Hasim Rahman Jr. out — Bola Osundairo in … vs. Jake Paul?!
If one of many brothers who assisted Jussie Smollett in his hate crime hoax will get his approach, that is precisely what’ll occur … ‘trigger Bola tells TMZ Sports activities he is able to struggle Saturday night time at Madison Sq. Backyard, as was initially scheduled.
“Don’t cancel that struggle Jake Paul. Struggle me as an alternative. I’m able to struggle this Saturday,” 28-year-old Bola stated Monday afternoon.
The two-Zero professional fighter (who additionally had a number of newbie fights) tells us he is a superior fighter to each boxers Jake was set to scrap with August 6.
“I’m able to struggle. I’m higher than Hasim Rahman Jr., or Tommy Fury. I’m really ranked larger than Tommy Fury and he has eight professional fights, and I’ve 2 professional fights. He’s ranked 340, I’m ranked 193.”
23-year-old Fury — Jake’s authentic opponent — dropped out of their struggle after having Visa points, leaving him unable to succeed in the U.S.
In fact, Bola was one of many two brothers who assisted Jussie in his hoax assault … earlier than cooperating with authorities. Smollett was finally convicted of 5 felonies.
In methods, the struggle makes extra sense than Rahman Jr., who’s considerably larger than Jake (Hasim beforehand fought weighing over 260 kilos). The struggle fell aside over weight points … the 12-1 boxer wasn’t going to have the ability to make 200 kilos, as was contractually obligated.
Bola is 6’1″, 188 kilos … nearly similar to the 6’1″, 190 kilos that Paul weighs.
And, Osundairo says he is extra well-known than Rahman Jr. … so it might be a fair larger draw.
“Folks know me. Folks know of me. I’m one of many Nigerian brothers concerned within the Jussie case, the Jussie Smollett case. So it’s going to promote, this struggle will promote. Folks know me greater than Hasim Rahman Jr. No person is aware of him exterior of boxing.”
Bola ended with a shot at Jake (and Jussie).
“This can be an actual struggle. This gained’t be just like the Jussie Smollett struggle. This can be an actual precise beatdown, Jake Paul. So after I beat you up your title’s gonna change to Jackie Paulette.”