Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr CANCELLED as YouTube star blames boxer for weighing in too heavy
JAKE PAUL’s fight with Hasim Rahman Jr has been called off at the last minute.
The YouTube star was due to fight at Madison Square Garden next weekend.
But a statement released on Saturday night slammed Rahman for apparently moving the goalposts.
A statement from Most Valuable Promotions said Rahman’s team tried to change the fight weight from 200lbs to 215lbs.
And it read: “The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr liable for his lack of professionalism.”
Rahman and his team are said to have offered assurances that he was on track to make 200lbs at the weigh-in on Friday.
Paul’s team claim they were prepared to raise the weight to 200lbs, but say Rahman indicated he would come in at 215lbs.
And drastic action was taken with the fight axed and refunds offered to ticket holders and PPV buyers.
Paul was due to fight British reality star and boxer Tommy Fury.
But Fury ran into visa issues and couldn’t fight the YouTuber at Madison Square Garden.
Paul had been sparring with ex world champ Chad Dawson in build up to the fight.
He was set for one of the toughest fights of his young boxing career.
This was due to be the sixth professional fight for the younger Paul brother and he is undefeated so far.
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