Jake Paul Announces An Event For April

March 5, 2024
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Jake Paul Announces An Event For April

Jake Paul has already announced his next event, stating it will be on April 24. 

The Problem Child is coming off a first-round knockout win over Ryan Bourland, a former Golden Gloves Champion. That was his second consecutive first-round KO against a professional boxer after doing the same against Andre August.

The wins justify Paul’s decision to face pro fighters, as he has banished the memories of his only loss to a pro boxer against Tommy Fury. After the Bourland win, Paul called out Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican is searching for a Cinco De Mayo Weekend opponent as he struggles to get a name in the ring. Although Canelo is the target, a Paul fight in April rules that fight out. 

Paul’s Return

The decision to return in April could be due to Amanda Serrano. The Unified Featherweight Champion was meant to headline against Nina Meinke, with Paul vs Bourland being the undercard. However, Serrano had to pull out at the last minute after suffering an eye injury. This prevented Serrano from fighting in her home town, the first time she would have done since 2021. That left her devastated so that an April turnaround could aid her.

“I’m so sorry. I came to fight, I came to put on a show for you guys. One thing I will tell you, I will be back. This is where I will retire. … I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I was willing to go out there and still give the fans a show but they just wouldn’t allow me to,” Serrano said 

“She’s going to push through this, heal the eye. And we’re going to come back as soon as we can and re-run it. Nina wants that, Amanda wants that. This happened 36 hours ago. We did everything we could to keep the fight on but it wasn’t being approved by the commissions,” Paul added

Paul’s Return

As for Paul’s opponents, he has been linked with Ryan Garcia and Tony Ferguson. King Ryan called out Paul following the Bourland win, even though he is preparing to face Devin Haney on April 20. But given Garcia’s recent social media behaviour, which has raised concerns over his mental health, that fight looks unlikely.

Tony Ferguson was mentioned after Paul indicated his desire to make his PFL debut. He was open to fighting someone from the UFC if they could free themselves. Nate Diaz was mentioned as a possible opponent as Paul offered him $15 million to fight in the PFL under MMA. That never happened, but Ferguson was mentioned as a name. But Ferguson has lost his last seven UFC fights, and at 40, there are suggestions he will retire. Paul shut down that fight.

“Anyone who can get out of their contract, I’ll fight. That’s easy work as far as I’m concerned, but I do want to do a PFL MMA match. It just has to be the right opponent, but Nate [Diaz] did duck my $15 million offer, so we’ll see who else is on the chopping block. Tony Ferguson, he said he wanted to fight? I don’t want to see him go out like that. That would be sad. He’s a great guy, we don’t want that for Tony,” Paul stated 


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