It’s been a long road to Jake Paul’s next boxing match.
After his first planned opponent, Tommy Fury,and eventually withdrew from the fight, Paul’s team struggled to find a replacement. The solution came in the form of Hasim Rahman Jr. – a 12-1 heavyweight who is both taller and more experienced than Paul. By most standards, this is a tougher fight than the one planned against Tommy Fury.
When is the fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr.?
The fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman will take place on Saturday 6th August. The event will take place at 9:00 p.m. ET and the main event is expected to take place at 11:30 p.m. ET.
Where is the fight taking place?
The fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. takes place at Madison Square Garden. You can see the ticket prices here. There are still plenty of tickets available at this point, which could be a worrying sign of interest in this fight. Even Jake Paul himself seems to be struggling with the promotion for this fight…
A few days ago, Paul also came into play with KSI, his brother’s former rival, who teased him about slow ticket sales.
Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. will be featured on Showtime PPV. It costs $74.99.
Who else is on the map?
It’s been a while, but we finally have undercard details for the fight. Here’s the full list of fights from top to bottom…
- Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr.
- Amanda Serrano vs. Brenda Carabajal
- Brandun Lee vs. Will Madera
- Ashton Sylve vs. Braulio Rodriguez
If you’ve watched previous Jake Paul fights, Amanda Serrano will be a household name. She has fought on his earlier cards, recently losing a close decision to Katie Taylor in the greatest women’s boxing match of all time.
Who is Hasim Rahman Jr?
Hasim Rahman Jr. is the son of legendary heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, who defeated Lennox Lewis in 2001 with a tremendous victory.
But Hasim Rahman Jr. set quite a record himself. At the age of 31, he is now a 12-1 fighter. His only recent loss came by KO against undefeated James McKenzie Morrison in early April this year. Morrison presented the first real challenge Rahman Jr. faced. Up to this point, most of his fights have been boxers with losing or mixed records at best.
Still, at 6ft 3, Rahman Jr. is taller than Paul, who has fought mostly undersized opponents in the ring. This could pose a real problem for The Problem Child.
Who is Jake Paul?
You probably know Paul, the social media personality who first made it big on Vine before branching out to all platforms in existence. He has transitioned into boxing in recent years after fighting on the undercard of brother Logan Paul’s viral boxing match with British YouTuber KSI. He showed a talent for boxing and has been fighting ever since.
Paul has also moved up the ranks and co-organized a major fight between Irish Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano which was one of the greatest female boxing matches of all time.