Paul to face Rahman after Fury travel issues

Dec 18, 2021 Tampa, FL, United states of america Jake Paul celebrates immediately after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Obligatory Credit history: Kim Klement-Usa Right now Sporting activities

July 7 (Reuters) – Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr. will switch Tommy Fury in the Aug. 6 clash towards Jake Paul at Madison Sq. Yard just after journey challenges pressured Fury to withdraw from the battle.

Rahman (12-1, six KOs), the son of the previous boxing heavyweight champion, has a measurement and expertise advantage above Paul (5-), and the YouTuber-turned-boxer acknowledged that he had his perform lower out for him.

“I’m basically outrageous,” Paul explained.

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“You can find no motive why I must be getting this battle. … I want to demonstrate to the boxing earth that I’m a authentic doggy, which I am.

“And I am gonna go in there in opposition to this 12-1 kid who is even larger than Tommy Fury, quicker than Tommy Fury — all of these factors. And I am gonna set on the functionality of a life time and just shut anyone up.”

Paul’s business partner Nakisa Bidarian and Paul’s brother Logan each urged him not to consider the struggle, ESPN documented.

The Rahman announcement will come a single day just after Paul reported Briton Fury (8-) had skipped a deadline to solve the vacation problems that prevented him from traveling to the United States from London final 7 days for a news convention.

Fury has reported he does not know why he was not permitted to board the airplane at Heathrow airport and that he was ready to fight Paul in a neutral region that both equally functions can enter.

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Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, enhancing by Ed Osmond

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