Ahead of their cruiserweight boxing match on August 6, Jake Paul exchanged insults with Hasim Rahman Jr. and Sr. during their first press conference.
Boxers Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. met in person for their pre-cruiserweight kickoff press conference boxing Fight Saturday, August 6th at Madison Square Garden. In true Paul fashion, insults flew early and often, helping to exaggerate them Showtime pay per view Contest.
Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) threw out the first harsh words in response to a statement from Rahman Jr.’s father, former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman Sr. Rahman Sr. disrespectfully called Paul and explained that Paul made a mistake in the Boxers of his son’s caliber do fights so soon.
Paul interjected his assessment of Rahman Jr.’s abilities.
“You’re moving too fast for your slow son who can’t beat me,” Paul said of Rahman Jr. “Yeah, you’re right. I’m moving too fast – damn fast.”
Paul attacked the entire Rahman family, saying he would end their boxing legacy.
“He thinks he’s you,” Paul told Rahman Sr. “And that’s his biggest mistake. He’s not you. August 6th, people will see that. I’m finishing the whole damn legacy you all got as a whole family. August 6th is the end.”
Rahman Jr. (12-1, 6 KOs) got a few jabs at Paul. Recalling the time they trained together two years ago, he hinted that he wasn’t allowed to fight as a southpaw and had to use one hand.
Watch Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. on Saturday, August 6th on the Showtime pay-per-view
“I boxed that man with one hand behind my back,” Rahman Jr said. “I boxed that man with one hand, and I promise you, he turned around and ran from me.”
Rahman Jr. added that Paul’s camp said, “‘Look, Rock, don’t do that. Don’t switch southpaw.’”
On paper, Rahman Jr. is the toughest test of Paul’s two-year professional boxing career. Rahman Jr. trained as a boxer for much of his life and came from a considerable amateur background. Two of Paul’s other opponents had high profile MMA careers.
Tyron Woodley held the UFC welterweight title and fought Paul twice, losing both matchups. He fought Paul for a split decision loss in 2021 and was viciously knocked out in the rematch that same year.
Typically fighting at heavyweight and 6ft 3, Rahman Jr. is the tallest opponent Paul has ever faced. The fight is set at 200 pounds, but Rahman Jr. said he had to sign a rehydration clause.
“You’re trying to get me into cruiserweight,” Rahman Jr. said. “Then put a rehydration clause in the contract. Do not forget that. ”
Rahman weighed 224 pounds for his last fight in April, which he lost in round 5 TKO. He later said he couldn’t rehydrate more than 210 pounds.
A win against Rahman Jr. would give Paul additional boxing credibility and help legitimize him as a serious boxer.
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