This weekend, the fight that is sure to grab all of the headlines regardless of what happens in the ring takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Coined as the “Battle of the Baddest,” former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will take on the consensus best heavyweight boxer in the world, WBC titleholder Tyson Fury.
It’s a fight that everyone has had their opinion on, and when the dust settles, there is sure to be more conversation coming out of this huge spectacle.
That being said, it isn’t the only significant contest going down in the world of boxing this weekend, as Jake Paul was recently keen to point out.
Paul Calls Serrano vs. Ramos ‘Most Important Boxing Event This Weekend’ Over Ngannou
At the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Amanda Serrano will return to the ring to take on Danila Ramos. However, Serrano’s WBC title will not be on the line despite her being an undisputed champion.
That’s because the WBC refused to sanction this fight due to it taking place over 12 three-minute rounds, marking a huge moment for the growth of women’s boxing.
Promoted by Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, “The Problem Child” has been a huge advocate for Serrano since making his way into combat sports. A big part of that has been putting the women’s side of the sport on a similar pedestal to the men.
Alongside the purses they are earning, the biggest factor holding it back in a lot of people’s eyes has been the two-minute rounds which, when looking at the caliber of athlete in the sport today, most acknowledge as inexcusable.
Posting on X (formerly Twitter), Paul promoted the fight and its significance while seemingly taking a sly swing at Ngannou vs. Fury this weekend.
Ngannou, Paul, and Serrano are all signed to the PFL where they are expected to make their debuts for the promotion next year.
“The most important boxing event this weekend involves two women who will be making history this Friday live on DAZN (not ppv) – don’t miss the power of Amanda Serrano as she gets 3 minutes per round for the first time.”
The most important boxing event this weekend involves two women who will be making history this Friday live on DAZN (not ppv) – don’t miss the power of Amanda Serrano as she gets 3 minutes per round for the first time. pic.twitter.com/nGNqBmEB5k
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 24, 2023
Whilst it is undeniable that this fight is a huge landmark moment for boxing, it’s significance could get lost in the mix by taking place on the same weekend as one of the biggest fights of the year.
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