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Jake Paul finalising deal to fight Hasim Rahman Jr with Tommy Fury bout on brink of collapse

, Jake Paul finalising deal to fight Hasim Rahman Jr with Tommy Fury bout on brink of collapse

JAKE PAUL is reportedly close to sealing a deal to fight the son of boxing legend Hasim Rahman.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been left furious after his grudge match against Tommy Fury looks set to collapse for a second time.

Jake Paul is seething as his grudge fight against Tommy Fury looks set to collapse again

The two boxers have seemingly already sparred together before

Paul has laid all the blame squarely at Fury’s feet, saying that the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champ Tyson is refusing to go to the US Embassy to sort out a Visa problem.

The show was set for August 6, with Paul now scrabbling around for an alternative opponent.

And according to Sports Illustrated, he might just have found one.

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Paul is believed to be closing in on a deal to fight Hasim Rahman Jr, the 31-year-old son of a very famous father.

Hasim’s brother Sharif even tweeted that the fight is a “done deal” although there has not been official confirmation from the two men themselves.

Rahman Sr famously KO’d Lennox Lewis as a 20-1 outsider in 2001 to become the unified heavyweight champion in one of the sport’s biggest ever shocks.

Seven months later Lewis exacted revenge in the rematch by stopping Rahman and reclaiming the belts.

Rahman Jr has not quite lived up to his dad’s legacy, but has 12 wins and just one loss on his pro record.

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And he would certainly be a step up to what Paul has faced so far in his six professional fights.

The two boxers have seemingly sparred together before, with Rahman Jr sharing a photo of them posing for the camera by a boxing ring.

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Rahman Jr in March spoke out to praise the social media star-turned unbeaten boxer.

He told Pro Boxing Fans: “If he keeps doing what he does, there’s no reason to count him out in any fight.

“I come from the Rahman family, so we already know when people get slept on that’s when they wake up the world.

“So, don’t sleep on that he can fight, you better stop sleeping on him, he can fight.”

The bout is expected to take place at cruiserweight.

, Jake Paul finalising deal to fight Hasim Rahman Jr with Tommy Fury bout on brink of collapse
Tommy Fury has to sort out an issue with his Visa if he wants to travel to the US to fight Jake Paul

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