Jake Paul’s next boxing match is just weeks away, but it’s been a long road.
After his first scheduled opponent, Tommy Fury,and eventually pulled out of the fight, Paul’s team raced to find a replacement. The solution came in the form of Hasim Rahman Jr. – a 12-1 heavyweight who is both bigger and more experienced than Paul. In many ways, this is a tougher fight than expected against Tommy Fury.
When is the Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. fight?
The fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman is set to take place on Saturday August 6th. The event takes place at 9 p.m. ET and the main event will take place at approximately 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 check ticket prices here. Many tickets are still available at this point, which could be a worrying sign of interest in this fight. Even Jake Paul himself seems to have a hard time promoting this fight…
How to watch
Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. will be available to watch on Showtime PPV. It is priced at $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 Jake Paul’s previous fights, then Amanda Serrano will be a household name. She fought on her previous cards and recently lost a close decision to Katie Taylor in what was 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 knocked out Lennox Lewis in a huge upset victory in 2001.
But Hasim Rahman Jr. has amassed quite a record himself. At 31, he is now a 12-1 fighter. His only loss recently came by knockout at the hands of undefeated James McKenzie Morrison earlier this year in April. Morrison represented the first real challenge Rahman Jr. faced. Until then, the majority of his fights featured boxers with losing or mixed records at best.
Still, at 6-foot-3, Rahman Jr. is taller than Paul, who has fought mostly undersized opponents in the ring. This could represent a real problem for The Problem Child.
Who is Jacques-Paul?
You probably know Paul, the social media personality who first made it big on Vine before moving to every platform out there. He switched to boxing in recent years after fighting on the undercard of his brother Logan Paul’s viral boxing match with British YouTuber KSI. He showed a talent for boxing and has been fighting ever since.
Paul also moved on to the promotion, co-promoting a huge fight between Irishman Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano that was one of the greatest women’s boxing matches of all time.