Jake Paul eyes return in October and already evaluating ‘multiple opponents’

JAKE PAUL is targeting a boxing return in October and already evaluating “multiple opponents” for his next fight.

The YouTuber-turned prizefighting star was due to face Hasim Rahman Jr over the weekend in New York.


Jake Paul is targeting a boxing return in OctoberCredit: EPA

But a weight disagreement between the two forced the entire Madison Square Garden pay-per-view to be scrapped.

Paul nearly completed a full training camp ahead of the fight and was prepared for his first bout since December.

But his Most Valuable Promotions banner confirmed to SunSport that his comeback is already in the works.

MVP stated: “We are evaluating multiple opponents for Jake Paul to return in October.”

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Hasim Rahman Jr to STILL weigh in on Friday despite Jake Paul fight cancellation

Paul, 25, most recently knocked out Tyron Woodley, 40, four months after beating the ex-UFC champion on points.

The rematch only came around when Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out of the event after suffering a rib injury.

Paul added to his KO wins over “AnEsonGib”, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 38.

The American was braced to reschedule his celebrity grudge match with Fury, but the British ex-Love Islander was ruled out amid a visa issue.


Paul then turned to Rahman, 31, a former sparring partner and son of ex-world champion Hasim Sr.

The heavyweight signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April.

So the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track his weight cut.

But after Rahman struggled to drop the pounds, NSAC changed the fight weight to 205lb.

We are evaluating multiple opponents for Jake Paul to return in October.

Most Valuable Promotions

Paul later claimed his opponent demanded it be at no lower than 215lb, which caused the whole MSG card to be axed.

Rahman would then insist he was willing to fight at 205lb and is set to still weigh in on Friday in a bid to prove it.

SunSport understands the opposing camps were in contact following the official cancelation but there are no plans to reschedule the fight.

It will likely see Paul, who was ready to fight at a career-heaviest weight having campaigned at 190lb, move on to a new opponent.

Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman before their fight cancelation


Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman before their fight cancelationCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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