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Tyson-Jones: Hasim Rahman Jr. Replaces Injured Viddal Riley

Unbeaten prospect Hasim Rahman Jr., the son of former two-time heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, has become a late addition to the upcoming pay-per-view event on Saturday night, which features an exhibition main event with Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Rahman Jr, 29-years-old and 9-0 as a pro, will face UFC veteran Rashad Coulter in an exhibition.

Coulter was scheduled to fight Viddal Riley, who withdrew with an undisclosed injury.


Coulter had no issue with the switch in opponent.

“I wish Viddal the best. I pray he heals up quick and it’s nothing serious. I was looking forward to fighting him, but I most definitely need to be his opponent when he heals up. That’s a fight I have to get back. I’m blessed to still be on the card. Hasim is a skilled dude who has grown up around boxing, so it’s a new opponent but the same plan," Coulter told MMA Island.

“I know he is southpaw and he switches but my job is to fight my fight and not let him dictate the pace. He is tough and has a good record, I have never ran from a fight and this will be great. I grew up watching his pops so this will be fun. But again this is strictly business.”

Rahman's father shocked the world in April 2001, when he knocked out Lennox Lewis in the fifth round in one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history. That November Lewis reclaimed the titles with a vicious knockout.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SN!PER on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=The D3vil;20910531]Does anybody know if Rahman Jr.'s any good? Does he fight like his father?[/QUOTE] Dunno, haven't seen his fights yet but I heard he's had some [B][URL=""]pretty intense sparring[/URL][/B].

Comment by TheMyspaceDayz on 11-26-2020

[QUOTE=Zelda;20909841]Time passes fast.[/QUOTE] I know, right? Seems like yesterday his dad was a top 10 heavyweight.

Comment by The D3vil on 11-26-2020

Does anybody know if Rahman Jr.'s any good? Does he fight like his father?

Comment by Zelda on 11-26-2020

Time passes fast.

Comment by Tobi.G on 11-26-2020

Is Rahman Jr. a good prospect? I have never seen him fight.

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