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Jake Paul has disappointed boxing fans saying the same thing after seeing him KO opponent

Jake Paul has disappointed boxing fans saying the same thing after seeing him KO opponent

He has been called out by fans of the sport

Jake Paul has angered boxing fans following his latest bout.

The 27-year-old was once best known for being part of YouTube group Team 10, but he has become a serious boxer in the past few years, turning his attention to the sport full-time.

Paul has turned out to be quite good at the sport too, firstly fighting other fellow influencers, moving to former combat fighters and now current boxers.

In his career so far, he has won nine out of his 10 bouts, with six knockouts against opponents.

His sole defeat came at the hands of Tommy Fury in February 2023 though, losing on a split decision.

Fans have began urging Paul to fight current boxers, believing he is too good for influencer boxing, though many would love to see him get in the ring with KSI.

The British influencer has taken a break from the boxing scene though, leaving Paul to advance and get more experience under his belt.

Jake Paul defeated Ryan Bourland via KO in the first round last night.
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Last night (2 March), Paul won his bout against professional boxer Ryan Bourland in the first round, with just 2:37 on the clock of the three minute round.

The fight took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Paul using a jab early, getting some good right hands to Bourland's body.

Amid this early flurry of punches, referee Luis Pabon was forced to stop the fight early, giving Paul his third win in a row.

Paul lives and trains in the country, with most of the crowd on his side throughout.

Known as 'El Gallo de Dorado', he walked out in a rooster outfit during his ring walk.

Speaking in his post-fight interview, Paul said: "I wanted it to be a little longer to give the fans some more time,

"I'm just so happy to be in Puerto Rico. Y'all show mad love."

"I guess we just got to step it up even way more," he added.

"I'm ready for the big leagues. I'm getting sharp. This is my life now."

Paul also managed to call out Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez, who he has his sights on for his next bout.

"Hey, Canelo, stop ducking," he said.

"I know you want it. I'm repping Puerto Rico; you're repping Mexico. So, it's Puerto Rico versus Mexico."

Bourland was actually coming off three wins in a row, with this result leaving him with a boxing record of 17-3, a respectable return.

But boxing fans didn't see him as a worthy opponent.

The boxer has let fans down with his choice of opponent.
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Many made their thoughts on Jake's choice of opponent known on X, formerly Twitter.

One user posted: "Jake Paul dominated but c’mon this dude looked out of shape, a cab driver in there for a quick payday. Jake needs to face a Real Challenger that fights back."

Another said: "Jake Paul won easily tonight."

A third put: "Jake Paul is the biggest Cherry Picker in boxing History at this point. Literally Chase Demoore & 70% on Misfits would beat Jakes Resume at this point. No more lies. Its time to realize the Truth."

Paul also said after his fight with Bourland: "If a money fight pops up, I'll take it, because those are fun.

"For now, I'm staying on the path of fighting real fighters and increasing the level of competition."

Featured Image Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images

Topics: Boxing, Jake Paul, Sport, YouTube