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Jake Paul’s MVP Announces Full Refund After Amanda Serrano vs. Nina Meinke Fight Cancellation

Published 03/02/2024, 10:27 PM EST

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Amanda Serrano and Nina Meinke will not be fighting tonight. News has been filtering in that the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission has declared the featherweight champion medically unfit to step into the ring for the unified title defense at El Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

The reason, per an official statement released by Most Valuable Promotion, appears to be an eye injury that she reportedly received yesterday. Additionally, the organizers mentioned refunding all those who came up with requests. Nina Meinke, on the other hand, will be paid the full fight purse. Both MVP and Amanda Serrano offered their apologies to everyone for all the inconvenience caused.

Amanda Serrano vs. Nina Meinke: Called-Off

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A few minutes ago, Jake Paul‘s Most Valuable Promotions shared the official statement with followers. “Amanda Serrano has unfortunately been declared medically unfit by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission to fight tonight due to an eye injury she sustained yesterday,” the opening sentence read.

Jake Paul joined the former undisputed, now unified featherweight champion in the ring. She appeared devastated by the latest development. She said, “I came ready to fight, 100 percent; I came to put on a great show, but the doctor didn’t clear me because I had something wrong with my eye.

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According to the MVP’s official release, her opponent, Nina Meinke, will receive the full amount due to her. Likewise, provisions were in place for ticket refunds for attendees. “This decision equally affects Nina Meinke, and MVP will be paying her fight purse in full. MVP and Amanda would like to apologize to everyone in attendance, and the company will provide full refunds for all those seeking it,” the communication stated.

Standing strongly by his charge’s side, Jake Paul shared that it happened ’36 hours ago’. He said, “Listen, listen, I know there’s…there’s people booing, but Amanda came to fight. Put in a hard camp, the doctors wouldn’t let her move forward because of her eye; her cornea was exposed, and she was failing some eye tests….She did everything to make it happen, and this happened super, super last-minute. We did everything in our power to keep the fight happening. But the doctors wouldn’t allow it…You can’t risk losing your eyesight forever just for a fight. And I know she’s a warrior.

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Exhorting everyone to applaud Serrano, Jake Paul said that he and his team were completely with her. He further tried explaining how much the fight meant to the featherweight champion. Especially since it was happening in front of her home crowd. Thanking Nina Meinke, Paul stated that the fight would happen. Clearly, many fans will be going home disappointed. But at the same time, the safety of the athletes is also an issue of paramount importance. Like Jake Paul said, the fight should hopefully come about in the near future.

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