Jake Paul will return to the ring on the undercard of Amanda Serrano-Nina Meinke on March 2 in Puerto Rico.
‘The Problem Child’ has moved away from the crossover scene following a loss to Tommy Fury, and looks to build on his first round knockout over Andre August in December against 17-2 Ryan ‘The Rhino’ Bourland.
“The goal is simple, build the skillset to become world champion. Next up is a guy who has twice as many professional fights under his belt than I do. Ryan “The Rhino” Bourland. And just like the animal in his bone chilling nickname… he is also endangered. On Saturday, March 2 as co-main to the Puerto Rican GOAT, Amanda Serrano, I’m fighting for experience, and to show my love to the island I call home I’ll be donating my entire fight purse to my nonprofit Boxing Bullies to help renovate gyms across [Puerto Rico].”
The goal is simple, build the skillset to become world champion. Next up is a guy who has twice as many professional fights under his belt than I do. Ryan “The Rhino” Bourland. And just like the animal in his bone chilling nickname… he is also endangered😂😅
On Saturday, March… pic.twitter.com/CzhHTx9tsC
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 30, 2024
Bourland has not boxed since September of 2022 – a win over Santario Martin – and will fight at the cruiserweight limit of 200lbs for the first time. He says he will end the 27-year-old’s boxing career.
“Jake Paul steps into the ring with his social media clout, but let’s not mistake followers for experience or skill. While he’s been busy chasing likes, I’ve been honing my craft for years, stepping into the ring and beating real boxers. On Saturday, March 2 I will shock the world and put an end to Jake Paul’s boxing career.”
It’s a mature step for Paul, who has previously headlined against former UFC fighters in money-spinning events, to build on his boxing career in a more traditional sense.
The card will feature on DAZN as part of the subscription package.