Jake Paul‘s boxing match towards Hasim Rahman Jr. has been cancelled, in keeping with 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 Useful Promotions introduced the combat 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 combat with Jake, Rahman Jr. agreed to weigh a most of 200 kilos at weigh-ins, the day earlier than the combat.
Nevertheless, MPV says Rahman Jr. was obligated to indicate the NY state athletic fee officers he was losing a few pounds within the lead as much as the combat, in an effort to forestall 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 combat greater than 3 weeks in the past.
Attributable to this improvement, the athletic fee dictated the combat could be fought at 205 kilos as a substitute. Paul — who weighed in at 190 kilos for his second combat with Woodley — says he agreed to the change.
However, MVP claims Rahman Jr. then demanded the match be fought at 215 kilos … an enormous bounce from the initially agreed upon 200 kilos.
That is the place Jake drew the road … and that is why MVP says the combat is not taking place.
“MVP and Jake Paul won’t reward somebody that has carried out themselves in such a deceiving and calculated method. Due to this fact, MVP is left no selection however to cancel the August sixth occasion. This compelled consequence impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano and each different fighter on this card who’ve skilled tirelessly over the previous few months for this occasion,” a press release launched by the promotion stated.
A couple of weeks in the past we talked to Rahman Jr. … and he appeared to take problem 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 combat me.”
“I apologize to the entire of the opposite fighters on the cardboard, our companions, our workforce and the followers.”
In fact, Hasim wasn’t Jake’s unique opponent. That was imagined 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 combat with Tommy someday within the close to future.