Friday, 14 April 2017
Hasim Rahman jr makes debut at heavyweight, tonight in Maryland.
This Friday at the MGM National Harbour, Oxon Hill in Maryland, a famous name continues a local legacy as Hasim Rahman Jr, son of Baltimores former world heavyweight champion of the same name makes his professional debut, as a heavyweight.. Hasim, better known as Gold Blooded, had an outstanding career as a 201 pound amateur, with over a 100 fights, but it looked almost certain in time, that he would attempt to step into his fathers footsteps as a paid fighter.. I remember Hasim jr from 2011, sparring with then established heavyweight contender Friday Ahunanya, for the Nigerians scheduled bout with Tony Thompson in Las Vegas .. Rahman showed up at the Hit Factory gym with his mother, got warmed up and proceeded to exchange leather with the experienced Ahunanya regardless of being outweighed by nearly 50 pounds.. Rahman acquitted himself well and came across as lovely kid, leaving a lasting impression.. unfortunately, in 2012, Hasim was involved in a horrific automobile accident, where a delivery driver was tragically killed. Rahman was the driver and has since served time, but upon release appears a more driven and determined fighter.. The 25 year old Hasim has added muscle to his once skinny 6 ft 3 frame and will enter the ring close to 240 on fight night, where he faces another debutant in Ralph Alexander also a local Maryland fighter.. Hasim got exposure on the famed HBO 24/7 series, when he battled with Donovan Cameron in a Mayweather gym doghouse rules bout, for honour over Camerons previous defeat of his younger brother Sharif.. Hasim has a vast experience having sparred with numerous top class heavyweights and cruiserweights since taking the sport seriously in his teens.. He is indeed one to watch. The Banner Promotions show, alongside Greg Cohen promotions features Dmitry Bivol v Samuel Clarkson for the WBA interim light heavyweight title..