Jake Paul has named a late-replacement opponent for his August 6 fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.
After his scheduled opponent Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, withdrew from the bout due to visa issues, Paul has picked Hasim Rahman Jr. as his new opponent.
Paul confirmed the news to ESPN.com.
The 31-year-old Rahman (12-1) is the son of former unified heavyweight boxing champion Hasim Rahman, who won the titles in 2001 after knocking out Lennox Lewis. The 25-year-old Paul, meanwhile, is 5-0 with four wins by knockout. In his last bout, Paul secured a brutal knockout victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
✅ More experienced
✅ KO power
But it doesn’t matter. They don’t have my heart, don’t have my drive & definitely don’t have my team.
August 6 I’m showing the world that Jake Paul is a bad mother fucker.
Press conference & ticket on-sale Tuesday 1pm ET. pic.twitter.com/sYAvCr0Cxu
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 7, 2022
Fury has reportedly been denied entry into the country in late June due to the Fury family’s alleged ties with crime boss Daniel Kinahan. He had previously withdrawn from a scheduled fight with Paul in December 2021 just weeks before the fight.
Also on the pay-per-view card is a scrap between unified featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano and Brenda Carabajal.