Jutta Leerdam Reacts to His Boyfriend Jake Paul Picking 35-Year-Old Opponent for March 2

Published 01/31/2024, 1:03 AM EST

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The cat is finally out of the bag. It became clear last month that Jake Paul would kick off the year with the first fight lined up around the first quarter. However, the details pertaining to the opponent were not on hand. Finally, drawing back the curtains on the suspense, ‘The Problem Child’ shared a few inputs about his upcoming opponents. Understandably, a multitude of reactions poured in. Among them, one in particular appears to have come from closer home.

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Silencing all skeptics, Jake Paul finally knocked out a pro boxer, André August, in the opening round of their bout on December 15. It’s a different matter; the latter turned out to be a 35-year-old boxer with a history of taking intermittent breaks. Paul probably wants to build on the momentum. That’s why he picked another professional as his next opponent for the year-opener, yet another 35-year-old who returns to the ring after a gap of two years. They will fight as the co-mains of the Amanda SerranoNina Meinke title fight on March 2. As it happened, his girlfriend just couldn’t resist cheering for him.

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In his social media posts, ‘The Problem Child’ made it clear. He wants to become a world champion. To achieve his goal, he must continue working on his skills. Hence, he would be going against a boxer who has fought twice as many matches as Paul has since his professional debut in 2020. Then introducing the boxer, Ryan ‘Rhino” Bourland, ‘The Problem Child’ took a lighthearted dig at the six-foot-tall North Dakota resident and how he’s at risk.

 

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The goal is simple: build the skillset to become a world champion. Next up is a guy who has twice as many professional fights under his belt than I do. Ryan “The Rhino” Bourland. And just like the animal in his bone-chilling nickname… he is also endangered,” said Jake Paul.

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Then, sharing further details, he mentioned fighting for experience. Additionally, as a token of his love for the island, which he now calls home, Jake Paul updated on putting up his entire fight purse for his non-profit outreach program, ‘Boxing Bullies’. The amount will help refurbish boxing gyms across Puerto Rico.

‘The Problem Child’ said, “On Saturday, March 2, as co-main to the Puerto Rican GOAT, Amanda Serrano, I’m fighting for experience, and to show my love to the island I call home, I’ll be donating my entire fight purse to my nonprofit Boxing Bullies to help renovate gyms across Puerto Rico.

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The post on both X/Twitter and Instagram has been witnessing a slew of reactions. Most commented on the upcoming fight and opponent, Ryan Bourland. But in this sea of appreciations and slams, one message that would mean a lot to Jake Paul would be from his girlfriend, Jutta Leerdam. urging her knight to charge ahead, the Dutch speed skating world champion said, “Let’s go, baby.

Incidentally, there was a message from USA Boxing as well. The team, on their way to the Paris Olympics in July this year, has partnered with ‘The Problem Child’ to help them navigate through brand management.

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What’s your take on Jake Paul’s next opponent? Do you think fighting a semi-retired boxer will help him in the long run? Please share your views with us in the comments below.

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