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CANCELED: Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. won’t happen due to weight issues



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YouTuber-turned-professional-boxer Jake Paul. Photo credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The scheduled boxing pay-per-view card headlined by Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. has been canceled because of weight issues around Rahman Jr. The fight was scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 6.

Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions wrote a statement on Saturday night.

“MVP and Jake Paul will not reward someone that has conducted themselves in such a deceiving and calculated manner. Therefore, MVP is left with no choice but to cancel the Aug. 6 event. This forced outcome impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano and every other fighter on this card who have trained tirelessly over the past few months for this event. The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr. liable for his lack of professionalism. There has been endless work, time, and money put into building this event and we want to thank our team, Showtime, Madison Square Garden, Holden Boxing and all of our partners for their continued support. Above everything we want to thank our fans for their commitment to the athletes and the sport of boxing.”

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Jake Paul apologizes to the fans

In a tweet, “Problem Child” made a comment on the situation.

“First Tommy Fumbled and now Hasim Rahman Crumbled. These boxers are the most difficult people to work with and continually lack professionalism and confidence to fight me. I apologize to all of the other fighters on the card, our partners, our team and the fans,” Paul wrote.


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