Jake Paul was visibly the more petite man by a considerable margin when squaring up to heavyweight opponent Hasim Rahman Jr.
Not one to let an advantage get in the way of one of his fights, the YouTuber is already working on boiling Rahman down.
Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr
Paul, who has out-weighed many of his previous opponents by thirty pounds or more only to beef up as much as they want, won’t be allowing Rahman to have any advantage whatsoever.
Rahman scales over 220 pounds but has weighed around 250 pounds during his career. “The Problem Child” has inserted a clause in the contract to ensure Rahman cannot out-weigh him on fight night and rehydrate too much.
It’s all in the plan to give Paul the best chance of winning the fight. It’s nothing other Pay Per View headliners haven’t done in the past.
Floyd Mayweather with Canelo Alvarez and the Mexican against Sergey Kovalev are just two examples.
Rahman isn’t worried. However, being forced down that much in weight will affect his power.
“I’m not worried about the weight. I was just in camp for a fight. Then I got right back into the gym,” said the former amateur star.
“The weight is not a factor. I’ve fought at 200 pounds for years in the amateurs, so losing the weight is exciting for me.
“It will open some doors for me in the boxing ring.”
Cocky Jake Paul
Jake Paul, as confident and cocky as ever despite the apparent size difference, said: “You’re probably a little nervous about what happened [when we sparred].
“But under the lights with ten-ounce gloves is going to be different. That’s why I do this sport.
“I don’t do this sport to spar. I do this sport to fight. When he gets under the lights at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 fans, you’ll see what the result is.”
Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza is once again looking forward to polarizing die-hard boxing fans with another helping of the PPV Disney kid.
Espinoza cited that ‘new audience” again, which seems to consist of ‘boxing fans’ who don’t know the first thing about the sport.
“Jake Paul clearly moves the needle like no one else,” pointed out Espinoza. “We at SHOWTIME are proud to be in business with him.
“He’s clearly bringing the sport to a new audience.”
As long as they pay the Pay Per View money, who cares, eh?
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.