Hasim Rahman Jr: Chip off the old block
By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com
April 14, 2017
Stepping into the ring today at the MGM National Harbor is twenty-five-year-old Hasim Rahman Jr, the son of former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman. The younger Rahman has been eager to begin his boxing career for some time. Now he has the chance to fight show the world that the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.
This is my first professional fight,” Rahman said.
“My opponent is making is professional debut as well. Someone’s (O) has got to go. I’m looking to put on an electrifying performance and show the world that I’m the next best heavyweight coming Baltimore.”
Rahman will be sure to have tons of support in the crowd cheering him on, namely his father.
“It’s important to me to have a good showing. My entire family will be watching me fight. My aunts, my uncles, my cousins, and my father will be there to see.”
Rahman has been in and around boxing predominantly his entire life. He has been in many training camps with his father as well as sparred with several fighters at the famed Mayweather Boxing Gym. Now training out of Upton Boxing Gym in Baltimore, Rahman has the best of both worlds: experience and family support.
“I believe I have one of the highest IQ’s in boxing. I can remember living with my father in New York City, watching him spar. I remember when he moved our family to Las Vegas to continue with his boxing career. I’ve been around Floyd Mayweather and watched how hard he worked to get to where he’s at in life.”
“I take all these learning experiences as blessings and I plan that as a blessing take these blessing with me into the ring. I want to become one of the fastest, hardest-punching, hardest-working, and most durable heavyweights in boxing.”
Rahman Jr, who aspired on beginning his career earlier, is all set to begin tonight.
“I had a personal setback in my life and I needed to take some time to myself. I took care of my business and now I am ready to begin my career on the right path.
“I don’t take any of my blessings for granted. I am the next up. I am back home. The more fights I get the sooner I’ll become a world champion.”
Rahman Jr is scheduled to fight on the undercard of The ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader which features undefeated former Russian amateur standout Dmitry Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs, 2-0 WSB) defending his interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against Samuel Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs) in the main event and a matchup of undefeated welterweights in the co-feature, Juan Ruiz (18-0, 11 KOs) and Malik Hawkins (10-0, 7 KOs) squaring off in an eight-round bout. Super bantamweight prospect Glenn Dezurn will meet unbeaten two-time national amateur champion Leroy Davila in the eight-round telecast opener live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) .
Tickets for the event, which is co-promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Banner Promotions in association with World of Boxing and Uprising Promotions, are priced at $103, $73 and $48 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
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