Paul has expressed his desire to pursue a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). He hopes to have his first MMA fight by the end of 2024, expanding his combat sports repertoire. The internet star continues to make waves in the world of combat sports, and fans eagerly await his next move.