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Alan Belcher and Hasim Rahman Jr. Join Misfits Boxing 8 Roster

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Alan Belcher, the ex-UFC middleweight, maintains his post-MMA boxing trajectory with an upcoming match against the potential Jake Paul contender, Hasim Rahman Jr. in a heavyweight bout.

The Misfits Boxing 8 roster now includes Belcher and Rahman Jr. The fight is set for July 22, at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and will be broadcast on DAZN pay-per-view.

Belcher, currently under contract with BKFC, was confirmed to be a part of this event before BKFC officials were aware of the arrangement, according to a statement from MMA Hook. Requests for details from Misfits officials have yet to be answered.

In a recent Instagram post, Belcher shared his anticipation for defending his BKFC heavyweight title against Ben Rothwell following his match with Rahman Jr. He stated:

I have been vocal about striving for my utmost potential and this bout is a significant leap towards that goal. Thanks to @misfitsboxing for facilitating this match. @davidfeldmanbkfc is content with this pairing and we both are thrilled about amplifying visibility for THE Bare Knuckle Heavyweight Champ. I am the best version of myself right now, and I’m keen on unveiling myself to a wider audience. Once that’s done, I will go back to @bkfc to defend my heavyweight title against @rothwellfighter.

After retiring from MMA in 2013, Belcher kickstarted a new career in combat sports in 2021. He transitioned to the heavyweight division to compete in BKFC, securing four consecutive wins, three of which were knockouts.

Rahman Jr., son of the former boxing champion Hasim Rahman Jr., last competed against ex-UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy, who managed to outscore him at a Misfits Boxing event.

Rahman Jr. was due to compete against Paul last August. However, the match was called off when his request to compete at 215 pounds, 10 heavier than initially agreed, was refused by both Paul and the supervisory athletic commission in New York. Rahman Jr. was a replacement for Tommy Fury, who was barred from entering the U.S. due to alleged connections with mob boss Daniel Kinahan.

The July 22 fight card is chock-full of internet influencers and features a Four-Man Survivor Tag Match, billed by Misfits as “every man for himself across four tumultuous rounds.” MMA veteran Anthony Taylor will also be returning after his impressive victory over influencer Salt Papi.

Here is the event’s lineup:

  • NichLmao vs. Swarmz vs. Bdave vs. Ryan Johnston (Four-Man Survivor Tag Match)
  • Anthony Taylor vs. Paul Bamba
  • Alan Belcher vs. Hasim Rahman Jr.
  • Deen The Great and Ree Mo aka Lil Cracra vs. OJ Rosé and Kimbo Slice Junior
  • Corn vs. Unbaer
  • Brandon Herreira vs. Ac7ionMann
  • Alex Stein vs. Mo Deen
  • Jack Grady vs. Magic Crasher

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Misfits Boxing 8

Who are the fighters in the Misfits Boxing 8 event?

The Misfits Boxing 8 event will feature several fighters including Alan Belcher, Hasim Rahman Jr., Anthony Taylor, and more. The match between Belcher and Rahman Jr. is particularly anticipated.

Where and when is the Misfits Boxing 8 event taking place?

The Misfits Boxing 8 event is scheduled for July 22 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Will Alan Belcher continue fighting in BKFC after the Misfits Boxing 8 event?

Yes, according to his Instagram post, Alan Belcher plans to return to BKFC after the Misfits Boxing 8 event to defend his heavyweight title against Ben Rothwell.

Why did the bout between Rahman Jr. and Jake Paul not take place?

The match between Rahman Jr. and Jake Paul was called off because Rahman Jr.’s request to fight at 215 pounds, 10 pounds heavier than initially contracted, was rejected by Paul and the overseeing athletic commission in New York.

What is a Four-Man Survivor Tag Match?

A Four-Man Survivor Tag Match, as described by Misfits, is a contest where each man competes for himself across four challenging rounds. This type of match will be a part of the Misfits Boxing 8 event.

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