Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland Prediction: Paul Latest Lamb To The Slaughter



Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland Prediction: Paul Latest Lamb To The Slaughter

Jake Paul makes the latest attempt at trying to prove he’s a legitimate boxer on Saturday night. Unfortunately for him he’s against an opponent who will not make sure that happens.

It won’t be a shock to anyone on what our Paul vs Bourland prediction is likely to be but we’ll explain exactly what’s going on and why we’ve chosen our latest picks.

YouTuber turned boxer Paul may have tricked his fans into believing that he’s actually decent at the sport but no one should be having any of it.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with someone of the ‘Problem Child’s’ experience taking on a man like Bourland but most at a similar level aren’t calling out Saul Canelo Alvarez on a regular basis. 

In our Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland prediction we’ll take you through exactly who the protagonists are.

Paul vs Bourland Prediction

After doing nothing but taking on fellow celebrities in the first three years of his boxing career, Paul has now moved on to facing men with actual professional records before he gets in the ring with them.

Last year he took on Andre August and in theory, he’s moving up in class to take on Bourland. Even if this weekend’s opponent is considered ‘inactive’ on BoxRec, making you wonder exactly how good he’s going to be, even by the low standards of most of Paul’s previous opponents. 

It’s not as if any Paul vs Bourland prediction is likely to be in favour of a man who’s had two fights in six years. 

Jake Paul Preview

Normally one might start one of these previews talking about the amateur career of the boxer in question. When it comes to Jake Paul things are a little different.

Whilst most would have been perfecting their technique, Paul was getting his start on YouTube and the Disney Channel. 

After years of building up his popularity on social media, and helped by his brother’s move into the sport, the 27-year-old’s exploits took him into the squared circle. 

He had one amateur fight against KSI’s brother Deji and swiftly moved into the professional ranks, where he set about fighting anyone who wasn’t a boxer.

A fellow YouTuber, a former NBA star, and three MMA fighters were the men opposite him in the ring to start his career. He finally fought someone whose main job was boxer when he took on Tommy Fury, and was handed his first loss. 

He didn’t go on to fight another boxer straight away, instead beating UFC legend Nate Diaz. August was the first of his opponents who had previously been in at least 10 boxing bouts before taking on Paul, with the former TV star winning in one round.

He has chosen his opponents very purposely and that’s why our Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland prediction will have to be to back him.

Ryan Bourland Preview

With 19 professional fights and an amateur career in which he won the Golden Gloves championship and was a National Junior Olympian, Bourland easily has the strongest boxing record of any of Paul’s opponents to date. 

One might argue that brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, Tommy, will end up with a better professional record than Bourland, but for now it’s Paul’s fellow American.

Not that it’s saying much, especially as he’s not fought for the past year and a half. That was in a victory over Santario Martin and he actually has a three fight win streak. The only problem is that it stretches back over six years.

Before the Martin victory, Bourland beat Jose Hernandez and Codale Ford, both in 2018. He might well have a bit of ring rust.

The 35-year-old has only lost twice in 19 fights, with only one of those coming by stoppage. Only six of his wins have come inside the distance.

Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland Prediction: Another Win For Jake Paul

Trying to make a Paul vs Bourland prediction doesn’t feel too difficult to make, although trying to find any value certainly is tougher. 

There are many reasons why Paul is a -2500 favorite on the Moneyline, with the underdog coming in at +1300. You’d have to be putting some serious bucks on the ‘Problem Child’ for it to really make a difference. 

It’s the same with the method of victory, with Paul winning by TKO or KO at -900. On the other hand a decision win is +600.

Instead we’ll take the +240 odds of the fight to be over in rounds 3-4, with Paul generally preferring to get things done early. 

The favorite winning in rounds 3-4 will get you similar +250 odds, and if you’re going to do one then you might as well lump them in together, or get +400 for Paul to win in the third for a more specific round.

Ryan Sidle is a sports journalist with nearly a decade in the industry. He's been interested in boxing since Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno and his MMA fandom was sparked by Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva.