Jake Paul – Hasim Rahman Jr PPV showtime is off!
Statement from The Most Valuable Promotion: On July 5, Hasim Rahman, Jr. signed a deal to fight Jake Paul on August 6 at Madison Square Garden with a maximum weight of 200 lbs. At the time of signing the contract, Rahman provided proof of his weight to comfort Most Valuable Promotions and the New York State Athletic Commission that he would not lose more than 10% weight in the 4 weeks before the game.
Since weighing at 216 lbs on July 7, Rahman and his camp have given the reassurance after publicly and privately assuring that he is on track to do the weighing on. August 5th goes the extra mile to provide a signed letter from a dietitian acknowledging that his weight loss is progressing with no problems checking his weight weekly of the New York State Athletic Commission. Over the past 48 hours, it has become clear that these guarantees were not made in good faith.
On Friday, Rahman submitted a weight check to the New York State Athletic Commission. This led the Commission to declare that it would not sanction fighting at less than 205 lbs. However, Jake Paul was prepared to continue the fight at this new weight and a new contract was sent to Rahman’s promoter reflecting 205 lbs. limit, impose severe penalties if he fails to carry the weight. Upon receiving this new contract on Saturday morning, Rahman’s camp first indicated that he intended to weigh in at 215 lbs. at the official weigh-in and will not agree to weigh at 205 pounds and notify Most Valuable Promotions that they will withdraw from the event unless the fight is agreed to at 215 pounds.
MVP and Jake Paul will not reward someone who has behaved in such a deceptive and calculated manner. Therefore, MVP has no choice but to cancel the August 6 event. This required result affects Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano, and every other fighter on this card who has not trained. Tired of the past few months for this event. The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr accountable for his unprofessional behavior. It took loads of work, time and money to build this event, and we want to thank our team, Showtime, Madison Square Garden, Holden Boxing and all of our partners for going on. support. Above all, we want to thank the fans for their commitment to the athletes and the sport of boxing.