- Jake Paul defeated Bourland by TKO in a single round on Saturday
- After his victory, the former YouTuber set his sights on Canelo Álvarez
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Jake Paul made a bold move after winning his match against Ryan Bourland and called out super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
The former YouTuber turned boxer defeated Bourland, a former Golden Gloves champion, by single-round TKO.
After taking his professional record to 9-1 with two wins against established fighters, Paul set his sights on Alvarez.
‘I mean, he was supposed to give it to me, right? This guy has 19 fights, he has a lot of experience. I guess we have to try a lot harder,” Paul said on DAZN after the fight.
‘But I’m ready. I’m getting sharp. This is my life now and like I said, I’m on my way to becoming a world champion.
Jake Paul (pictured) criticized Canelo Álvarez after his victory over Ryan Bourland on Saturday
Alvarez is currently the super middleweight champion and is considered out of Paul’s league.
Paul won his match against Ryan Bourland by technical knockout at the end of the first round.
‘Canelo, stop bending over. I know what you want. “I represent Puerto Rico, you represent Mexico, so it’s Puerto Rico vs Mexico,” Paul continued.
‘I love Canelo’. I want all the biggest names. Like I said, I’m the face of this sport. Seriously, who does more for boxing than me? “I keep proving myself over and over again.”
Bourland didn’t put up much of a fight against Paul as the YouTube star continued to rack up punches throughout the first round.
After the former Golden Gloves champion finally stopped fighting back, the referee finally called a stoppage with 23 seconds left in the first round.
Despite criticizing Alvarez, who many would still consider out of his league, Paul remained tight-lipped about who he might step into a boxing ring against next.
‘We’ll see. It’s back to the drawing board. I don’t want to pay attention to anyone because a lot of these guys don’t want to sign the contract, especially when I keep doing things like this with all my opponents.
‘I’m on the road to the world championship and I want to continue fighting harder fights. If a fight arises over money, I’ll take it because they’re fun. But for now I’m still on the path of fighting real fighters and increasing the level of opposition.’