“I’m Putting the Silverback On His Back”: Despite Jake Paul’s Cheeky Response, Fans Show No Interest in His Upcoming Fight vs. Pro Boxer Andre August

Published 11/16/2023, 10:03 AM EST

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In the realm of digital boxing spectacles, the unveiling of Most Valuable Promotions’ teaser video introducing Andre ‘The Silverback’ August has stirred a cocktail of excitement and skepticism. Andre boasts a formidable record of 10-1-1 with 5 knockouts, so is naturally a force to be reckoned with and with a high-profile star like Jake Paul, you’d think matters were getting juicy. 

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August’s recent triumph against a 7-0 opponent sets the stage for a high-stakes clash with Jake Paul on Friday, December 15th. Despite the tireless promotion Jake Paul has been doing, the common audience response is that nobody cares about this upcoming bout. Fans questioned Paul’s motives for going after a lesser-known boxer. However, Paul, and the co-founder of MVP, Nakia Bidarian, had something remarkable to say about this unusual choice. Ahead of their epic showdown, one salty remark sent the internet into a tizzy.

 Jake Paul introduces The Silverback. Responses fall flat.

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Jake Paul, never shying away from cheeky banter, confidently declares., “I’m putting the silverback on his back in 30 days.”Adding a layer of drama to the narrative leading up to the December showdown, this bold proclamation is coupled with an intriguing reference to August’s allegedly well-fortified chest.

However, as the digital boxing hype machine churns, a candid reality check emerges with the blunt statement that resonates beyond the realms of Most Valuable Promotions: .a prevailing sentiment echoes through the online sports community: “No offense, but nobody cares about this fight.”

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The online sports community, reflecting a broader skepticism, suggests that interest—or the lack thereof—goes beyond the promotional banner under which the bout is presented.” The crazy thing is if Jake Paul wins, people will say it was rigged”. The anticipation surrounding the clash between August and Paul presents a compelling story within the ever-evolving saga of Jake Paul’s boxing ventures. 

There were some positive comments, however, with this fan questioning Andre’s unreal body as – Mans got his chest welded”

Amidst the unfolding drama, the call for August to “turn on his socials at least” hints at a perceived lack of engagement from the new boxing sensation, potentially contributing to the apathetic response from fans. Whether the fight garners attention or not, the digital boxing arena remains a space where credibility and authenticity are continually scrutinized.

Why did Paul choose the lesser-known August?

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Explaining Jake Paul’s decision to face Andre August, ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ (MVP) releases a statement. Paul expresses his desire to become a world champion and sees August as the next logical step in his journey towards greatness. He emphasizes the need to gain experience in the ring against seasoned fighters who have devoted their lives to boxing.

Nakisa Bidarian, the co-founder of MVP, defends the choice of opponent, ranking Jake Paul above boxing legends like Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford, and Gervonta Davis at this stage in their respective careers. Bidarian emphasizes that, in his ninth professional fight, Paul is facing someone with a superior record. In addition to more experience than some established boxers encountered early in their careers. He points out instances where Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez, and Gervonta Davis faced opponents with less impressive records in their ninth fights. However, didn’t command the same level of global attention as Jake Paul does now.

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As the countdown to December 15th ticks away, the clash between Jake Paul and Andre August stands at the intersection of bravado and skepticism. Regardless of the promotional efforts, the overarching sentiment seems clear. The online sports community remains unconvinced, showcasing a collective lack of interest in the upcoming spectacle. To conclude, only time will reveal if the narrative can be transformed into the ring.

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Simona Pereira

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Simona Isha Pereira is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in content creation, Simona thrives on the raw energy and riveting pre-game drama as much as the bouts themselves. One of Simona's defining moments in boxing occurred during the "Terence vs.
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