With VISA issues, the originally scheduled fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury was called off. Instead of calling off the event and rescheduling to a later date, Paul threw down the gauntlet and a 12-1 boxer played by Hasim Rahman Jr. took up the challenge.
Instead of fighting in the heavyweight division, Paul has now been ordered to box in the light weight. His opponent is considerably bigger than he is. However, Paul’s team believes that they can win thanks to his height and experience.
For people who aren’t fans of “the Jake Paul boxing journey,” the connection between these two fighters is unknown. Fighters like Rahman had sparred with Paul in the past, but it is believed that he went to help Paul before his fight against Nate Robinson.
Despite sparring together in the past and mentioning “scamming,” running, only using one arm during sparring, and releasing their footage are
mentioned as they showed no love during this press conference. These two fighters did not hold back their thoughts about each other and what happened in the past.
Jake Paul has been a shrewd businessman even in the face of public opinion’s foreseeable conflict. With Paul Jr. being involved in a loss and there being only 27 days left until the fight, it is uncertain whether we will see the fight at all or not.
If he does make it to Madison Square Garden, it will be the first time boxing has hosted an event there since 1928 and if he can get his hand raised, he may just kick start his career.
The 130-pound limit will be an issue for many boxers on both sides with only five weeks remaining before the fight takes place