Hasim Rahman Jr. will channel his father’s spectacular knockout of Lennox Lewis against Jake Paul on August 6.
Rahman Jr. has a fantastic opportunity to wipe out a YouTuber and become the savior of boxing in New York.
Jake Paul knockout
The Madison Square Garden Pay Per View has massive significance for the real boxing fans who want rid of Paul’s “playing boxing” antics.
If Rahman disappoints, he and his dad know they will never hear the end of it in the sport.
That’s why Junior is determined to put Paul on his backside and end the charade next weekend.
“We’ve had an amazing camp. I just want to thank my team. All my coaches have been there for me, from my track coach to my strength and conditioning.
“I’m just taking care of every little thing down to my nutritionist preparing my meals. Everyone is in sync, and we’re ready to go,” said Rahman Jr.
“There’s nothing Jake Paul does that concerns me. I’m just super confident going into this fight. I feel like this guy is not at my level. He made a mistake picking me.
“Being in Vegas is amazing. My family and I came here because of boxing. We’ve been training for what could be the biggest fight of the year.
“It’s on me now, and I have Vegas on my back. I have a lot of support, and this is my home. I love it here.
“There’s not a better place to be, and going from here to the mecca of boxing next week is just a beautiful thing. It’s poetry in motion.
“Fighting in Madison Square Garden happened so fast. I didn’t think it would happen so fast. But it’s here. I’m ready.
“I know what I signed up for. We’re going to go in there and make it look easy. I respect his work ethic but come August 6. I look to expose him for the fraud he is.
Lennox Lewis KO
“It’s similar to when my father knocked out Lennox Lewis. He had a target on his back. I’m looking to do the same thing and get that target on my back to fight for a world championship.
“I just have one final message: Jake Paul is going to fall!”
Rahman Jr. will make a career-high $500,000 for his efforts against Paul. However, he knows a victory on August 6 will catapult him to a bigger fight against another heavyweight contender.