The social media star-turned boxer is a strong supporter of equal pay in women’s boxing and will co-support the biggest women’s bout in history on April 30.
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Social media celebrity and undefeated boxer Jake Paul is making progress in his bid to get women’s boxing matches into three-minute rounds.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer is a 5-0 pro and is currently dipping his toes in the water as a promoter alongside Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing for next month’s Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano.
And both he and Serrano, who make up the gladiator base for his ‘Most Valuable Promotion’, pushed for the April 30 match to move to a 12-minute, three-minute round, as usual. for the men’s belt matches.
Legendary fighters will compete in 10 two-minute rounds, which is the norm for women’s fights, but Paul and Serrano are keen to move ahead with the introduction of new round lengths.
“Fantastic meeting with Mauricio Sulaiman [the president of the World Boxing Council]”Paul tweeted yesterday.” WBC has some exciting things planned for Taylor vs Serrano.
“We also discussed a path towards bringing women’s boxing to the same number of rounds and minutes as men’s. There’s more to come …”
And Sulaiman went easy on what Paul suggested during the meeting, telling the 24-year-old he supported him in his efforts to improve women’s sport.
The WBC is one of boxing’s four main governing bodies, and will have their belt as one of the belts in the undisputed lightweight title fight between Serrano and Taylor.
“WBC and myself have great respect for you and will support your efforts, my good friend,” Sulaiman told Paul in response to his tweet. “Let’s get to work together.”
Both Paul and Serrano made their concerns public within 3 minutes for the fight with Taylor made known during a press conference in London last month.
But Hearn and Taylor have agreed to a contract that stipulates 10 innings in two minutes and is reluctant to change the rules at the last minute.
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“The struggle became reality,” Serrano said on the return leg of their media tour. “I’m so excited and happy to see some light at the end of the tunnel with this fight with Katie Taylor – we” are making history.
“I am a woman for equality. If Katie Taylor is available, I’m ready and ready to do these 12 3-minute rounds.
“If we want to change… [Let’s do] like men. “
And Paul admitted he wasn’t pleased with Taylor turning down the offer, telling the media after the event that he felt it showed fear towards Serrano.
“I was a bit disappointed in Katie Taylor’s reaction because it seemed like she didn’t want to do it,” he said.
“She definitely didn’t want to do that. So what does that mean in terms of the combat of things? I said I felt less fear from Katie and I really do.
“I really say that not to offend anyone. I’m really scared and that answer reinforces my statement. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/jake-paul-boxing-latest-news-26431940 YouTube star Jake Paul improved by changing the rules of female boxing