Jake Paul is set to be RANKED by the WBC in their cruiserweight top 40 if he beats rival Hasim Rahman Jr next week… with the YouTuber chasing an unthinkable title shot as he bids to stay unbeaten at Madison Square Garden
- Youtuber Jake Paul fights Hasim Rahman Jr in New York on Saturday August 6
- If he wins the bout then he will go into the WBC’s top 40 cruiserweight rankings
- Paul boasts a professional record of 5-0 but faces his biggest challenge yet
- Rahman Jr is the first experienced boxer that Paul has come up against
Youtuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul will earn his first WBC world ranking if he beats Hasim Rahman Jr in their upcoming fight.
The controversial star fights Rahman Jr – son of the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Sr – on Saturday August 6 at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Paul is undefeated in five professional fights, with four wins by knockout and a split decision victory over Tyron Woodley.
YouTuber Jake Paul is just one win away from become one of the WBC’s top 40 cruiserweights
The YouTuber-turned-boxer is set to face American Hasim Rahman Jr (right) on August 6
The upcoming bout represents the first time that Paul will enter the ring against someone who isn’t making their professional debut having previously fought a retired basketball player, a fellow Youtuber, and two former UFC fighters.
WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman revealed in a post on Twitter that Paul will be placed into the organisations top 40 cruiserweight rankings if he wins his fight against Rahman JR.
Sulaiman wrote: ‘Coming august 6 Jake Paul will take on Hasim Rahman jr.
‘Winning this fight will earn him a WBC Boxing ranking.’
This will be Paul’s hardest tough yet with Sportsmail revealing that the Youtuber was told not to take on the fight against Hasim Rahman Jr. by the New York Athletic Commission.
His opponent boasts over 100 amateur bouts and a professional record of 12 wins and one loss with six of his victories coming by knockout.
Rahman Jr is the first experienced professional boxer that Paul has fought against in his career
Paul boasts a record of 5-0 having beaten UFC retirees, a Youtuber, and a retired basketballer
He suffered his first loss against undefeated heavyweight Kenzie Morrison in April.
Paul outlined his lofty boxing ambitions in a YouTube video leading up to the bout and spoke of his desires to maintain his winning streak and become a boxing world champion.
‘The sky is the limit for me right now,’
‘But I think right now, going to 10-0, being undefeated, fighting some big names, making history and maybe taking a world championship belt from somebody just to say I did it, and retiring at 10-0.’
Paul has sparked further controversy leading into the fight after it was reported that he is claiming all of the PPV money for the bout at Madison Square Garden.
He was originally set to meet the brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, Tommy Fury, in New York, but was forced to switch opponents after Fury revealed that he was refused entry into America.
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