Following his unanimous decision victory against MMA veteran Nate Diaz in August of this year, Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) and DAZN today announced that Youtuber turned boxer Jake “The Problem Child” Paul (7-1, 4 KOs) will return to the ring on December 15th.
The opponent has yet to be finalized and few details were revealed on where the event will land. While not stated, the contest will likely be part of a pay-per-view.
“Jake’s star power and popularity have proved that he has what it takes to command massive audiences worldwide and become the biggest name in boxing. In just eight professional fights so far, Jake has already demonstrated his historical commercial draw, that he is a force to be reckoned with, and that he is on the way to making an everlasting impact on the sport inside and outside the ring,” said Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions.
“We are proud to partner with DAZN to bring Jake Paul back to global audiences on December 15th as he continues his unwavering pursuit to become a world champion and put on massive events.”
Marking Paul’s ninth professional fight, the bout will be available globally via DAZN – who also carried the fight with Diaz on pay-per-view.
“Jake Paul is a superstar in and out the ring and we are excited to once again have him fighting on DAZN,” said Joe Markowski, CEO of DAZN North America. “And what a run of shows DAZN has for you in December! Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Regis Prograis, Sunny Edwards, Bam Rodriguez and of course Jake Paul all fighting live and only on DAZN.”
Facing his first loss at the hands of Tommy Fury in February by an eight round split decision, Paul found himself back in the mix in August, defeating Nate Diaz by unanimous decision.
“8 fights in the boxing game and I’m already its biggest name,” said Jake Paul. “I’ve proved that I can headline the biggest global events and defy the odds. PPV after PPV after PPV, and I’m just getting started. My mission is to be a world champion and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get there. December 15th is the next step on my journey, and I promise you’re not going to want to miss it.”