Jake Paul tried as hard as he could to save his doomed fight with Tommy Fury. After Fury had problems getting into the United States, Jake decided to move on. He soon began working on a deal to face Hasim Rahman Jr. so his fans would still have a bout to watch this August.
According to ESPN, that fight is now official. Jake Paul will take on Rahman on August 6 at Madison Square Garden. The fight will be broadcast on pay-per-view by Showtime.
Rahman is a larger and more experienced boxer than Jake Paul. He comes from a great pedigree, as well. His father is a former heavyweight champion of the world. Paul said he might be crazy for taking the fight on short notice.
“I’m literally crazy. There’s no reason why I should be taking this fight. … I want to prove to the boxing world that I’m a real dog, which I am. And I’m gonna go in there against this 12-1 kid who is bigger than Tommy Fury, faster than Tommy Fury — all of these things. And I’m gonna put on the performance of a lifetime and just shut everyone up.”
Jake Paul’s advisors told him not to take the fight. Due to the professional experience of Hasim Rahman, there is a lot of risks involved. Logan Paul also told his brother it was a bad idea.
Nevertheless, Jake agreed to the bout. It will be the toughest matchup of his young boxing career. While Jake Paul might be an underdog, he plans on putting on the performance of his life.
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