Hasim Rahman Jr is ready to fight Jake Paul Next Week and claims that he can gain 200lb after hosting an unofficial weigh-in

HASIM RAHMAN JR stated that he will fight Jake Paul next week at 200 lb. These two former sparring partners will be facing off at New York's Madison..

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HASIM RAHMAN JR stated that he will fight Jake Paul next week at 200 lb.

These two former sparring partners will be facing off at New York's Madison Square Garden this weekend.



Hasim Rahman Jr. said that he was ready to fight Jake Paul

The entire Madison Square Garden pay per-view was canceled due to a weight dispute between the two.

Rahman, who was 16 stone when he last fought in April, signed to fight at the 14st 4lb limit for 200lb cruiserweight.

The New York State Athletic Commission was able to track his cut, but later changed the fight weight from 205lb to 205lb.

Paul spoke out to say Rahman had refused to change his mind and that he would not scale below 215lb. The MSG card was then canceled.

Rahman, however, denied the claims and held a private weigh-in to prove that he can reach the new 205lb limit.

The heavyweight came in at 206.6lb, almost 2lb overweight. Paul was called to fight him next week as he believes he can reach 200lb.

Rahman stated that the original date for the fight was August 13, and that it was. They moved it forward.

"Did they move the project forward to save me time? Is it possible that they moved it forward for some reason. I dunno.

"But if the fight had been next Saturday, I would have probably made 200. It's just unfair that he pulled that plug."

Paul, 25 years old, initially announced his return to boxing for August 13, but changed it to a week later after signing to fight Tommy Fury (23).

Fury was eventually forced to leave due to a US visa problem, so Rahman was called in.

Rahman was given until 11.59pm to agree to a new contract after the NYSAC increased the weight to 205lb.

Paul was accused of cancelling the fight just four hours before the scheduled start, denying him any chance to accept new terms.

SunSport has learned that Paul's team was informed hours prior to the public cancellation of Rahman's weight loss.

Stephen Espinoza, Showtime's executive who had the PPV placed on his platform, added to this claim.

Espinoza tweeted, "He repeatedly assured me he would make 200. He signed a contract stating he would make 200.

"And he sent us video showing that his weight was 216 at the time he signed the contract, a month prior to the fight." We are ashamed to have believed him.

He said, "205 was the maximum limit." He said that he could not go lower than 215 after a fight over 205.




Jake Paul Jr. and Hasim Rahman Jr. before their fight cancellation