Jake Paul fight canceled due to flap over Hasim Rahman Jr.'s weight - ESPN

The scheduled Aug. 6 boxing pay-per-view card headlined by Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. has been canceled as a result of a weight problem with Rahman, Paul's Most helpful Promotions (MVP) wrote in a press release Saturday evening.

The adventure was to take region at new york's Madison square garden.

in line with MVP's statement, Rahman's camp told Paul's group Saturday morning that Rahman planned on weighing during this coming Friday at 215 kilos. Rahman had at the beginning signed a contract for a bout at 200 kilos, and the commentary talked about Paul become inclined to compromise to do the fight at 205 pounds. The MVP observation examine that Rahman's camp mentioned its fighter would withdraw from the combat if the bout turned into not at 215 pounds.

"MVP and Jake Paul will now not reward a person that has performed themselves in this type of deceiving and calculated method," the remark study. "hence, MVP is left with no alternative but to cancel the August 6th event. This forced result impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano and each different fighter on this card who have expert tirelessly during the last few months for this adventure. The boxing group should grasp Hasim Rahman Jr. accountable for his lack of professionalism."

A Rahman representative declined to remark when reached by means of ESPN on Saturday night.

Serrano, one of the crucial good women's fighters on this planet, changed into scheduled to combat Brenda Carabajal in the co-main experience of the card.

The Paul-Rahman bout was put together in early July when Tommy Fury withdrew from his battle with Paul because of trip concerns.

based on the MVP statement, Rahman signed an contract July 6 to fight at 200 kilos. at that time, Rahman offered facts of his weight to MVP and the manhattan State Athletic commission (NYSAC) that he wouldn't be losing greater than 10% of his weight between then and the bout. Rahman, a heavyweight, final fought at 224 kilos in April and had weighed as a whole lot as 269 pounds as a pro.

On July 7, in response to MVP, Rahman weighed 216 kilos, and he and his crew had supplied assurances that he became heading in the right direction to make the load. In interviews with ESPN during the last two weeks, Rahman and his father, Hasim, both expressed confidence that making the burden would now not be a problem.

MVP's observation stated Rahman supplied a signed statement from a nutritionist that his weight was progressing, per the NYSAC suggestions, which protected weekly weight exams.

"in the ultimate 48 hours, it has turn into clear that these assurances were now not made in good religion," MVP's commentary study.

MVP's observation talked about that in an NYSAC weight examine Friday, Rahman had misplaced below one pound seeing that signing for the bout in early July. The commission, MVP referred to, declared it wouldn't sanction the fight at below 205 pounds, which Paul become willing to comply with. a new contract became then sent to Rahman's team, in line with MVP, with the burden alteration and imposing strict penalties if Rahman overlooked the load.

"Upon receiving this new contract Saturday morning, Rahman's camp indicated for the very first time that he deliberate to weigh 215 lbs. on the reliable weigh-in and would no longer conform to weigh-in at 205 kilos and informing Most valuable Promotions that they're pulling out of the combat until the fight turned into agreed to at 215 kilos," the commentary examine. A request for remark to the NYSAC on Saturday nighttime was no longer automatically again.

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