The Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. boxing match scheduled for Aug. 6 at Madison Sq. Backyard has been cancelled. All ticket and pay-per-view purchases might be refunded.
Most Worthwhile Promotions launched an announcement on Saturday asserting the occasion cancellation and blamed Rahman Jr.
“On July 5, Hasim Rahman, Jr. signed a bout settlement to combat Jake Paul on August sixth at Madison Sq. Backyard at a most weight of 200 lbs. On the time of signing Rahman supplied proof of his weight to provide consolation to Most Worthwhile Promotions and the New York State Athletic Fee that he wouldn’t be dropping greater than 10% of his weight over the 4 weeks main as much as the combat. Since weighing in at 216 lbs on July 7, Rahman and his camp have supplied assurance after assurance publicly and privately that he was on monitor to make weight on the weigh-in on August fifth, going so far as to supply a letter signed by a acknowledged nutritionist that his weight lower was progressing with out situation per New York State Athletic Fee’s required weekly weight checks. Within the final 48 hours, it has develop into clear that these assurances weren’t made in good religion,” the assertion learn.
“On Friday, Rahman submitted a weight test to the New York State Athletic Fee that demonstrated he had misplaced lower than 1 pound since initially signing to take the combat 24 days prior. This prompted the Fee to declare that it might not sanction the combat at lower than 205 lbs. Nonetheless, Jake Paul was ready to maneuver ahead with the combat at this new weight and a brand new contract was despatched to Rahman’s promoter reflecting a 205 lbs. restrict, imposing strict penalties ought to he fail to make weight. 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 official weigh-in and wouldn’t comply with weigh-in at 205 kilos and informing Most Worthwhile Promotions that they’re pulling out of the combat except the combat was agreed to at 215 kilos.
“MVP and Jake Paul won’t reward somebody that has performed themselves in such a deceiving and calculated method. Subsequently, MVP is left with no alternative however to cancel the August sixth occasion. This pressured final 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. responsible for his lack of professionalism. There was infinite 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 help. Above all the things we need to thank our followers for his or her dedication to the athletes and the game of boxing,” the MVP launch said.