Jake Paul knocks out Andre August with HUGE uppercut in first round of showdown with professional boxer as he seals second straight win since Tommy Fury loss

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Written By Maya Cantina

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Jake Paul needed just over two minutes to wipe out Andre August with a brutal right uppercut as he cruised to victory in Orlando on Friday night.

Four months since getting the better of UFC legend Nate Diaz, Paul was back in the boxing ring and looking to claim his second straight win since losing to bitter rival Tommy Fury earlier this year.

August, who first turned professional back in 2013, represented only the second legitimate boxer the online superstar has faced in his four-year career as a fighter – and the first since Fury.

Yet in the end, the more-experienced pro’s greater schooling counted for very little. 

With just 40 seconds of the first round remaining, Paul unleashed a vicious right uppercut which sent August tumbling to the canvas flat on his back.

A huge uppercut sent August tumbling

Jake Paul needed just over two minutes to wipe out Andre August with a huge uppercut

The 10-1-1 fighter was clearly in no position to continue despite attempting to beat the count

The 10-1-1 fighter was clearly in no position to continue despite attempting to beat the count

Paul has now claimed two consecutive victories since suffering the first defeat of his career

Paul has now claimed two consecutive victories since suffering the first defeat of his career

Despite his best efforts to beat the count, the 35-year-old was clearly in no position to continue as he struggled to get back to his feet, meaning the referee waved off the contest to seal Paul’s eighth pro victory.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer will now begin mapping out his next move in the sport, with a potential shot at redemption against Fury likely to be top of his wish-list.

For now, though, Paul is satisfied with another highlight-reel knockout that he believes was his best one yet.

‘I think this is the best one,’ he said at the post-fight press conference. ‘Just because it was the first round, I was calling it the whole entire week. 

‘Not getting hit one time in the fight and just setting him up for that. He kept on ducking low and I was like “ok, I’m gonna throw the uppercut but I’ve got to make sure he keeps on ducking low.”

‘I assessed him, set him up for it and finished it – threw that thing hard.’ 

Paul recorded six straight wins after venturing into boxing on the back of his fame as an internet sensation, though all six of them came against former MMA fighters, an ex-basketball player and a fellow YouTuber.

August represented only the second professional boxer he has faced in his short career

August represented only the second professional boxer he has faced in his short career

The Problem Child will likely now target a potential rematch with bitter rival Tommy Fury

The Problem Child will likely now target a potential rematch with bitter rival Tommy Fury

He suffered defeat in his first clash with a true boxer when Fury, the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson, beat him on points in Saudi Arabia back in February.

However, since that sobering night in the Middle East, Paul has now returned to winning ways with back-to-back victories over Diaz and now August.

‘Right now I’m focused on being the best in the world and creating one of the greatest sports stories in the history of sports: being able to become a world champion from Disney Channel,’ he said. ‘Now I’m lasered in.’

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