Serrano Faces Meinke In March, Jake Paul Is Co-Main Event

December 22, 2023
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Serrano Faces Meinke In March , Jake Paul Fights On Undercard

Amanda Serrano, the unified featherweight champion, will face off against her IBF mandatory Nina Meinke on March 2, 2024, with Jake Paul in the co-main event.

The fight takes place at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This marks her first return to the island since she became undisputed. Serrano is no longer the WBC champion. She relinquished her WBC title following the organisation’s refusal to sanction her fight under men’s rules.

The champion fought under 12, three-minute rounds for her fight with Danila Ramos. She defended her IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO belts. As for Meinke, the German put herself in this position with wins over Kimika Miyoshi and Laura Ledezma in her last two fights, respectively.

Elsewhere, featherweight Javon Walton will get his shot on the biggest stage. Serrano’s two fighters, which she signed, will also appear. WBO junior flyweight world champ Jonathan Gonzalez will make his third title defense. And super flyweight Krystal Rosado will also appear.

Serrano’s Reaction

“It is absolutely a dream come true to fight and headline at home at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, and it is my biggest honor to have been the first-ever undisputed champion, male or female, from our beautiful island. I’m excited to prove my greatness and make history again in the ring at the Coliseo over 12, three-minute rounds.

“Thank you to the IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO, and Ring Magazine, Most Valuable Promotions, and my team for making this possible. A special thank you to Jake Paul, who gave me an opportunity to fight as his co-main many times and allowed me to show my skills to the world. I am honored to have Jake as my co-main for the first time,” Serrano said 

In chief support, Jake Paul will have his tenth professional fight. He is coming off the best win of his career after stopping Andre August in his last fight. The win marked Paul’s first win against a professional boxer as he stopped August in the first round.

The decision to fight as a co-main attraction shows Paul’s commitment to giving back to the rest of the sport. The Problem Child recently teamed up with the American boxing Olympic team for their Paris Games next year. Paul will train alongside them, allowing him to see the next wave of talent and sharpen his skills. And giving back was a big aim moving forward.

Paul Reacts

“I’m honored to be the co-main event on Amanda’s homecoming card, and I could not be more excited to bring this historic event to Puerto Rico as I continue my path to becoming a world champion. Our latest MVP signee, Wanna Walton, is making his global debut on this card.

“Bomba Gonzalez and Krystal Rosado are continuing their rise to stardom, and the whole island of Puerto Rico will finally get a chance to properly celebrate the greatness of Amanda Serrano. She is going to sell more tickets in one event than Katie Taylor did in two in Dublin. This is going to be the biggest night of boxing the Choliseo has ever seen and the world will be watching,” Paul stated 

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