JAKE PAUL faces the biggest threat in his boxing career in the form of Hasim Rahman Jr.

The YouTube star-turned boxer was due to fight Tommy Fury on August 6 at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden.

But Fury, 23, was unable to resolve a US visa issue in time with Rahman, 31, instead filling in on late notice.

Perhaps an even more intriguing fight, Paul, 25, is tasked with beating his first opponent with a recognised boxing record.

And here, SunSport runs down how the two MSG headliners compare.


As the smaller man, Paul possesses the quicker hands and feet, which could be key to his success.

Rahman, coming down from heavyweight to the cruiserweight, is not known for his speed.

Whereas Paul's fast hands are one of his biggest weapons and he has shown the ability to dance around the ring in his prior wins.


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Paul has four knockouts in his five fights and has showcased a particularly powerful right hand.

But Rahman has campaigned at heavyweight before and has six KOs in his 12 wins.

Despite Paul being known for his power, Rahman is the bigger man and likely has more weight behind his shots.

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Not only does Rahman have over twice as many professional fights as Paul, he also has over 100 amateur bouts under his belt.

That kind of pedigree will be huge heading into their clash and one fact some pundits cannot look past.

But what Paul is more accustomed to is the pressure of the big occasion and attention, something Rahman is yet to experience.


Up until now, Paul is yet to fight a pro boxer, having beaten a YouTuber, an ex-NBA player and two former MMA champs.

Rahman does not exactly have any credible names on his record, other than his last fight, losing to McKenzie Morrison.

Paul might have had more competitive bouts, compared to the journeyman Rahman once faced, but at least they were trained boxers.


As established, Rahman is heavier having last fought at 16 stone but he has signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit.

And he also has to do a second-day weigh in where he is limited to 215lb, although there is no restriction to what he enters the ring at.

So although Paul is giving away a sizeable advantage, the playing field has been evened due to the rehydration clause.

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