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Jake Paul Next Fight: Hasim Rahman Jr. Likely Next Up in Place of Tommy Fury

What will be Jake Paul's next fight? Paul was supposed to face Tommy Fury on August 6, but Fury has been barred from entering the United states. Now, Jake Paul seems to be turning his attention to Hasim Rahman Jr. for his next fight.
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Jake Paul Next Fight: Hasim Rahman Jr. Likely Next Up in Place of Tommy Fury

It appears, for the second time in six months, that Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury has been cancelled, drawing even more questions about Jake Paul's next fight.

The duo was scheduled to face off in Madison Square Garden on August 6. However, Tommy Fury has run into travel ban issues and has been barred from entering the United States, forcing him to withdraw from the fight.

Paul and Fury were also scheduled to fight in December of last year, but Fury had to withdraw from that bout due to a serious illness. This is now the second time Fury has cancelled last minute on Paul.

So, who will Jake Paul fight next?

It appears as though another familiar name will be stepping into the ring with Paul on August 6 as it's rumored that Hasim Rahman Jr. will be Paul's next opponent.

Paul has long been criticized for never fighting a boxer, and Hasim Rahman Jr. certainly checks that box as he has 13 pro fights under his belt.

Still, it hasn't been officially announced by Paul himself, so let''s take a look at his the potential opponents for Jake Paul's next fight.

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Jake Paul Next Fight - Who Will Jake Paul Fight?

Hasim Rahman Jr.

As we mentioned above, this is the most likely option. Rahman Jr. has been rumored to want to fight Paul for a while now and rumors have been circulating that he could step in ever since Fury first had travel issues. Rahman Jr. is familiar with Paul as he has sparred with the YouTuber-turner-boxer in the past and has complimented his skills. Hasim Rahman Jr. has 13 pro bouts under his belt and has racked up a 12-1 record. However, he was KOd in his last fight, so his record has lost the unbeaten luster. He doesn't have the same name recognition as Tommy Fury, but the name Hasim Rahman is still a massive one in the boxing world.

Dillon Danis

Could Dillon Danis be Jake Paul's next fight? From Danis' end it makes all the sense in the world. He could fight on short notice and he's been looking to get in the ring with Paul for years. However, it doesn't make sense for Paul, if we're being honest. Danis isn't a household name and he isn't a boxer. If he were to defeat Danis, no one would give him any more credit than they did when he beat someone like Ben Askren. Paul is looking to legitimize himself and he needs a boxer to do that, preferably one with a big name. Danis fits neither criteria so I doubt he goes this way.

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Anderson Silva

This is the one that makes the most sense for viewers, but I don't think we're going to get this fight yet for a couple reasons. Now, I know I said Paul needs to fight a boxer, but Silva has made a name for himself in the boxing ring after retiring from MMA. As a matter of fact, he already has a win over former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. But, if/when they do this fight they're going to do it the correct way. Months of promotion and a long training camp for both fighters. They want to build up hype and make sure both Anderson Silva and Jake Paul have their "A" game. Paul is not going to take a fight with one of the greatest MMA strikers ever on short notice. So, we're going to have to wait for Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva.

Nate Diaz

Unfortunately, this is another one that just isn't going to happen on short notice. Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul is too big of a fight to happen with just a month to prepare. Diaz is still under contract with the UFC and would need time to train for a boxing match, despite what he may say. I do think that, like Anderson Silva, Nate Diaz may eventually get in the ring with Jake Paul. However, it's too difficult to make him his next fight. It seems like Hasim Rahman Jr. is the only option that truly makes sense, but even he is a clear drop off when it comes to the original fight against Tommy Fury.


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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