Jake Paul‘s boxing match in opposition to Hasim Rahman Jr. has been cancelled, based on the Downside Kid’s boxing promotion, after the 12-1 fighter allegedly failed to satisfy contractual obligations tied to his weight.
Paul vs. Rahman Jr. was set to go down August 6 at Madison Sq. Backyard in NYC … however only one week earlier than the extremely anticipated scrap, Most Precious Promotions introduced the battle was off.
All of it has to do with the burden of Hasim, who beforehand fought at heavyweight, weighing greater than 260 kilos. For the battle with Jake, Rahman Jr. agreed to weigh a most of 200 kilos at weigh-ins, the day earlier than the battle.
Nonetheless, MPV says Rahman Jr. was obligated to point out the NY state athletic fee officers he was reducing weight within the lead as much as the battle, in an effort to stop an enormous weight reduce in an try to make 200 kilos.
Sadly, MVP says Hasim had misplaced lower than one pound since signing the contract for the battle greater than 3 weeks in the past.
Attributable to this growth, the athletic fee dictated the battle could be fought at 205 kilos as an alternative. Paul — who weighed in at 190 kilos for his second battle with Woodley — says he agreed to the change.
However, MVP claims Rahman Jr. then demanded the match be fought at 215 kilos … an enormous leap from the initially agreed upon 200 kilos.
That is the place Jake drew the road … and that is why MVP says the battle is not occurring.
“MVP and Jake Paul won’t reward somebody that has performed themselves in such a deceiving and calculated method. Due to this fact, MVP is left no alternative however to cancel the August sixth occasion. This pressured end result impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano and each different fighter on this card who’ve skilled tirelessly over the previous few months for this occasion,” an announcement launched by the promotion mentioned.
Just a few weeks in the past we talked to Rahman Jr. … and he appeared to take concern with the burden reduce.
Jake responded to the cancelation, saying … “First Tommy Fumbled and now Hasim Rahman Crumbled. These boxers are essentially the most tough individuals to work with and frequently lack professionalism and confidence to battle me.”
“I apologize to all the of the opposite fighters on the cardboard, our companions, our group and the followers.”
In fact, Hasim wasn’t Jake’s unique opponent. That was purported to be Tommy Fury … however Tyson’s bro pulled out over points touring to the U.S.
It is unclear if Paul will now try to reschedule the battle with Tommy someday within the close to future.