Jake ‘The Problem Child” Paul Announces Next Fight Co-Main With Amanda Serrano August Then Comes For President Joe Biden

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Most Valuable Promotions founder Jake Paul speaks during a press conference for Katie Taylor of Ireland and Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico prior to their World Lightweight Title fight at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Guess who’s getting back in the ring? None other than Jake “The Problem Child” Paul is taking his brand to New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden.

Paul is touting his fight as a co-main event with Amanda Serrano, who will co-headline the Showtime PPV card on Aug. 6. The fighters announced the event via their social media platforms.

However, they did not announce the opponents, although speculation is that Paul will finally settle his beef against Tommy Fury in the ring.

The Problem Child Show

The 25-year-old Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) is a cruiserweight that has been making doubters into believers with every outing. After defeating former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley twice, with the second coming via KO, Paul is in a rare position as a social media personality turned professional boxer.

“We going back to back. New York. MSG. Two main events. Showtime PPV,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “It gets no bigger, it gets no (better).”

The younger half of the fighting Paul brothers, Paul has fashioned himself an advocate for fighter pay and a champion of women’s boxing. Through his MVP Promotions, Paul is the 33-year-old Serrano’s (42-2-1, 30 KOs) promoter.

The Serrano Factor

The Puerto Rican southpaw, fighting out of Brooklyn, will defend her unified featherweight world title after a historic undisputed lightweight bout against Katie Taylor, where she lost by a tough split decision on April 30. The fight attracted a sellout crowd of 19,187 and drew one of the most considerable gates ever for women’s boxing, delivering a potential fight-of-the-year contender.

The event elevates Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions and takes his brand past social media gimmickry into the sphere of legitimacy for boxing purists. Serrano has won world titles in seven weight classes, a record in women’s boxing.

“August 6th, 2 Main Events. I’m back at my natural weight, defending my belts,” Serrano wrote on Twitter. “This time I’m not letting the judges decide.”

Political Paul?

However, recently, Paul has gotten political, letting his frustrations out on President Joe Biden and hinting at his possible views on who should have won the 2021 election.

He took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the current state of the economy and his 4.3 million followers were paying attention.

“Biden accomplishments

1. Highest gas prices
2. Worst inflation
3. Plummeting crypto prices
4. Highest rent prices ever
5. Created new incomprehensible language

If you’re reading this and voted for Biden and you still don’t regret it then you are the American problem.”

The Promoter Principle

Paul posted images of two cryptocurrencies that have dropped since the Biden Presidency, Bitcoin and Ethereum. He also came for Biden’s communication abilities with his fifth point of contention, further cementing his distaste for number 46.

Immediately the Twitterverse came for Paul, and a polarizing discussion that framed him as a Republican ensued. Paul neither confirmed nor denied his political position aside from coming for Biden, but he is making it known that he isn’t afraid to flex on the current establishment, from sports to government.

With Paul now back in promotion mode, the world can expect the unexpected to draw attention to Aug. 6.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.