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Jake Paul rarely takes over the main event in Puerto Rico and says it’s someone else’s ‘time to shine’


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For the first time in almost three and a half years, Jake Paul will not be the main event on a boxing card.

Paul, who has become one of the faces of the sport, as well as a successful promoter, is having perhaps his toughest fight yet with Ryan Bourland SATURDAY. Bourland is the most experienced fighter Paul has faced, with 19 professional fights under his belt (he won 17).

However, in perhaps a rare move for Paul, who has tens of millions of followers on social media, he is taking a back seat on his own card in order to give a women’s boxing legend a true homecoming. the House.


Jake Paul and Amanda Serrano in New York

Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico poses for a photo with Most Valuable Promotions founder Jake Paul at the Empire State Building ahead of her lightweight world title fight against Katie Taylor of Ireland on April 26, 2022 in New York , New York. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Amanda Serrano, who signed a deal with Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions in 2021, the year it was founded, will play her 50th professional match this Saturday in her native Puerto Rico at the island’s famous Coliseo, and an 18,500-person arena is sold out. expected.

Since his boxing career, Paul has made the island his home to get away from the constant media and focus on training. However, despite his celebrity status and struggles in his new home, making Puerto Rican the main event “wasn’t even a question.”

“I always wanted this for her. This is her time, and her time to shine,” Paul told Fox News Digital ahead of Saturday’s fight. “It’s so cool to support her. She really deserves this moment and worked so hard for it. I’m happy to be a fan. The pressure is no longer on you when you’re not the main event, but you hear the “The crowd is a lot louder for her over there.” That’s why this is his place, his time to shine. “

Amanda Serrano and Jake Paul at MSG

Amanda Serrano and Jake Paul, one of the co-founders of Most Valuable Promotions, pose for media during a press conference announcing Taylor’s upcoming fight against Serrano at Madison Square Garden on February 2, 2022 in New York. (J. Yim/Getty Images)


Serrano titled Madison Square Garden against Katie Taylor in 2022. It was the first women’s boxing match to take place in the world’s most famous arena. However, her Saturday fight against Nina Meinke will likely stand out above the rest.

“Super excited. I want it to be over already,” Serrano said during Thursday’s press conference. in San Juan. “It’s been a long preparation, a long camp, very hard training. I’m ready mentally and physically to put on a big show at the Coliseo, in front of a packed house with a tough and durable opponent.”

For Serrano, there’s a little extra juice, being a female headliner in a male-dominated sport.

“We’re going to go out there and show that women can fight. We can obviously sell.”

Paul added: “It’s such an important fight for boxing…I feel like it’s going to be one of the loudest events in boxing history.”

Jake Paul and Amanda Serrano at a press conference

Jake Paul, co-owner of Most Valuable Promotions, and Amanda Serrano speak during a press conference at the Leadenhall Building in London, Monday February 7, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)


Both Paul and Serrano are heavy favorites in their respective fights, so it will be another successful night for MVP.


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