Amanda Serrano Eye Injury Cancels Nina Meinke Fight; Jake Paul Scores First-Round KO Against Ryan Bourland

Amanda Serrano vs. Nina Meinke has been cancelled at the last minute.

Serrano reportedly sustained an eye injury yesterday, and the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission declared her medically unfit to fight today. Most Valuable Promotions released an official statement. 

Jake Paul confirmed Serrano had an ‘exposed cornea.’ The injury meant Serrano was prevented from defending her featherweight titles in front of her home crowd, leaving her devastated. 

“I’m so sorry. I came to fight, I came to put on a show for you guys. One thing I will tell you, I will be back. This is where I will retire. … I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I was willing to go out there and still give the fans a show but they just wouldn’t allow me to,” Serrano said 
“She’s going to push through this, heal the eye. And we’re going to come back as soon as we can and re-run it. Nina wants that, Amanda wants that. This happened 36 hours ago. We did everything we could to keep the fight on but it wasn’t being approved by the commissions,” Paul added

In the co-headliner of the evening, Jake Paul earned another first-round KO after stopping Ryan Bourland. That was Paul’s second first-round KO in a row following his stoppage win over Andre August. The Problem Child used his jab as a range finder before closing the distance to target Bourland’s body.

An overhand right connected with the side of Bourland’s head. Bourland retreated on the ropes as Paul connected with several combinations. With Bourland failing to return fire, the referee stopped the fight. In his post-fight comments, Paul called out Canelo Alvarez.

“I’m really sharp. This is my life now. I’m on the road to becoming a world champion. Canelo, stop ducking. I know you want it. I’m repping Puerto Rico, you’re repping Mexico. So it’s Puerto Rico vs. Mexico. I want Canelo. I want all the big names. Like I said, I’m the face of the sport. Who’s doing more for boxing than me? I prove it time and time again. I’m the most followed boxer, I have the most viral knockouts, period. No one can deny that. I’m here to stay,” Paul said 

Ryan Garcia reacted to Paul’s win by declaring his desire to end Paul’s resurgence.

“Okay enough, it’s on I’m going to have to do this! I’m going to end this JAKE PAUL BOXING THING. BRING IT ON JAKE IM DEAD F*****G SERIOUS F**K YOU! HIT MY TEAM UP,” Garcia stated

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