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

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Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr.'s Aug. 6 boxing pay-per-view has been cancelled because to Rahman's weight, Paul's MVP said.

Rahman's camp alerted Paul's squad Saturday morning that he plans to weigh 215 pounds Friday. Paul was eager to face Rahman at 205 pounds.

"MVP and Jake Paul will not reward deceitful and deliberate behaviour," the statement said. "MVP must cancel the 8/6 event

Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano, and every single fighter on this card had trained hard for months. Hasim Rahman Jr.'s unprofessionalism must be punished."

Tommy Fury withdrew from his fight with Paul in early July owing to travel concerns.

MVP said Rahman agreed to fight at 200 pounds on July 6. Rahman showed MVP and the NYSAC his weight to prove he wouldn't lose more than 10% before the fight.

MVP said Rahman weighed 216 pounds on July 7 and was on track to make weight.

Rahman supplied a signed nutritionist declaration confirming his weight was improving, per NYSAC guidelines, which include weekly weight checks.

MVP stated Rahman shed less than one pound since signing for the fight in early July. MVP stated the commission wouldn't authorise the bout below 205 pounds, which Paul agreed to.

"Upon obtaining this revised contract Saturday morning, Rahman's team stated for the first time that he planned to weigh 215 lbs.

At the official weigh-in and would not accept to weigh-in at 205 pounds," the statement continued. The NYSAC didn't respond to a comment request Saturday night.

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