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Jake Paul Confirms Fight With Hasim Rahman Jr. Is OFF After 'Lacking Professionalism'

Daniel Marland

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Jake Paul Confirms Fight With Hasim Rahman Jr. Is OFF After 'Lacking Professionalism'

Jake Paul has confirmed his scheduled fight with Hasim Rahman Jr. on August 6 is off.

'The Problem Child' was originally set to face Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden, but Fury had issues entering the United States and had to pull out of the fight.

Rahman Jr. stepped in on a month's notice but that will not be going ahead either.

Paul posted to Twitter: "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 apologise to all of the of the other fighters on the card, our partners, our team and the fans."

Most Valuable Promotions have also released a statement apologising to fans.

They claim Rahman Jr. did not maintain weight in honest fashion and asked for the fight to be moved to a higher weight class multiple times.

Rahman Jr. allegedly agreed to a 200lbs cruiserweight fight, despite weighing around 216lbs on July 7.

It is claimed the 31-year-old has only lost 1lb since that date and after being offered a 205lbs weight limit, his camp asked for a 215lbs weight limit.

Most Valuable Promotions have since called the whole event off and will be offering refunds to fans.

Amanda Serrano was set to defend her WBC, WBO and IBO featherweight titles against Brenda Carabajal in the co-main event.

It is currently unknown when that fight will be rescheduled for.

Paul's clash with Rahman Jr. was set to be his first against an established professional fighter.

Since debuting in 2020, Paul has taken on fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA point guard Nate Robinson, UFC alumni Ben Askren and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley twice.

A sixth victory will give Paul the chance to enter the World Boxing Council rankings.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman tweeted prior to the fight being called off: "Coming August 6 @jakepaul will take on Hasim Rahman Jr. Winning this fight will earn him a @WBCBoxing ranking."

Paul has frequently stated he wants to win a boxing world title before stepping away from the sport permanently.

Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul/Instagram

Topics: Jake Paul

Daniel Marland
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