The YouTuber Jake Paul was once again left without a rival. He was scheduled to fight Hasim Rahman Jr. on Aug. 6 at Madison Square Garden, but the bout fell through because of a weight difference, Showtime announced Saturday night.
The clash was set to headline the August 6 card at Madison Square Garden, which will also feature the return of featherweight champion Amanda Serrano.
According to a release from Paul's promoter Most Valuable Promotions, Rahman Jr. agreed to fight Paul at 200 pounds (90 kg) and it was approved by the New York Athletic Commission because it meant he would not lose more than 10 % of his weight within the four weeks before the dye.
However, Rahman Jr. is almost the same weight as he was on the day the contract was signed on July 5. As a result, the commission announced that it would not allow Rahman Jr. to fight over 205 pounds. According to Paul's promoters, the opponent's camp refused to fight at 205 pounds and want to compete at his current weight - 215.
This is the second opponent to drop out of Paul's attempt at a match on August 6. The YouTuber has 5 fights in the ring and five wins. Initially, he had agreed on a clash with Tommy Fury, but the half-brother of the world champion Tyson Fury was not allowed in the United States by the authorities and the fight fell through.