Amanda Serrano Reveals She Did Not Receive $500,000 Bonus From Jake Paul

Published 09/21/2021, 8:25 AM EDT


On August 29, Amanda Serrano defeated Yamileth Mercado by unanimous decision. That very night, she gained immense recognition from fans of the sport and beyond as well. This Showtime PPV event attracted a ton of fresh eyes. It was headlined by YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

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Leading up to this event, Paul and Serrano developed a friendship and even trained together in Puerto Rico. After the event, Jake Paul’s team shared that he had taken a pay cut from his own purse to help other fighters on the card. Reportedly, he had also contributed $500,000 as a bonus payment to Amanda Serrano.

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In a recent interview, Brian Custer asked Amanda Serrano if she actually received a $500,000 bonus from ‘The Problem Child’. A humble Serrano did not outright deny that claim. Instead, she highlighted why she is appreciative of Paul’s effort and that she wishes to extend their partnership to achieve greater things.

He gave us some, I mean, Jake Paul, even from the beginning, he took a pay cut so everyone else on the card can get paid well and that’s you know, if you like him or don’t, you have to appreciate that as a fighter, as a female fighter.

“You know, we don’t get too many opportunities where we fight on Showtime PPV, where we have a great platform, and where we make money.

“He sees that and he’s a great advocate for females in sport. I really appreciate that and I’m hoping to continue working with him and his team,” said Amanda Serrano.

After this, Brian Custer once again pressed on the initial subject. He asked her again if the $500,000 bonus claim was “exaggerated.”

I mean unless he’s gonna give me the rest a little later,” Serrano responded.

Jake Paul is now helping Amanda Serrano book a mega-fight against Katie Taylor

Seven division champion Amanda Serrano fought WBC Super Bantamweight champion, Yamileth Mercado, on August 29. They engaged in a 12-round clash that seemed one-sided right from the get-go, in favor of the Puerto Rican fighter.

Despite competing professionally since 2009, August 29, 2021, was the biggest night of her life. Jake Paul‘s name and Showtime’s umbrella exposed her to a much larger audience. While the Paul vs Woodley event was definitely her biggest yet, the tides seem to be turning for the better now.

On Ariel Helwani’s show, Jake Paul announced that his ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ is now working with Amanda Serrano.

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He added that MVP will partner with Lou DiBella and Eddie Hearn. The promoters will now try to book a super fight between Serrano and Katie Taylor.

We’re excited to announce that we’re going to be working with Amanda Serrano, who is one of the greatest female pound-for-pound fighters of all time.

We’re actively in talks with Eddie Hearn to try and figure out Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor, to make the biggest women’s boxing fight of all time,said Jake Paul.

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With Amanda Serrano, Katie Taylor, Eddie Hearn, and even Jake Paul onboard, this mega-fight could soon become a reality.

Also Read: Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor: Jake Paul in Talks With Eddie Hearn to Book Mega Fight

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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