Jake Paul is in charge of fighting abolition, not me

Hashem Rahman Jr. admits that he asked for more extra weight, but for him, this was not the reason for canceling his boxing match with Jake Paul.

“My body simply won’t allow me to do that,” Rahman Jr. said in an Instagram post hours after it was reported that the entire Saturday event at Madison Square Garden would be halted. “I’m not going to be allowed to drop to 200lbs, but where in boxing do you see them cancel fights a whole week before? I haven’t gotten my last week to get down to as low as possible. I said to this guy, ‘If it’s about penalties, keep the wallet. Keep the wallet.'” I’ll fight you for $5,000 minimum. That’s what it means to me, and that’s how much I believe in dropping it.”

Rahman Jr. detailed his side of the story after Paul and Most Valuable Promotions went public with a press release and a pair of videos that cited him as the reason for the cancellation. Rehman Jr. said while asking for more extra pounds, Paul and his team made him fail — and then refused any kind of matchmaking supplement.

Rahman Jr. sees this as hypocrisy. Paul touted in his pre-fight buildup that he hit Rahman with ease when the two of them trained together — by the time Rahman Jr. was roughly 230 pounds.

“Let him say it, I already hit my ass at the gym when I was 230,” said Rehman Jr. “So if you hit me when I was at 230, what’s the problem with my warrior and I’m 215. What’s the problem with my warrior at 210? They obviously don’t want to fight. It’s not me pulling out of the fight. They don’t want to fight. I didn’t say I don’t want these.” Battle. The only thing I can conclude is that they are afraid. They tried to drag me down.”

According to Rahman Jr., his team offered an alternative to fight Paul on Saturday – someone with more normal weight, Mohsen Kasun. They were still deprived.

“(He) could have saved the show,” said Rahman Jr. “Jake Paul could have fought a real boxer, but he didn’t want to fight a real fighter. He didn’t want to fight a real fight. He wanted to drain me and fight shell out of me, which I wouldn’t let him do. Now, they didn’t move the goalposts and they got close to the finish line and made me the heaviest of all” Those extra days early and then they stop fighting like, “We don’t want to fight.”

“My team is still willing to fight 100 percent, and is still ready, willing and able to defeat Jake Paul on August 6. So you all blame your son Jake Paul because this fight didn’t happen. It has nothing to do with me or my team. We told them the real reason, Jake Paul. afraid of fighting.”

Check out Rahman Jr.’s full statement below:

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