Why is Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. Cancelled?

JAKE PAUL is back!

Boxing purists, shut your eyes and cover your ears – the Problem Child is returning to the ring.

Jake Paul will be looking to go 6-0 as a professional boxer

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Jake Paul will be looking to go 6-0 as a professional boxerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Hasim Rahman Jr will be looking to emulate his dad's success in the biggest fight of his career

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Hasim Rahman Jr will be looking to emulate his dad’s success in the biggest fight of his careerCredit: Getty Images – Getty

This time, he’s up against the son of Lennox Lewis conqueror Hasim Rahman – Hasim Jr.

Rahman Jr is 12-1 as a pro, losing his last bout via stoppage, but is an established pro boxer who was fought for the majority of his life.

Paul was originally scheduled to face Tommy Fury, but the Manchester fighter was denied entry into the US for their scheduled press conference earlier this month.

Rahman Jr, a former sparring partner of Paul’s stepped up and signed the contract that could make or break his career.

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When is Paul vs Rahman Jr?

  • Paul’s massive clash with Rahman Jr will take place on Saturday, August 6.
  • The bout will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York, NYC.
  • Ring-walks for the event are set to get going from around 4am UK time on Sunday, August 7.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Paul vs Rahman Jr will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
  • You can subscribe to DAZN in the UK for £7.99-a-month.
  • The event is available for live streaming from the DAZN app, which you can download onto your mobile or tablet device.

Paul vs Rahman Jr FULL CARD

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What has been said?

“[Jake] knows that if I was fighting Tommy Fury, it would be a massacre,” Rahman Jr said.

“I’ve already been around [Paul] on more than one occasion so I know what kind of guy he is, I know that he comes with antics and games.

“He tries to throw people off their game but I’m 100 per cent focused on the fight. When it comes to this fight, I’m not playing around.

“That’s what he wants to do, he wants to play around and make bets and make little of the situation but there’s a lot at stake here.”

Paul added: “Bigger. Stronger. 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*****r.”

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