Jake Paul faces risk of his next fight being half empty as ticket sales dry up

Paul is set to face Hasim Rahman Jr at Madison Square Garden although more than half of the tickets remain unsold.

Following the withdrawal of Tommy Fury, tickets for Jake Paul's next fight has slumped.

The American opted to choose Hasim Rahman Jr as Fury's replacement - the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman.

The pair will face off at Madison Square Garden - an iconic venue which has seen Muhammad AliSugar Ray Leonard and Canelo Alvarez all fight at - on August 6.

Paul is hoping to sell 20,000 tickets in his sixth boxing fight but according to Ticketmaster, it is not going as well as the YouTuber had hoped.

Blue seats mean they are available while grey and white seats indicate that they have been sold and as it stands, there are much more blue seats, including ringside seats for more than $5,000.

Paul Rahman

Despite the dwindling ticket sales, Paul is adamant he will be fighting in front of 20,000 fans in New York.

"You're probably a little nervous about what happened [when we sparred]," Paul told Rahman.

"But under the lights with ten-ounce gloves is going to be different. That's why I do this sport.

"I don't do this sport to spar. I do this sport to fight. When he gets under the lights at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 fans, you'll see what the result is."

Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President at The Garden, seems confident there'll be no issue regarding fight night.

Jake Paul

"We here at The Garden are incredibly honoured to host this fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr.," said Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President of the Garden.

"Jake is an incredibly great partner. He's really into the business of boxing and a real supporter of women's boxing.

"But we also know that Jake is into boxing. He's passionate about it. I'm sure he's in tremendous shape."

"I want to welcome Hasim here. I want to personally thank you for stepping up quickly and stepping down in weight. We appreciate everything that you're doing."

Fisher applauded Rahman for following into the footsteps of his father - who fought at the same venue he is fighting at and won.

"You're following in your father's footsteps, who fought here and won in 2004," he pointed out before tipping his hat to co-feature Amanda Serrano.

"The promotion we had with Amanda and Katie a few months ago was tremendous. It was historic. It was one of the greatest nights of boxing that we've ever had here at The Garden.

"Amanda is one of the best people, boxers, that I've ever worked with. She's just been tremendous, and we know that she'll be ready."

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