Boxing: Due to a disagreement over the fight’s weight limit, Jake Paul has cancelled his upcoming fight against Hasim Rahman Jr.
The internet sensation was scheduled to restart his professional boxing career on August 6, but according to Rahman Jr.’s promotional company, he was unable to attain the “maximum weight” of 200 pounds.
After Tommy Fury withdrew from a bout against Paul, Rahman Jr., the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, was brought in to fill in.
In a statement, Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) claimed that Rahman had agreed to weigh 200 pounds (90.72 kilogrammes) for the fight on July 6 but had actually weighed 216 pounds the following day.
According to the statement, a weight check on Friday revealed Rahman had only shed one pound since then. As a result, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYASC) announced it would not approve a fight unless it was staged at 205 pounds.
Paul was ready to continue at that weight, according to MVP, but Rahman’s management informed them on Saturday that they wanted to withdraw from the fight unless it was agreed to at 215 pounds, which resulted in the cancellation of the entire card.
“First Tommy Fury fumbled and now Hasim Rahman crumbled,” Paul wrote on Twitter.