Jake Paul will continue his budding boxing career later this year. 

The social media influencer turned knockout artist recently announced he will return to the ring Aug. 13 against an opponent and location still to be determined. 

“I’m back,” Paul wrote Sunday, one day after he co-promoted the scintillating undisputed lightweight championship showdown between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano at the Madison Square Garden in New York. 

In just over two years, the 25-year-old Paul (5-0) has made a serious mark in the sweet science.

In January 2020, he made his pro debut and knocked out Ali Eson Gib. He has since scored impressive KOs against former basketball star Nate Robinson, former MMA champion Ben Askren, and has twice beaten former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. 

After scoring a split decision win against Woodley in August, Paul's sensational one-punch knockout of Woodley in December was the frontrunner for knockout of the year.

“The Problem Child” Paul has campaigned exclusively as a cruiserweight throughout his career, and he will have a cavalcade of opponents to consider. 

Chief amongst them could be Tommy Fury, who was forced to pull out of a previously announced fight with Paul last year. The development eventually opened the door for a Paul-Woodley rematch.

Fury hopes to be selected for the date.

"Jake Paul - it’s become the bane of my life. I just want it all over. Wherever I go people ask me the same question, 'When are you fighting Jake Paul?' And honestly this is not my fault - I’m ready to go, I’m ready to do it, it should have been done in December and everyone is still talking about it but my career is as a boxer - I’m not here to fight Youtubers," Fury told The Sun.

"The only reason we are still entertaining this is because it is a huge fight and it needs to be done because so many people are talking about. I’m tired of talking about it and just want it to be done. Let’s get it on."

Paul has also continued to call out the likes of MMA stars Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping. 

Paul's penchant for pugilism has also extended into the executive side of the sport with the launch of Most Valuable Promotions. His pro debut took place on a Matchroom Boxing card on DAZN, and his following two fights were staged on Triller pay per view. Paul’s last two fights have headlined Showtime PPV events.

Paul promotes Serrano and intends to stage another showdown against Taylor after the Irishwoman edged Serrano with a split decision win.

Paul said both Serrano and Taylor earned seven-figure guarantees for their fight. 

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist, writer and broadcast reporter. He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and MMA Journalists Association. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, via email at manouk[dot]akopyan[at]gmail.com or on www.ManoukAkopyan.com.