HASIM RAHMAN JR weighed in at 206.6lb despite his fight with Jake Paul being cancelled – and hit out at the YouTube star after. Rahman c
HASIM RAHMAN JR weighed in at 206.6lb despite his fight with Jake Paul being cancelled – and hit out at the YouTube star after.
Rahman called for a late-notice weigh in at the famous Gleason’s boxing gym in New York in a bid to prove he could make 205lb.
And after hitting the scales 1lb over, with SunSport in attendance, he said: “Stop being scared Jake.
“Stop being scared, look I’m right here at 206, clearly I could make 205. Give the people what they want.
“They wanna see us fight, they wanna see you in the ring with a real fighter, you’ve got a real fighter right here willing to make 205.
“Stop being scared and fight. It’s that simple.”
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The son of heavyweight legend Hasim Sr was due to fight Paul this weekend at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
But a weight disagreement between the two forced the entire Madison Square Garden pay-per-view to be scrapped.
Rahman, 31, signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April.
So the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track his weight cut but later changed the fight weight to 205lb.
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Paul then spoke out to claim Rahman refused the change and would scale no less than 215lb, prompting the MSG card to be axed.
But Rahman denied the allegations and staged the private weigh in as a result.
He still weighed in over the contracted weight but would have been given additional time by the commission to get down to 205lb.
Per Rahman’s initial deal, every 1lb would have resulted in losing 25 per cent of his purse and he was given a 10lb rehydration limit.
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But the American claimed he would have accepted the penalty if necessary.
Rahman said: “I came in a pound over, you signed the contract to fine me 25 per cent, I’ll take the 25 per cent and do the rehydration the next day.”