“Before He Knocked Out Woodley Cold, I Didn’t…”: Ryan Garcia Brutally Honest About Jake Paul Ahead of Hasim Rahman Jr. Fight

Published 07/15/2022, 12:30 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Ryan Garcia of the United States speaks during a press conference at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Ryan Garcia, one of the youngest and undefeated boxing stars, gave his honest opinion about the YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul ahead of his big fight next month.

‘The Problem Child’ for his sixth professional boxing bout will clash against heavyweight boxing legend Hasim Rahman’s son Hasim Rahman Jr. on 6th August 2022 at the mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden.

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This is one of Paul’s biggest tests in his boxing stint. While talking about the same, Garcia claimed he didn’t like Paul’s boxing style. However, the Ohio native impressed him by knocking out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in his previous bout.

Garcia also backed ‘The Problem Child’ in the fight. However, he talked little about Paul’s opponent, Rahman, as he claimed to have known little about him. In an interview with Fight Hype, the 23-year-old said, I don’t know too much about Hasim Rahim Jr. except his last fight.”

“Yeah, I think if Jake’s improved since the Woodley fight. Because before he knocked out Woodley cold. I didn’t like how he was fighting personally. I didn’t like where he was at conditioning-wise. But if he is improved from then. I think he could beat Hasim Rahman Jr,” Garcia added. 

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“But Hasim Rahman Jr. has a lot of experience from his dad and whatnot, but again I don’t know too much about Hasim Rahman Jr. He’s not his father, so I can’t really say,” Garcia concluded. 

Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr.: Brief overview

Ever since ‘The Problem Child’ entered the sport of boxing, he has been under doubt about his boxing skills. Although he has had an undefeated run in his boxing career and even defeated most of his opponents via knockout, many still doubt that his wins came against experienced boxers.

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Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Therefore, Rahman Jr. can be one of the greatest tests in Paul’s boxing career. The 31-year-old is a more experienced boxer than Paul. He has twelve wins under his name, six of which came via a T/KO.

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Moreover, Rahman Jr. has lost only one fight in his entire career. Considering all these factors, he could be a good match to put Paul’s skills to the test. Meanwhile, ‘The Problem Child’ with an undefeated five-fight win streak will look to prove his naysayers by winning against an experienced boxer like Rahman Jr.

Do you guys think Paul can get through Rahman Jr.? What do you guys think about Garcia’s opinion about Paul? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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