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Team Fury Still Attempting To Secure Rahman For April 16

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com was advised that Tyson Fury's team is still attempting to secure former WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (49-7, 40KOs). If they can close a deal, the fight will take place in a featured position on the Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey undercard on April 16 at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

As previously reported, and later confirmed, Rahman's trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad is not comfortable with his boxer taking such a fight on two weeks notice. After there appeared to be trouble with Rahman, the fight with Fury (14-0, 10KOs) was offered to tough veteran Kali Meehan (37-4, 30KOs). While Meehan accepted the fight, BoxingScene has now been told that Sky Sports rejected him as an opponent.

Khan Promotions [the lead promoter of the show] are actually trying to save the fight by raising Rahman's purse. But, the problem heads right back to Muhammad. Regardless of the money, he doesn't want Rahman to take the fight. And, when Rahman tried to push the issue on accepting the deal - Muhammad told him that he won't travel to Manchester to work the boxer's corner.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FloydTBE on 04-08-2011

awful fight anyway

Comment by buster007 on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=gingeralbino;10338586]i fond it hard to belive that sky rejected Meehan. More like someone on Fury's team rejected Meehan. Hope he gets an opponent lined up, i want to see him fight live. Preferably against someone at least half decent.[/QUOTE] i…

Comment by Jim Jeffries on 04-07-2011

It'd be awfully short notice at this stage. Rahman doesn't look like he keeps in shape in between fights, either.

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 04-07-2011

It's no longer a PPV. That seems to imply that Fury can't get a decent opponent. Rahman should have taken this.

Comment by gingeralbino on 04-07-2011

[QUOTE=Box Up!;10338664]This fight won’t happen, it was never going to happen. It’s a marketing tool to boost PPV sales (everyone knows who Rahman is circa Lennox Lewis) I work in marketing and I know how all this works, Christ I’ve…

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