Jake Paul -152 betting favorite to defeat Hasim Rahman Jr +110 underdog.Paul vs. Hasim will take place on August 6 at Madison Square GardenWe give an early betting pick for Paul vs Rahman Jr below.
For the second time, Tommy Fury is officially out of the Jake Paul fight. Tommy was refused entry to the U.S. and Paul’s management scrabbled to find a replacement.
Step up Hasim Rahman Jr., son of two-time heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman. Overall, Hasim Rahman Jr is a great replacement and offers Paul an even bigger challenge on paper than Tommy does. We review the latest odds for Paul vs Rahman Jr. and give a betting prediction.
Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. Odds
BoxerOddsJake Paul-152Hasim Rahman Jr.+110
Jake Paul opens as a -152 betting favorite to defeat Hasim Rahman Jr. on August 6 at MSG. This marks the second consecutive fight Hasim is the betting underdog, after suffering a fifth-round KO loss in his last fight. While Paul’s betting trend remains a slight favorite from online sportsbooks.
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Betting on Paul vs Rahman Jr
Jake Paul has generated a huge buzz around boxing and in particular betting on the sport. From casual sports fans to boxing fans who want to bet against him, you can’t deny Paul knows how to create hype and sell a fight.
Paul vs Hasim is set to be an eight-round bout, fought at 200-pounds. The pair have some beef to settle after some conflict from a previous sparring session 18 months ago. This will be Paul’s 6th professional bout, with wins over AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, and Tyron Woodley twice. Rahman Jr is 12-1 with 6 KOs and suffered his first boxing loss in his last fight in April.
“He’s obviously a lot bigger than me,” Paul remarked, after pointing out that the sparring session was a “really tough session”. “It’s really interesting to deal with…I’m a way better fighter now. I’m sure he’s a better fighter now. We’re going to see who improved more over the last 18 months.”
There isn’t much boxing odds history on Hasim “Gold Blooded” Rahman Jr. Other than his last fight where he squared off against unbeaten James McKenzie Morrison. Rahman Jr was a +130 underdog and fell short, losing his first pro-career bout by KO in the 5th round.
It’s important to note that this fight will be at 200-pounds. The heaviest Rahman Jr has fought was 269 pounds in 2021, while his lightest in 2018 had his clock in at 211.75 pounds. Making weight will likely be a challenge for Rahman Jr and is a smart play by Paul’s team to drain his opponent in the lead-up to the fight.
While Rahman Jr’s name may resonate with boxing fans due to his father’s legacy he holds a win over Lennox Lewis and shared the ring with Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. His son has yet to reach those limits and looked very hittable in his last fight against James McKenzie Morrison.
Betting Pick: Paul by KO
Paul Claims Fury “Fury Doesn’t Want The Smoke”
There is no doubt that the bad blood between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is intensified even further. The likely reason behind Fury being denied entry to the U.S. is his family’s connection to Daniel Kinahan. That being said, Paul can use this as an excuse that Fury doesn’t want to fight him.
“We don’t even know if he actually got denied entry to the United States. He doesn’t want the fight; he doesn’t want the smoke. He sees me putting people down. He knows how strong, powerful I am,” Paul confidently remarked, as transcribed by ESPN.
It remains to be seen if we will ever see Paul vs Fury step inside the ring together. If Paul can get past Rahman Jr. it would surely mean bigger names in Paul’s boxing journey.
When is Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr.?
Jake Paul will take on Hasim Rahman Jr.? on Saturday, August 6, 2022. At 10 pm local time.
Where is the Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. Fight?
Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. is set to take place at Madison Square Garden, New York.