Saturday night was likely to feature the Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Jake Paul boxing match at Madison Square Garden. But as everybody knows, that bout has been called off after Rahmans weight issues and lots of back-and-forth concerning the 205-pound limit.
So that they can clear his name and prove a spot, Rahman Jr. stepped on the scales on Friday night, your day of these scheduled weigh-ins. He made a decision to stage their own weigh-ins at Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn showing that he will make the 205-pound mark.
Unfortunately for him, his attempts ended up being futile. As you can plainly see in the video below, the 31-year-old fighter tipped the scales at 206.6 pounds, that was still on the limit.
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HASIM RAHMAN JR (@_HasimRahmanJr) August 5, 2022
Needless to say, this recent mishap wont fly with out a reaction from THE ISSUE Child.
Rahman Jr. stepped in as an alternative for Tommy Fury, who was simply barred from entering america because of visa issues. The bout was subsequently scrapped after Team Rahman allegedly requested a 215-pound catchweight, which Paul and his team understandably declined.
Scheduled to co-headline the supposed event was a featherweight unification bout between Amanda Serrano and Brenda Carbajal.