A New World for August
August, a rising fighter in the boxing world, is stepping into the spotlight with his upcoming bout against Paul. While August may not have a massive following on Instagram like his opponent, he is about to experience a whole new level of attention and publicity.
Handling the Pressure
As the media frenzy intensifies, August admits that dealing with interviews and media obligations can be overwhelming. However, he remains focused on his ultimate goal – success in the ring. August stays prepared and prioritizes his training, disregarding any negativity or hate that may come his way.
August states: “I don’t really pay them no mind because I don’t really be seeing it. I just skip past it.”
A Fighter From the Streets
August, hailing from Beaumont, Texas, is no stranger to adversity. Having grown up in challenging circumstances, he is accustomed to people talking and making empty threats. He understands that actions speak louder than words, and he is confident in his abilities to deliver when it counts.
August explains: “People saying this and saying that, but when they come face-to-face, it’s a different story. It’s all good.”
A Different Approach
While some fighters engage in trash talk to hype up their bouts, August prefers a more reserved approach. He describes himself as a “mellow-type guy” and sees no need to resort to verbal aggression. He respects Paul for the attention he has brought to the sport and appreciates the opportunity to showcase his skills.
August emphasizes: “Nothing but respect for him, I tip my hat to him. Appreciate the opportunity, and I’ve seen what he’s done for boxing. It’s all good; love and respect.”
A Journey from the Underground
With 12 professional fights under his belt and an impressive record of 10 wins, August is ready to make a name for himself on a global scale. Going from relative obscurity to the bright lights of a highly publicized fight is a blessing for August. He aims to demonstrate his abilities and prove that hard work and perseverance can lead to success.
August shares his excitement: “Just show people what the hard work looks like, and the struggle, how we came from the struggle to where we’re at now.”
The sacrifices August makes, such as being away from his family during training camp, only fuel his ambition to succeed. He carries the weight of providing for his loved ones, making the upcoming fight even more significant for him. August is eager to step into the ring, showcase his skills, and ultimately secure a victory.
August expresses his determination: “It’s kind of a struggle being at camp and away from my family. That’s going to bring more of the ambition for me to the ring. It kind of irks my nerves that I have to do it for my family. Just really excited for the fight and making it happen and getting it out of the way, to be honest.”
The Paul-August fight is scheduled to take place this Friday at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.