Jake Paul Prize Money: Bombs on Bourland Paying Off



Jake Paul Prize Money: Bombs on Bourland Paying Off

While Amanda Serrano is handling the main event of this weekend's MVP card in San Juan, Puerto Rico, there's no doubt that the co-main — which should provide a respectable Jake Paul payout for the social media icon turned professional boxer — is going to bring in a lot of money for all those fighting. 

Although Jake Paul is fighting a foe who essentially nobody knew before this fight was announced, that doesn't mean any Jake Paul prize money will be inadequate when he steps into the ring on Saturday.

In this article we'll be looking at all the Jake Paul payouts for this fight, estimating what each fighter will make for fighting in Puerto Rico this weekend.

Jake Paul Prize Money: What Will Paul vs Bourland Be Paid This Weekend?

Jake Paul Payout

There's a lot of speculation about what Jake Paul will be making for his fight vs Ryan Bourland on Saturday, March 2. While we have no way of knowing for sure exactly how much prize money Paul will be paid, we're able to produce an educated guess, given all that we know about the payout from Paul's previous fights. 

Here's what we know: despite Paul claiming that he made $30 million for his fight against Tommy Fury back in February 2023, more accurate estimates suggest that Paul made somewhere around $9 million for that fight. 

After that loss to Fury, Paul went on to fight MMA legend Nate Diaz, who he defeated via decision. Paul was estimated to have made around $6 million after that fight, considering the percentage of PPV sales that he received. 

And for his most recent fight against Andre August — who Paul brutally knocked out in the first round — Paul told TMZ before the fight, “I'm giving up 100 percent of a lot of money. This is probably a break-even fight and I probably won't even make money on it. It's not about the money, it's about staying sharp and the experience of challenging myself in the ring with these guys; it's a beast.”

Therefore, we can assume that Paul probably made around $2 million to fight August. 

While it's easy to imagine that Paul will be making a similar amount to fight Ryan Bourland this weekend, we have to factor in that one of the pound for pound best boxers in the planet, Amanda Serrano, is also fighting in this event. 

Because more people will want to tune in to see Serrano fight in her home country, this Jake Paul fight will be receiving more attention than the one against August. 

For that reason, we believe that Jake Paul will be earning about $4 million for his fight against Ryan Bourland this weekend. 

Ryan Bourland Payout

It's tougher to give an estimate for how much Ryan “Rhino” Bourland will make for this fight, compared to Jake Paul.

While we have a general idea of what Jake Paul's past opponents have made for fighting “Problem Child”, all of them — aside from August — were household names. Therefore, they will have done more to sell the fight, and would be making more money as a result.

Since nearly nobody knew who Bourland was just a few months ago, we can't compare his pay to, say, Nate Diaz. And we also can't compare it to Andre August's pay, because nobody knows how much money August actually made. 

Yet, based on the estimate that we provided Jake Paul — and considering the attention attached to being Jake Paul's opponent — it's safe to assume that Ryan Bourland is making $1 million for fighting Jake Paul this weekend.

How Much Will Amanda Serrano Make This Weekend?

While Jake Paul might be taking most of the spotlight, the actual main event of this Most Valuable Promotions card is Amanda Serrano vs Nina Meinke. 

Teaming up with Jake Paul changed Amanda Serrano's career. Just a few years ago, she was barely making any money — despite being a championship level boxer. And now she is making well into six figures in prize money for her more recent fights. 

It had been reported that Serrano made close to $1 million for her fight against Katie Taylor back in 2022. Yet, considering that Nina Meinke doesn't have close to the same name value as Taylor, Serrano can't expect to earn that much in prize money for this weekend's fight. 

That being said, Amanda Serrano will likely be earning at least around $750,000 for being the A-side to main event this Jake Paul card — if not more than that. 

As for Nina Meinke, she will most likely be making somewhere around the $250,000 range for this fight — which must be the biggest payout of her career by far, to this point; despite her being a championship-level boxer. 

There's a lot at stake for both Jake Paul and Amanda Serrano this weekend. Yet, while their legacies might be on the line, they are sure getting paid nicely to do what they love most. 

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.