Jake Paul sensationally CALLED OUT by Chris Eubank Jr after Hasim Rahman Jr fight axe as he questions YouTuber’s heart
CHRIS EUBANK JR sensationally called out Jake Paul after the YouTube star’s fight with Hasim Rahman Jr was cancelled.
Paul was due to face Rahman at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden next weekend.
But following a weight disagreement between the two, the entire pay-per-view event was axed.
Eubank Jr, a middleweight who weighs THREE STONE less, then offered to take Rahman’s place and also made a dig at Tommy Fury.
He tweeted: “Fumbles & Crumbles are not ‘boxers’ they are guys who put gloves on every now & again for clout… no different to you.
“I’m fighting in a couple months but I can squeeze you into my schedule next week & save your show if you have the heart to get into the ring with a REAL boxer.”
It came after Paul tweeted: “First Tommy Fumbled and now Hasim Rahman Crumbled.
“These boxers are the most difficult people to work with and continually lack professionalism and confidence to fight me.
“I apologize to all of the of the other fighters on the card, our partners, our team and the fans.”
Rahman, 31, signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April.
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And due to the heavy weight cut, the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track the process.
Paul said with only a week out, the NYSAC changed the fight weight to 205lb.
But once Rahman allegedly demanded to come in at 215lb, the bout was soon called off.
Paul said: “I am devastated. I cannot f*****g believe this. We just found out this news.
“This is just another case of a professional boxer, just like Tommy Fury, being scared to fight me.
“I’m fighting in a couple months but I can squeeze you into my schedule next week & save your show if you have the heart to get into the ring with a REAL boxer.
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“It’s as clear as day that these guys have been so unprofessional to work with, looking for any excuse to such more money out of this event. To coerce us into doing things.
“And from the jump I knew from the bottom of my heart that this guys didn’t want to get into the ring with me it’s as clear as day.”
But Rahman hit back: “I would have beat this man up with one hand like I did in the gym, but let him tell it he already beat my ass in the gym when I was 230lb.
“So if you beat me up when I was 230lb, what’s the problem fighting me when I’m 215lb or 210lb?
“It’s clearly them not wanting to fight, it’s not me pulling out. I never said I didn’t want this fight, the only thing I can conclude is that they’re scared.
“They tried to drain me down, I told them I wouldn’t be able to get all the way down to cruiserweight, it was an astronomical feat from the beginning.”