Jake Paul canceled his subsequent bout in opposition to Hasim Rahman Jr on account of a weight restrict dispute for the bout.
The social media star was alleged to resume his skilled boxing profession on August 6, however his promotional crew mentioned Rahman Jr was unable to achieve the “most weight” of 200 kilos.
Rahman Jr, son of former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, stepped in as a alternative after Tommy Fury retired from a battle in opposition to Paul.
Paul’s Most Worthwhile Promotions (MVP) launched a press release, stating that Rahman had signed a deal on July 6 to battle at 200 kilos (90.72 kg) and weighed 216 kilos the subsequent day.
A weight verify on Friday confirmed Rahman had solely misplaced a pound since then, the assertion added, prompting the New York State Athletic Fee (NYASC) to declare that it could not sanction a bout until it was held at 205. lb.
The MVP additionally claimed that Paul was prepared to maneuver ahead with that weight, however on Saturday Rahman’s crew instructed them that they had deliberate to retire from the battle until it was agreed to at 215 kilos, resulting in the elimination of the entire card.
“First Tommy Fury tinkered and now Hasim Rahman crumbled,” wrote Paul on Twitter.
Rahman Jr responded on Twitter saying, “Jake and his” crew “have canceled this battle, not me! The battle shouldn’t be taking place there, not MINE!”