Hasim Rahman Jr. will hold an official weigh-in today at the iconic Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn to prove Jake Paul wrong about canceling their fight.
Paul pulled out of a scheduled August 6th fight citing reasons not many agreed within the sport. Rahman said he could make the 205-pound contracted weight limit.
However, Madison Square Garden was less than 25% sold upon looking at the official Ticketmaster sales. Rahman says he will now make the stipulated demands by Paul to prove the YouTuber canceled of his own accord.
Hasim Rahman Jr
In a statement released to World Boxing News, Rahman said the following: “The 12-1 heavyweight’s matchup scheduled for Saturday, August 6 at Madison Square Garden against former child actor Jake Paul was abruptly canceled by Paul based on unfounded excuse over Raham’s weight.
“Hasim Rahman Jr. will undergo a public weigh-in and media availability at Gleason’s Gym on Friday, August 5, 2022.”
Hasim Rahman Sr, the former heavyweight champion who knocked out Lennox Lewis, gave Jake Paul both barrels in the run-up to the doomed fight.
“We’re looking forward to knocking Jake out. I feel like when you get a certain status, you start feeling invincible.
“You start thinking you can do it all. But it’s one thing to say something and another to go out there and do it.
“So when he has to go out and do it, he’s going to realize it wasn’t as easy as he thought it would be – once he wakes up.
“I feel like we don’t have to look for a KO. I feel like we have superior boxing skills.
Jake Paul knockout
“His boxing IQ is much greater than Jake Paul’s, and I just personally feel like the knockout is going to come.
“Timing beats speed. We got the bigger, stronger fighter. We’ve got the reach advantage. We control the distance of the fight. We control how this fight goes.
“If we want to make it a slugfest, we will make it a slugfest. If we make it a boxing clinic, we’ll make it a boxing clinic.
“It all depends on what style we want to fight. We will dictate the fight you are going to see.
“We’re not really concerned with Jake Paul’s power. We don’t need to show how good our chin is. We don’t need to show what his right hand can do.
“What we can do is take his right hand away from him. We aren’t going to get hit with the right hand, but if we do, we will fire back with our counter.
“It’s going to be an exciting fight. Jake Paul can fight. Don’t get it twisted. But I’m not impressed by the knockouts he’s had.
“I don’t really feel like he’s knocked out a fighter yet.”
Jake Paul’s sham boxing career
Sadly for Rahman Jr, he never got the chance to fulfill his father’s prophecy.
If he makes the weight successfully, though – and why would he stage the event if he can’t – Paul’s career in boxing will look an even worse sham than it already does.