Jake Paul can establish himself as the undisputed biggest influencer-boxer around this year, after announcing the details of his next fight.
The Problem Child endured a mixed 2023, having suffered a first defeat before roaring back with two huge wins to take his record to 8-1.
In December, Paul stretched his own highlight reel by securing a brutal first-round uppercut knockout win over Andre August.
That victory followed up an explosive performance against UFC legend Nate Diaz as Paul continued his comeback from defeat to Tommy Fury.
He will now look to steal the show when he returns on Amanda Serrano’s undercard in Puerto Rico.
Jake Paul next fight: Is his opponent confirmed?
Yes, Paul‘s next opponent has been confirmed.
The 27-year-old will battle Ryan Bourland, eight years his senior, a former Golden Gloves champion who boasts a record of 17-1.
But the veteran has fought only once in the last six years, having stopped Santario Martin in September 2022.
The decision to name the ‘Rhino’ has surprised many fans as Paul looks to build up his boxing CV before taking on the superstars.
Jake Paul next fight: When will it happen?
Paul has confirmed he will fight on Serrano’s undercard in Puerto Rico on March 2.
This is a big homecoming fight for Serrano as she faces Nina Meinke.
And Paul will be in action that evening to face Bourland as well.
This eight-round cruiserweight contest will take place at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Jake Paul next fight: What has been said?
“I’m dedicating myself to be the best in the world,” said Paul to Sports Illustrated. “And this is a relatable story.
“I’m not Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tim Brady, or Shaq. I’m the skinny fat kid from the Disney Channel trying to become dominant in the toughest sport in the world. That’s what drives me.”
On having less experience than his opponent, Paul added: “That’s why we wanted Ryan Bourland.
“This is going to be a test, and I need these rounds under my belt.”