Hasim Rahman Jr. believes that he’s going to make Jake Paul walk away from boxing for good after their fight on August 6.
Hasim Rahman Jr. Plans To Retire Jake Paul
Rahman Jr. was recently interviewed by The Schmo to preview his fight with “The Problem Child.” During the interview, Rahman Jr. was asked how much money he’ll demand in a rematch if he beats Paul.
However, Rahman Jr. says he doesn’t expect there to be a rematch, because he believes after he beats Paul, the YouTube star will retire from boxing.
“I believe that he’s going to retire after this fight,” Rahman Jr. said.
“I don’t think that there’s going to be a rematch. I think all those plans – I don’t think he’s doing to want to box no more after I – but after I get through with him, give his response to the first Woodley fight, and his mannerisms after the first Woodley fight, he seems like he was on the verge of not doing this anymore.
“So, when I finish with him, I think that he’s going to completely separate from the sport.”
Paul is young into his professional boxing career with a record of 5-0. His first two wins did come over a fellow YouTube star and ex-NBA player.
However, the next three wins came against former mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, as Paul knocked both out in devastating fashion.
Rahman Jr. will be Paul’s first opponent with a pure boxing background. He brings over 100 amateur fights-worth of experience to the table.
He also holds a professional record of 12-1, his most recent outing being the first loss of his professional career.
If Paul is able to down Rahman, however, people will certainly need to take the boxing ability of Paul more seriously as he moves forward.