Why is Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr. Cancelled? | The SunAugust 1, 2022
JAKE PAUL'S highly anticipated clash with Hasim Rahman Jr has been cancelled at the last minute – and fans are furious.
The YouTube sensation was all set to face-off with the American on Saturday, August 6.
But Paul's promotion team Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) have slammed Rahman Jr for getting the fight called off.
Find out why below…
Why is Paul vs Rahman Jr cancelled?
MVP blamed the fight cancellation on Rahman's team trying to change the weight from 200 pounds to 215 pounds.
Which came after Rahman Jr reportedly signing an agreement on July 6 to fight at 200lbs despite weighing 216lbs the following day.
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And a weight check on Friday highlighted that the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman had only shredded one pound since then.
Paul's promotion team also revealed that they were informed by Rahman's team that they would pull out of the fight unless the weight limit was a agreed at 215lbs.
What has been said?
MVP believe that Rahman Jr should take full responsibility of the fight being called off.
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The MVP statement read:"MVP and Jake Paul will not reward someone that has conducted themselves in such a deceiving and calculated manner.
"Therefore, MVP is left with no choice but to cancel the August 6th event. This forced outcome impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano and every other fighter on this card who have trained tirelessly over the past few months for this event.
The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr. liable for his lack of professionalism."
Jake Paul also backed up this statement by tweeting: "First Tommy Fury fumbled and now Hasim Rahman crumbled"
And Rahman Jr responded with: "Jake and his "team" cancelled this fight, not me! The fight isn't happening on there accord not MINE!"
When is Jake Paul's next fight?
Jake Paul is yet to confirm his next fight but the likes of Mike Tyson and Conor McGregor have been previously linked.
A re-visit of Tommy Fury is another potential option or his dad John Fury has been mentioned too.
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