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How much are Jake Paul and Andre August getting paid for Friday’s cruiserweight bout

Jake Paul and Andre August face off on Friday, December 15 in a cruiserweight fight. We break down the purse for both fighters.

Jake Paul v Hasim Rahman Jr - Press Conference Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Jake Paul is keeping the celebrity boxing spirit alive and on December 15 he returns in a cruiserweight bout against Andre August. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and will take place at the Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida.

The “Problem Child” is tired of former UFC pros and NBA players, now he steps into the ring with a ‘legitimate’ boxer for just the second time in his career. It’ll be his third fight of 2023, after losing to Tommy Fury in February but rebounding with a win over Nate Diaz in August. Antics aside, Paul remains hungry for some notoriety in the sport.

August is a 35-year-old journeyman who comes into this bout following a decision win over Brandon Martin. They’re several holes in his resume, but according to BoxRec he has five knockout wins and has fought professionally for about 10 years.

Paul has become a cash cow for any fighter, but this bout seems less about the name and more about the competition. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at what rumors and numbers have swirled around a purse payout for this one.

Jake Paul-Andre August purse

Purse numbers for this fight have not been announced, but several sources have accounted that Paul may not make much for it. According to TMZ Sports, Paul has claimed he may not even break even for the fight. This is no surprise given the lack of popularity with a fighter like August.

Paul took home a reported $3.2 million before PPV sales in his Dubai fight against Fury. In his matchup with Diaz, Paul earned another $5 million, according to Marca.

While numbers for Paul are uncertain, for August it seems like a solid opportunity to audition for another fight down the road. The lesser-known challenger is based out of Texas and regardless of the outcome, is due a lot more attention following the outcome of the bout.