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July 7 (Reuters) – Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr. will swap Tommy Fury in the Aug. 6 clash from Jake Paul at Madison Square Backyard just after vacation troubles forced Fury to withdraw from the battle.
Rahman (12-1, 6 KOs), the son of the previous boxing heavyweight champion, has a sizing and knowledge advantage about Paul (5-), and the YouTuber-turned-boxer acknowledged that he had his function slash out for him.
“I am practically crazy,” Paul said.
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“You will find no purpose why I ought to be taking this fight. … I want to verify to the boxing entire world that I’m a genuine puppy, which I am.
“And I am gonna go in there against this 12-1 kid who is larger than Tommy Fury, more rapidly than Tommy Fury — all of these points. And I’m gonna set on the general performance of a life span and just shut anyone up.”
Paul’s business husband or wife Nakisa Bidarian and Paul’s brother Logan both of those urged him not to consider the combat, ESPN documented.
The Rahman announcement arrives just one day right after Paul stated Briton Fury (8-) had skipped a deadline to take care of the travel issues that prevented him from flying to the United States from London last week for a information convention.
Fury has reported he does not know why he was not allowed to board the aircraft at Heathrow airport and that he was ready to fight Paul in a neutral state that each events can enter.
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Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, modifying by Ed Osmond
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