‘Fighter Pay’ Activist Jake Paul Exposed by Boxing Opponent

Published 07/21/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

Background drama and disses between opponents have been monumental in raking up the entertainment value of boxing bouts. The upcoming Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. has also had its share of brutal digs. In fact, Rahman Jr. recently responded to Paul’s viral hospital video.

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Paul recently shared a hilarious video of himself in a hospital bed, mentioning that he broke his back. However, he added that he is still capable of fighting while also urging people to purchase tickets for the fight.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul reacts during a fight against Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, he also shared a rather intriguing detail about the cause of his injury. Paul said, “I broke my back, carrying the promotion for this event. It’s broken. Nurse, more morphine. I broke my back, carrying the last 5 fights promotion. My opponents never sell s**t.”

Fans were quick to notice the sly swipe that Paul took at Rahman Jr. and his lack of participation in the promotions for the event.

Meanwhile, Paul’s video caught Rahman Jr’s eye. He responded in a story with a piece of advice for Paul. He asked Paul to increase the fighter’s pay. Additionally, he also mentioned that Paul should stop the blame game and that he would’ve helped if he was earning more than ‘0% of the PPV’.

Jake Paul receives a deltoid of support

It is worth mentioning that Paul received support from a few celebrities for his statement. In fact, one of the most notable names is the 3x Mr. Olympia Classic Physique winner, Chris Bumstead.

Bumstead was elated to see Paul’s video. And, he responded in agreement with Paul while adding that he was stating facts. Moreover, the video is a testament to the fact that Paul surely knows how to hype up his fights and get people’s attention.

The Paul-Rahman Jr. showdown

It was announced on July 7 that Rahman Jr. will be replacing Paul’s previous opponent, Tommy Fury.

 

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Notably, Rahman Jr. is the son of former unified WBC, IBF, IBO, and lineal heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman. Another interesting fact is that Rahman Jr. is also Paul’s former sparring partner.

Paul and Rahman Jr. will face each other at the iconic arena in Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 6, 2022.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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