Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. fight: PPV event canceled over weight clause issue


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Jake Paul is as soon as once more with out an opponent. The social media star’s newest PPV occasion was set to happen at Madison Sq. Backyard on Aug. 6 towards Hasim Rahman Jr. However that bout, together with the remainder of the cardboard, which was set to happen on Showtime PPV, has been canceled due to weight points round Rahman Jr. 

Showtime Sports activities and Most Priceless Promotions made the announcement on Saturday night time.

The struggle was anticipated to happen on the crusierweight restrict of 200 kilos. Nevertheless, Rahman Jr., a pure heavyweight, had by no means fought lighter than 211.75 kilos since turning professional in 2017. Due to that, the New York State Athletic Fee required weekly weight checks for the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman Sr., according to Boxing Scene.

Rahman Jr. had not proven the correct progress in weight reduction as of this week, prompting NYSAC to maneuver the contracted weight as much as 205 kilos. Nevertheless, in response to Paul’s promotion, Rahman Jr. indicated in subsequent gives that he deliberate to weigh in at 215 kilos on the official weigh-in and that he would pulled out of the struggle except Paul agreed to these phrases.

“MVP and Jake Paul is not going to reward somebody that has performed themselves in such a deceiving and calculated method. Subsequently, MVP is left with no selection however to cancel the Aug. 6 occasion,” Most Priceless Promotions stated in an announcement. “This pressured end result impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano and each different fighter on this card who’ve educated tirelessly over the previous few months for this occasion. The boxing neighborhood should maintain Hasim Rahman Jr. answerable for his lack of professionalism. There was limitless work, time, and cash put into constructing this occasion and we need to thank our crew, Showtime,  Madison Sq. Backyard, Holden Boxing and all of our companions for his or her continued assist. Above the whole lot we need to thank our followers for his or her dedication to the athletes and the game of boxing.”

Paul was initially anticipated to struggle Tommy Fury on the identical date, however Fury was denied entrance into the US when trying to fly from England for the introductory press convention. Fury was pressured to withdraw from the bout due to these visa points.

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