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Jake Paul replacing Tommy Fury with Hasim Rahman Jr. at MSG

The present should go on.

Jake Paul has reportedly discovered a brand new opponent to face at Madison Sq. Backyard on Aug. 6, after Tommy Fury was denied entry into the U.S. final week.

Paul, 25, is finalizing a deal to face Hasim Rahman Jr., according to Sports Illustrated.

On Wednesday, Paul took to Twitter to share that he’ll tackle a brand new opponent.

“Fury has acquired a termination discover,” Paul tweeted. “MVP [Most Valuable Productions] did every thing it may 2 assist him & crew. He wasn’t & he actually went into hiding. 2nd time in a row he has pulled out. 2nd time in a row I’m going to step up & tackle a brand new opponent on brief discover. AUG 6. MSG. tmw.”

Paul went on to troll Fury, writing in a separate tweet, “#TommyFumbles. $2K to somebody who retweets this.”

Paul and Fury initially labored out a $1 million purse for the combat. It’s unclear if that quantity will likely be renegotiated if Rahman takes Fury’s place on the cardboard.

Rahman Jr. (12-1) is the 31-year-old son of ex-heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman.

Paul — who’s 5-0 with 4 knockouts in his skilled combat profession — started coaching in March after taking time away from boxing to advertise Amanda Serrano full-time.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer added Serrano to his Most Useful Promotions and BAVAFA Sports activities rosters final September, and has grow to be an advocate for ladies’s boxing.

Jake Paul (l.) fights Tyron Woodley (r.) on Dec. 18, 2021.
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Paul final fought in December, beating Tyron Woodley in a sixth-round stoppage, which marked his second consecutive win in opposition to the previous UFC champion.

Rahman suffered his first skilled loss in April, when James McKenzie Morrison knocked him out.

“I assume this would be the craziest knockout that I’ll have, like my energy is rising a lot on this offseason,” Paul advised The Put up in Could about his subsequent combat. “My objective is to knock somebody via the ropes and have them fall via the ropes onto the bottom.” 

As for Fury, the 23-year-old mild heavyweight and former “Love Island” star mentioned he didn’t know why the airport denied him from boarding a aircraft to the US. 

Tommy Fury (r.) fights Daniel Bocianski (l.) on April 23, 2022.
Tommy Fury (r.) fights Daniel Bocianski (l.) on April 23, 2022.
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Fury (8-0) was making an attempt to journey to New York for a June 29 press convention for his combat with Paul, when he was denied entry to the U.S. from England by Homeland Safety officers who stopped him at Heathrow Airport.

“And as quickly as I entered the airport I received pulled to at least one aspect and I used to be advised by the Homeland Safety officer that was there that my ESTA had been denied and I wasn’t in a position to journey to the USA for a cause that I apparently know,” Fury mentioned in a video posted on his Instagram story on the time. “I can stand right here and I say I’ve achieved completely nothing fallacious and I’ve no clue why I’m not allowed to journey to the USA.”

Fury and Paul have been initially scheduled to combat in December, however Fury withdrew as a result of an sickness and harm. Paul has since accused Fury of not wanting the combat and being fearful of him. 

“Regardless of many assurances by Tommy Fury’s crew that he was in a position to come to the U.S., and understanding that Tommy was in California simply final month, we have been shocked to study that he had a problem at Heathrow Airport on Monday,” Paul’s Most Useful Promotions mentioned in an announcement.

“On account of circumstances out of our management, the scheduled press convention for Wednesday at MSG has been postponed. We’re working with our companions at SHOWTIME and Madison Sq. Backyard and can share extra data as quickly as we’re ready.”

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