‘I told you he’s a runner!’: Hasim Rahman Jr taunts Jake Paul with video of rival running away from him in sparring, as fallout continues from collapsed fight
- Hasim Rahman Jr weighed in just over the limit for his fight with Jake Paul
- Even though the weigh in took place a week before the bout, it was cancelled
- Paul has blamed Rahman’s ‘lack of professionalism’ for the cancellation
- Rahman responded by posting a video of Paul running away in sparring
Hasim Rahman Jr has posted a video of a sparring session he had with Jake Paul that shows the former YouTuber running away from him.
It comes after Rahman’s fight with Paul at Madison Square Gardens was cancelled due to a disagreement over the weight class.
Despite the contract for the fight showing that both boxers had to weigh between 200 and 205lb, 6lb less than Rahman’s previous lowest fighting weight, the 31-year-old weighed in at 206 a week before the fight, causing it to be cancelled.
Following the fight’s cancellation, Rahman posted a video of Paul running away in sparring
Hasim Rahman Jr weighed in over the agreed limit ahead of his fight with Jake Paul
In a video posted on Rahman’s Instagram, Paul lands two punches on Rahman but run always immediately afterwards.
The caption took a swipe at the fight’s cancellation and pinned the blame on Paul. It said: ‘Never in the history of boxing has someone pulled out a fight a week in advance over weight issues. I tried to tell y’all, he’s a runner he’s a trackstar.’
Both teams have blamed each other for the cancellation of the fight, with Paul’s team claiming they had been assured that Rahman would make 205lb for the weigh in after he weighed in at 216lb on July 7.
Paul blamed the fight’s cancellation on a ‘lack of professionalism’ from Rahman
Paul continued to parry blame in a tweet that read: ‘First Tommy Fumbled and now Hasim Rahman Crumbled. These boxers are the most difficult people to work with and continually lack professionalism and confidence to fight me.
I apologize to all of the of the other fighters on the card, our partners, our team and the fans.’
Paul’s, production company, Most Valuable Productions, also put out a statement claiming ‘The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr. liable for his lack of professionalism.’
Meanwhile, Rahman has claimed that the fight was called off too early and that he could still make the weight. He said in a press conference: ‘We can fight at 205lb that is no problem to me, we can get it on.
‘I’m definitely highly interested in hurting this man and it would not be at a detriment to me to do it at 205lbs. I am ready to do that I will make 205lbs on Friday.’
Paul has won each of his five professional fights to date but Rahman would have been his first bout with a career boxer, with his wins so far coming against MMA fighters, a basketball player and a YouTuber.