Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland Betting Odds and Prediction

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Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland Preview March 2nd, 2024

Jake Paul of Cleveland, Ohio will be back in the ring this Saturday, March 2nd when he takes on Ryan Bourland of Martinez, California. The eight-round cruiserweight battle from San Juan, Puerto Rico can be seen live on DAZN in most nations. Paul last fought in December when he stopped pro boxer Andre August in just 152 seconds. Bourland last saw action in September, 2022 when he halted Santario Martin in the fifth round.

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Paul vs Bourland Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).

  • Ryan Bourland + 800
  • Jake Paul -1500

My Pick

The 27-year-old Paul enters the ring with a mark of 8-1 with 5 KO’s and has boxed 45 rounds since making his pro boxing debut in 2020. He stands 6-feet-1-inch tall with a 76-inch reach and has decent power in his fists as 62.5 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage but he’s gone the distance in three of his past four fights. He also possesses decent boxing skills for somebody who made his name on You Tube and appears to be taking take the sport somewhat seriously. As for his list of opponents so far, most of them have fighting backgrounds at least.

He’s taken on Ali Eson Gib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, Tyrone Woodley (twice), Anderson Silva, Tommy Fury, Nate Diaz and Andre August. He stopped Gib in the first round, Robinson in the second round, Askren in the first round and Woodley in the sixth round of their rematch after fighting to an eight-round split decision win in their first meeting. He then beat Silva by eight-round unanimous decision after dropping him in the final round and was beaten by a mediocre boxer in Tommy Fury. Paul then bounced back with his wins over Diaz and August.

The 35-year-old Bourland makes the ring walk with a mark of 17-2 with 6 Ko’s but has 88 rounds of experience under his belt since making his pro debut in 2013. he had a good amateur career as he’s a former Golden Gloves Champion and National Junior Olympics boxer. While he’s a step up in competition for Paul it should be noted that Bourland is coming out of retirement for this contest. He stands 6-feet-tall with an unlisted reach so gives up an inch in height to Paul.

As far as power is concerned, Bourland is below average as just 35.3 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage. August is average as 50 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage. He halted his last opponent but went the distance in his previous six bouts. Bourland’s first loss came at the hands of Israel Duffus when he was stopped in 111 seconds in 2015 and he also dropped an eight-round majority decision to Jose Hernandez in 2018. Just seven of his 19 opponents entered the ring with a winning record and he more or less faced newcomers and journeymen during his career.


Bourland is eight years older than Paul and has fought just once in the past six years. He’s a pro boxer though and I guess that’s what counts here. When facing boxers, Fury struggled with the mediocre Tommy Fury and lost on the scorecards but blew out the inactive Andre August a few months ago. Paul has some potential as a boxer due to his age and willingness to learn but he needs to step up the level of competition if he hopes to improve and succeed. He has the skills and power to get past the aging Bourland and should add another win to his record. Win or lose, Paul is donating his purse to a non-profit boxing organization in Puerto Rico.

Bourland has fought just once in the past six years.

Play Paul -1500 @ BetOnline.ag

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