Jake Paul wants to stress that his boxing aspirations are “not for the money.” In line with this, the YouTuber is back to boost his career by confirming the booking of his next boxing match with Ryan Bourland, whom he described as an “even more experienced, seasoned boxer.”

After his victory over Andre August through a first-round knockout, Paul managed to seal a booking with another professional boxer, whom he’ll face on March 2 in Puerto Rico. Bourland is a former Golden Gloves champion and the perfect person to allow Paul to improve his boxing record further.

Prior to August and Bourland, the 27-year-old faced former MMA fighters or influencers but decided to take on more serious opponents in hopes of pursuing his boxing champ dreams. In December, Paul revealed his intention to soon attract the attention of boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and book a fight. Nonetheless, “The Problem Child” knows that in order to do that, he has to enhance his record significantly. His fight against Bourland in Puerto Rico is a part of this plan.

“I’ve always said my goal is to become a world champion,” Paul said in a press release. “I beat a pro boxer in December in the first round, someone who’s been boxing their entire life, and what did I do next? I went straight back to camp to get ready to face my next opponent, a professional boxer who has twice as many professional fights under his belt than I do.”

To show his sincerity in his plans, Paul revealed that all his earnings from the fight would be used for the renovations of various gyms around Puerto Rico.

“It’s a new year, it’s an even better me, and I’m facing an even more experienced, seasoned boxer on Saturday, March 2 as co-main to the Puerto Rican GOAT, Amanda Serrano. I’m fighting for experience, not for the money, and to show my love for this beautiful island I’ll be donating my entire fight purse from this event to my nonprofit Boxing Bullies to help renovate gyms across Puerto Rico.”

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