Viddal Riley OUT of Rashad Coulter fight ‘through injury’ and replaced by boxing legend Hasim Rahman’s son

HASIM RAHMAN JR has become a late addition to the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard this Saturday.

UFC veteran Rashad Coulter will face the undefeated prospect and son of former two-time boxing world champ Hasim Rahman Snr, who is best known for downing Lennox Lewis.

Hasim Rahman Jr, pictured right alongside Jake Paul, has been added to the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercardCredit: Twitter

He will face former UFC veteran Rashad Coulter at the eventCredit: Instagram

The ‘Daywalker’ was due to face Viddal Riley, but the latter has suffered an undisclosed injury that has ruled him out of the blockbuster event in California.

He’s been replaced by the 9-0 Raham, aged 29.

Speaking to MMA Island, Coulter wished Mayweather Promotions fighter Riley well.

But he says despite being a big fan of his father, it will be strictly business against Rahman Jr.

He said: “I wish Viddal the best. I pray he heals up quick and it’s nothing serious.

“I was looking forward to fighting him, but I most definitely need to be his opponent when he heals up. That’s a fight I have to get back.”

Coulter – who’s also fought in UFC and Bellator – added: “I’m blessed to still be on the card.

“Hasim is a skilled dude who has grown up around boxing, so it’s a new opponent but the same plan.

“I know he is southpaw and he switches but my job is to fight my fight and not let him dictate the pace.

“He is tough and has a good record, I have never ran from a fight and this will be great.

“I grew up watching his pops so this will be fun. But again this is strictly business.”

Hasim Rahman shocked the world in April 2001 when he knocked out Lennox Lewis in the fifth round to produce one of the biggest upsets ever.

That secured the 20-1 the heavyweight world titles, and a month later he signed a $5 million deal with promoter Don King.

He lost the rematch to Lewis that November, but he went on to win the WBC crown again in 2005 from James Toney.

Hasim Rahman, left, walks away after knocking out Lennox Lewis in the fifth round to become world champ back in 2001Credit: AP:Associated Press

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