Jake Paul, the YouTube sensation turned skilled boxer, is about to step into the ring as soon as once more.
The much-anticipated battle is scheduled for March 2, and the situation provides a particular contact – the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
However this time, Paul’s opponent comes with a twist. He’ll be dealing with Ryan Bourland, an skilled however comparatively unknown boxer hailing from North Dakota.
Ryan Bourland’s resume consists of six knockouts
The ten-round cruiserweight bout is producing buzz, particularly with Bourland’s contrasting profile in comparison with Paul’s earlier opponents.
Whereas Bourland might not carry the identical title recognition, his 17-2 file with six knockouts signifies a boxer with each ability and expertise.
In a press launch, Paul expressed his dedication for the upcoming match.
“It is a new yr, it is an excellent higher me, and I am dealing with an much more skilled, seasoned boxer.”
The battle will function the co-main occasion to the conflict between featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and Nina Meinke, with each bouts accessible for streaming on DAZN.
Bourland, aged 35, final fought on September 17, 2022, securing a victory in opposition to Santario Martin by TKO.
Regardless of his decrease profile, he has a formidable observe file, profitable 10 of his final 11 fights.
Jake Paul, alternatively, is coming off a first-round knockout of Andre August on December 15, 2023.
Notably, Bourland did not mince phrases when commenting on the upcoming match.
“Whereas he is been busy chasing likes, I have been honing my craft for years, getting into the ring and beating actual boxers. On Saturday, March 2, I’ll shock the world and put an finish to Jake Paul’s boxing profession.”
In a philanthropic transfer, Jake Paul introduced that he’ll be donating his whole battle purse to his nonprofit, Boxing Bullies.
The funds will likely be directed in direction of renovating youth boxing gyms throughout Puerto Rico. “I am preventing for expertise, not for the cash, and to indicate my love for this stunning island.”