50% of their contracted purse will still be paid to fighters on the Jake Paul undercard.
All fighters scheduled to compete on the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman JR will receive ‘50% of their contracted purse,’ according to Most Valuable Promotions.
A dispute regarding the weight class, which MVP has since clarified, led to the cancellation of the fight, which was scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden.
They explained that, with Rahman JR possibly weighing 230 pounds on the night, they felt it would not be safe to match the two at a higher weight class.
According to a statement from MVP, the boxers on the undercard who were scheduled to compete today as part of the Jake Paul and Amanda Serrano MVP event “spent countless hours training both physically and mentally to prepare to fight on one of the biggest stages of their careers.”
Jake and MVP are very upset that the cancellation of the event negatively affected these undercard fighters, who complied with the terms of their contracts.
The fights between Amanda Serrano, Ashton Sylve, and Brandun Lee are currently being rescheduled.
All other fighters on the undercard of the event will be paid directly by Jake Paul 50% of their contracted purse amount and are released from all contractual obligations to the promotion.
“We remain dedicated to ensuring fair fighter compensation and look forward to organizing our next event,” the statement read.
The boxing promotion company also provided their account of Rahman’s weight loss and the reasons it led to the cancellation of the entire event.
Hasim Rahman Jr. signed a contract to fight Jake Paul at 200 pounds in early July, even though Paul has never competed at a weight higher than 191 34 pounds.
Rahman reportedly weighed more than 215 pounds on July 29, just one week before the official weigh-in, according to the NY State Athletic Commission.
(Rahman later acknowledged that his group rigged the scales.)
Jake and MVP concurred when the commission imposed a 205-pound limit on the weight that could be brought to the official weigh-in.
Rahman’s promoter informed MVP the following day, on July 30, that Rahman wouldn’t be able to lose any more weight and that he was “killing himself” in an attempt to reach the new 205-pound limit by Friday’s official weigh-in.
Rahman would officially check in at 215 pounds, as was informed to us.
Rahman might weigh 230 pounds on fight night, which would pit him against a full-fledged heavyweight.
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MVP have released a statement following the cancellation of their boxing event Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman JR got called off after the latter didn’t make weight The company has since spoken of their disapproval of Rahman JR pulling out They also provided a detail account of Rahman JR knowing that he’d miss weight