Hasim Rahman says son has ‘underperformed’ to date but will beat Jake Paul: ‘He picked the wrong guy’


Hasim Rahman assures his son shall be in uncommon kind in opposition to Jake Paul. Hasim Rahman Jr. follows in his father’s footsteps competing in New York’s famed Madison Sq. Backyard.

Each events took half in a press convention on Tuesday forward of Paul vs. Rahman Jr. at MSG on Aug. 6. The 2-time world heavyweight champion was essential of his son’s efforts so far however assured that Rahman Jr. shall be greater than geared up to take care of Paul.

“Flat out, I’ll provide the trustworthy reply,” he mentioned. “I do not know if my son goes to love it however I’ll inform the reality as a result of that is what I do. My son has actually underperformed and underprepared for fairly a lot all of his fights. However he shall be prepared for this one.”

The one concern Rahman Sr. has is the suggestions his son will get after snapping Paul’s undefeated streak.

“I am excited like all people else. I simply do not know the way I am going to really feel when Jake’s hundred billion followers hate my son. After the struggle, they’ll hate him,” Rahman Sr. mentioned. “Clearly, we discover it disrespectful. Jake is an actual fighter. He’s an actual fighter and we respect that, however I simply suppose he is transferring too fast. I believe he picked the flawed man on the flawed time.”

Paul, in a separate interview with Luke Thomas for “Morning Kombat,” admitted he was caught off-guard by Rahman Sr. publicly criticizing his personal son.

“It is bizarre, I do not know what is going on on over there,” Paul mentioned. “They appear to not be very good. They do not appear to have any kind of technique. I believe they’re underestimating me. I used to be stunned by that. That is simply horrible for his dad to throw him underneath the bus like that.”

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Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) will for the primary time in his skilled boxing profession struggle somebody with skilled expertise, excluding a technicality within the Tyron Woodley rematch. Rahman Jr. (12-1, 6 KOs) is coming off the primary skilled loss and end of his professional profession. Rahman Jr. historically fights at heavyweight however will compete in opposition to Paul on the cruiserweight restrict of 200 kilos. Paul props up Rahman Jr. as a much bigger foe, however Rahman Jr. rejects the label. The youthful Rahman argued {that a} hydration stipulation within the struggle contract will power Rahman Jr. to stay at a measurement nearer to Paul on Battle Night time.

“You are stacking the deck,” Rahman Jr. mentioned. “You’ll be able to’t try this, that is out. You do not know how a lot I’ll weigh on the night time of the struggle. You retain calling me a heavyweight… Why do you retain calling me a heavyweight, speaking about how I am a heavyweight whenever you’re not combating me at heavyweight? If you happen to was actually that, you’ll have fought me at heavyweight.

“There would not have been no, ‘Oh deliver him all the way down to 200 kilos and ensure he cannot go over 210,’ come on man. You noticed I simply weighed 224 kilos in April. Cease taking part in with me, you place a 10-pound rehydration clause within the contract, shut your ass up.”

Paul contradicted Rahman Jr.’s evaluation of the hydration clause when talking with “Morning Kombat.”

“We’re combating at 200 kilos. He has to weigh 200 kilos on Friday. Then Saturday morning, he can weigh as a lot as 215 kilos. The night time of the struggle he can weigh as a lot as he desires.

“The New York State Athletic Fee needed to place this clause in place as a result of they had been apprehensive about him having such a loopy measurement benefit. They nearly did not wish to sanction the struggle as a result of they had been involved about his expertise over mine.”

Paul knocked out former UFC welterweight champion Woodley in his final struggle and in addition holds a knockout win over former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.


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