Jake Paul is finally fighting a proper boxer as Tommy Fury replacement
Jake Paul is scheduled to face off against Tommy Fury in August
Jake Paul is finally set to fight a proper boxer as a replacement for Tommy Fury next month, with Fury having been denied access into the USA.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer is reportedly finalising a deal to face boxing legend Hasim Rahman's son - Hasim Rahman Jr - in place of Fury after the Brit was denied entry to the US last week.
Paul and Fury are scheduled to face off against each other on August 6, however, the fight is currently in doubt after 'TNT' was not allowed to board his flight to New York ahead of the pair's press conference last Monday.
While Tommy - brother of heavyweight Tyson Fury - claims that he is 'unaware' of why he was not allowed to fly to the US, Homeland Security have reportedly told him that 'he knows' the reason.
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Paul recently set Fury a deadline of Wednesday morning to visit the embassy and resolve his travel issues, and if the former Love Island star fails to sort it out, it is reported that the 'Problem Child' will replace the Briton with Rahman Jr for their bout at Madison Square Garden.
As reported by Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, a deal between the Paul and Rahman Jr is close to being finalised.
He wrote on Twitter: "Jake Paul is finalizing a deal to face Hasim Rahman Jr. on August 6th, sources familiar with the negotiations told @SInow. Rahman (12-1) is the son of ex-heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman. Paul pivoting away from Tommy Fury, who was denied entry into the U.S. last week."
Jake Paul is finalizing a deal to face Hasim Rahman Jr. on August 6th, sources familiar with the negotiations told @SInow. Rahman (12-1) is the son of ex-heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman. Paul pivoting away from Tommy Fury, who was denied entry into the U.S. last week.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) July 6, 2022
Rahman Jr - who boxes as a heavyweight - boasts a 12-1 record as a professional. It remains unclear what weight the fight would be agreed at with Paul operating around the cruiserweight limit for his previous bouts.
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