News broke last week because Jake Pauldecided to cancel the fight against Hasim Rhaman Jr.
On August 6, the Madison Square Garden was supposed to hold the combat between both fighters.
After the cancellation, Rahman Jr gave the details of the wight controversy between his team, and Jake Paul’s team.
The weight, the problem to cancel the fight:
Through his Instagram account, “Gold Blooded” shared a video in which he points out how he signed a contract for a bout at 200 pounds.
However, he was unable to drop enough weight.
“They’re a cruiserweight, I’ve made my career at cruiserweight (…) I signed a contract for 200 pounds, and then three weeks into it, I couldn’t do it. My body just wouldn’t let me, wouldn’t let me go down to 200 pounds.
“But in boxing when you see a whole event canceled,” he questioned.
The pugilist indicated that he had until last week to lose as much weight as possible. Nevertheless, his body didn’t take it.
“My body simply would not let me do it.”
Money was no object for Rahman Jr
Hasim Rahman Jr. confessed he didn’t want to fight for money.
Rahman Jr. suggested he could take the minimum offered by professionals to avoid the cancelation of the fight.
“I told this man, ‘if you want to go on, keep the $200,000 purse for the minimum'”, Hasim Rahman Jr. mentioned during his live confession.
“That’s all it means to me, and I want to knock him out, beat him with one hand, just like I did in the gym,” Rahman continued.
“But let him keep saying he busted my ass when I weighed 230. If you beat me in the gym at 230, what’s the problem fighting me at 215, at 210?” he rebutted.
To Rahman Jr.’s mind, Jake Paul didn’t want to fight
When Jake Paul’s team learned that Rahman couldn’t make it at 200 pounds, they decided to move it up to 205.
Nevertheless, Jake Paul’s team canceled the fight because Rahman Jr. didn’t drop 25 lbs.
According to Rahman Jr., he lost 19 lbs during the three weeks.
He even believes Jake Paul wanted to drain him.
“He (Jake Paul) wanted to drain me down and fight a shallow me,” Rahman Jr. said.
“It’s clearly him who doesn’t want to fight me, not me (…) It’s him who doesn’t want the fight,” the boxer mentioned to his followers.
“I never said I didn’t want this fight. I’m not going to be able to go all the way down to cruise. They knew what I had to lose,” he explained.