Hasim Rahman Jr vs Greg Hardy, this latest novelty event between two stars whose profile owed less to their work inside the ring than their reputation and smack-talking became a farce when the boxing match.
The son of the previous world titleholder after whom Rahman is named arranged an unlikely bout with Vitor Belfort, giving Rahman a stronger claim to being a genuine boxer than Paul.
Referring to a potential game-ending penalty, Graham said, “We can’t put the game in the hands of the ref.”
How to watch Hasim Rahman Jr vs Vitor Belfort:
DAZN subscribers in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia will be able to watch the bout.
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When is Hasim Rahman Jr vs Greg Hardy:
- Date: Saturday, November 19
- Main card: 7 p.m. ET | 12 a.m. GMT | 11 a.m. AEDT
- Main event: 10:15 p.m. ET | 3:15 a.m. GMT | 2:15 a.m. AEDT (approx.)
On November 19, 2022, Misfit Boxing will host the main event of the third installment of their X Series. Around 7 p.m. E.T. | 12 a.m. GMT | 11 a.m. AEDT is when the card is scheduled to begin. Depending on the length of the undercard bouts, Rahman and Belfort might enter the ring as early as 10:15 p.m. E.T. | 3:15 a.m. GMT | 2:15 a.m. AEDT.
Where is Hasim Rahman Jr vs Greg Hardy fight taking place
The bout was scheduled to go down in front of 13,600 fans at Sheffield Arena.
Change of venue to Texas’ Moody Convention Center. Over 15,000 people can fit inside the arena.
Full fight card
Hasim Rahman Jr vs Greg Hardy fight card
- Hasim Rahman Jr vs Greg Hardy
- Joshua Brueckner vs Chase Demoor
- Jessica Duban vs Avery Pongracz
- Walid Muhsein vs Nurideen Shabazz
- Paul Denino vs Brandon Buckingham
- Malcolm Minikon vs TBA
- Kenny Ojuederie vs TBA
Career highlights, awards, and rankings for Hasim Rahman Jr
When thinking about Rahman’s upbringing, it’s tough to ignore the fact that his father was a heavyweight who achieved his greatest success by defeating Lennox Lewis and winning the WBC, IBF, and IBO belts from the guy widely considered to be the best British boxer of all time through knockout.
After Lewis got his own back for that shocking loss in 2001, Rahman continued to win multiple fights in a row despite losing to heavyweights like Wladimir Klitschko and lightweights like Alexander Povetkin.
Before challenging for the WBC version of the U.S. belt his father had won, Rahman Jr. went 11-0 with six knockouts.
Rahman Jr. was knocked down for a second time by James Morrison in Las Vegas, prompting the referee to stop the bout. This was Rahman Jr.’s tenth fight in the United States; the others had all taken place in Mexico.
The 31-year-old has gained over 241,000 followers on Instagram and seems ready to combine fields to advance his career.
An online critic claimed that six amateurs had knocked out Rahman Jr., and in response, Rahman Jr. declared he wanted “all the smoke” and defended his record.
“I never touched the canvas until my last bout,” shot back Rahman Jr. “Believe it or not, I actually make my living as a professional fighter. In this battle, I intend to aim for the maximum possible reward.”
Seeing Belfort, who has over 1.3 million Instagram followers, could give him insight into the direction he should go in his burgeoning MMA career.
Rahman Jr. has publicly stated his desire to fight for the Professional Fighters League, a U.S. MMA promoter, despite his previous claims that boxing is superior to MMA.
Career highlights, awards, and rankings for Greg Hardy
Belfort, often known as “The Phenom,” had a professional mixed martial arts career that spanned from 1996 up to 2018 (compared to nearly 20 years for Rahman senior in boxing).
The Brazilian entered the UFC in 1997 and won the light heavyweight title in 2004; nevertheless, Randy Couture got his own back that same year.
Between 2005 to 2009, Belfort competed in promotions like Pride and Cage Rage before returning to the UFC and losing a middleweight bout against Anderson Silva.
After a failed title defence against Jon Jones in 2012, he knocked out Michael Bisping in Sao Paulo the following year to reclaim his former belt.
Belfort had 26 victories from 41 fights and 18 knockouts before he announced his retirement from the UFC in May 2018.
A return to the ring for Belfort in September 2021 saw him face off against boxing icon Evander Holyfield in Florida. His lone previous official boxing match had been won in 2006 against Josemario Neves in Brazil.
After promoters Triller’s throwback exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., Belfort defeated Holyfield in the first round. At the same time, pay-per-view viewers saw analysis from rapper Snoop Dogg and could listen to ex-president Donald Trump’s commentary.
Belfort’s brutality in defeating a visibly fading Holyfield raised new concerns about allowing official matches between extremely rusty or inexperienced fighters.