It has been a long and difficult journey for Jake Paul’s upcoming boxing match.
After his first scheduled opponent, Tommy Fury,and eventually pulled out of the fight, Paul’s team scrambled 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 measures, this is a tougher fight than the fight 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, August 6. The event will take place at 9:00 PM ET and the main event will take place at an estimated 11:30 PM ET.
Where does the battle take place?
The fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. takes place at Madison Square Garden. You can view the ticket prices here. There are still many tickets available at this point, which could be a worrying sign of interest in this fight.
How to watch?
Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. can be viewed on Showtime PPV.
Who else is on the map?
So late in the game, this event’s undercard seems rather lackluster. Only the co-main event has been fully confirmed at this point: Amanda Serrano vs. Brenda Carabajal for the WBC, WBC and IBO Featherweight titles.
Who is Hasim Rahman Jr.?
Hasim Rahman Jr. is the son of legendary heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, who famously defeated Lennox Lewis in 2001 in a huge upset win.
But Hasim Rahman Jr. has built up quite a record himself. At 31, he is now a 12-1 fighter. His only loss most recently came via knockout by undefeated James McKenzie Morrison earlier this year in April. Morrison was the first real challenge Rahman Jr. had to deal with. Until then, the majority of his fights had been boxers with losing or mixed records at best.
Still, Rahman Jr. with a height of 1.80 meters taller than Paul, who has mainly fought undersized opponents in the ring. This could be 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 switching to every platform in existence. He has taken up 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 gone on to promote and co-promote a huge fight between Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, which was one of the greatest female boxing matches of all time.