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Jake Paul and his opponent’s fans exchange explicit chants during weigh-in


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San Juan, Puerto Rico – Jake Paul put on a pre-show show for several hundred people at the Friday night weigh-in.

Paul will face his most experienced opponent, Ryan Bourlandin Puerto Rico Saturday evening.

Nicknamed “The Rhino,” Bourland is a former Golden Gloves champion with 19 professional fights under his belt.

Bourland has a career record of 17-2.


Jake Paul and Ryan Bourland at the weigh-in

Jake Paul, left, and Ryan Bourland face off at Distrito T-Mobile on March 1, 2024, during the weigh-in for their cruiserweight fight in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Paul has made Puerto Rico his home in recent years, crediting the island for his boxing success and saying he has been able to train more diligently and lock in more easily.

But he didn’t exactly have home ring advantage. T-Mobile District in San Juan.

Many Rhino supporters were in the crowd, some chanting “F— Jake Paul” when he entered the stage.

So Paul, a master troll, encouraged them in response. Asked by journalist Ariel Helwani about his emotions, he chanted his response.

“F— the Rhino,” he sang several times.

Jake Paul flexes

Jake Paul, left, and Ryan Bourland during the weigh-in at Distrito T-Mobile on March 1, 2024, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their cruiserweight fight. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bourland’s supporters responded with a chant of “F—- Jake Paul.”

But Paul had the last word.

“I’m sick of these stupid rhinos wandering around on this fucking island. Tomorrow the rhinos are going to be extinct. I promise.”

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During Thursday’s press conference, Paul even joked about the nickname, saying Bourland didn’t embody “the true spirit of the rhino” after Bourland said he wasn’t vegan.

At this point, Helwani asked Bourland if he felt Paul respected him.

“It doesn’t matter,” Bourland replied.

Paul just came out of a fight that didn’t last a single round. On December 15, he eliminated Andre August and said goodbye to him on the mat. This fight improved his professional record to 8-1.

Jake Paul poses during the weigh-in against Ryan Bourland on March 1, 2024, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their cruiserweight fight. (Al Bello/Getty Images)


Saturday will mark Bourland’s first fight since September 17, 2022.

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