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Jake Paul appeared to be hospitalised in bed with a “broken back” before trolling his fans and opponents.
The Problem Child is finally set to take on his sixth boxing opponent in Hasim Rahman Jr on August 6. Paul was initially set to take on Tommy Fury in a highly-anticipated bout until it was called off due to the Love Island winner’s alleged US visa issues.
The cocky 25-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer has since been confident of extending his flawless 5-0 record against Rahman, who is the son of a former unified heavyweight champion. But he briefly made his fans think they were set for another disappointment by feigning injury in a new skit uploaded to his Instagram.
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Jake begins the video in a hospital bed, saying: “So guys, I’m in the hospital, I had an accident. I’m still gonna be able to fight on August 6, so get your tickets before they sell out.”
He then changes his tone of voice, adding: “But I broke my back carrying the promotion for this event. It’s broken. I broke my back carrying my last five fights’ promotion.
"It's broken." he shouts, before yelling: "Nurse, nurse, more morphine. My opponents never sell s***. These motherf***ers never sell s***. They couldn’t sell a pen to a writer.”
Paul’s own girlfriend Julia Rose also featured in the video dressed in a skimpy nurse outfit. But she couldn't help but break character by smiling when Jake appeared to lose his head towards the end of the viral clip.
His latest opponent Rahman Jr. is 6 years older and has fought 13 times, losing just once. Rahman will be hoping to replicate his father's famous knockout victory against the formidable Lennox Lewis in 2001.
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