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July 7 (Reuters) – Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr. will change Tommy Fury in the Aug. 6 clash towards Jake Paul at Madison Sq. Yard just after travel concerns pressured Fury to withdraw from the struggle.
Rahman (12-1, 6 KOs), the son of the previous boxing heavyweight winner, has a measurement and knowledge benefit about Paul (5-), and the YouTuber-turned-boxer acknowledged that he had his get the job done slash out for him.
“I’m basically crazy,” Paul mentioned.
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“You can find no explanation why I really should be having this combat. … I want to confirm to the boxing planet that I’m a real dog, which I am.
“And I’m gonna go in there in opposition to this 12-1 child who is even larger than Tommy Fury, more quickly than Tommy Fury — all of these issues. And I’m gonna put on the performance of a life span and just shut all people up.”
Paul’s business partner Nakisa Bidarian and Paul’s brother Logan both urged him not to acquire the combat, ESPN noted.
The Rahman announcement comes a single working day soon after Paul explained Briton Fury (8-) had skipped a deadline to resolve the journey concerns that prevented him from traveling to the United States from London very last week for a information conference.
Fury has explained he does not know why he was not permitted to board the airplane at Heathrow airport and that he was keen to fight Paul in a neutral region that equally events can enter.
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Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, editing by Ed Osmond
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