Revenge No. 1 on Rahman hit list

From opponent to training site, past inspires champ

August 11, 2006|By LEM SATTERFIELD | LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. -- As Hasim Rahman skipped rope to the beat of a rap tune blaring from a boombox, Brandon "Church" Johnson, a former rapper now part of Rahman's entourage, stood nearby shouting encouraging rhymes.

"H-A-S-I-M."

"Better than all of them."

Heavyweight title fight

Hasim Rahman (41-5-2, 33 KOs) vs. Oleg Maskaev (32-5, 25 KOs), tomorrow, approx. 11 p.m., Las Vegas

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