Hasim Rahman Jr. reacts to Jake Paul’s fight cancellation: ‘How does the fight affect me as they canceled the event?’

Hasim Rahman Jr. reacts to Jake Paul’s fight cancellation: ‘How does the fight affect me as they canceled the event?’

Hasim Rahman Jr. has given his first reaction to the cancellation of his scheduled fight with Jake Paul.

On Saturday, Paul’s management team, Most Valuabale Promotions, released a statement claiming that Rahman would not be able to reach the contracted weight for the fight and that Rahman’s representations to do so “were not made in good faith became”.

Hours later, Rahman took to social media to react to the fight – and the entire event, which was scheduled for next Saturday at Madison Square Garden – was cancelled.

“Why am I weighing two and three weeks before the fight? I didn’t even get a chance to step on the scales on August 5 like the contract said. Like fighting me when THEY canceled the event,” Rahman asked boxing reporter Dan Rafael on Twitter.

Paul’s advertising firm Most Valuable Promotions said in its statement that the fight was originally set at 200 pounds and that earlier this week the New York State Athletic Commission said the fight should be sanctioned at 205 pounds, having lost “less than a pound”. . since a first weigh-in earlier this month, at which Rahman weighed 216 pounds.

MVP also claims that Rahman’s camp indicated that he “planned to weigh 215 pounds of the fight – a statement echoed by Paul in a social media video — which was the last straw to pull the plug.

MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee are reacting to the cancellation, which you can catch up on below, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.