Jack Paul was supposed to throw a boxing match at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 6th. However, the event was cancelled a week ago due to weight issues with his opponent Hasim Rahman Jr.
Because the main event was canceled, the fight for the entire card couldn’t go on.
On Saturday, Paul and promotion company Most Valuable Promotions announced that Paul will pay the undercard fighter 50 percent of his contract value.
“As part of the Jack Paul and Amanda Serrano MVP event, the hole-in-the-box fighters who will be competing today have spent countless hours training physically and mentally to prepare to fight on one of the biggest stages of their careers. ,” read the MVP’s statement. “These thugs abide by the terms of their contracts, and Jack and the MVP are very disappointed that the cancellation of the event has adversely affected them.”
The official statement ended with the MVP and YouTube star saying they would continue to support “fair fighter compensation” as fighters sometimes fail to receive any payment for cancellations.
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Additionally, the statement said they will continue to try to put another incident together. Paul has not officially said whether they plan to reschedule the game or create a new one.
Rahman Jr. joined the lineup fighting Paul back in June after Tommy Fury was denied a trip to the United States. Fury, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, was supposed to fight Paul.
On July 7, Rahman Jr. reached 216 pounds, even though he signed a contract with Paul a few days earlier, and their maximum weight is 200 pounds. Rahman Jr. lost just 1 pound throughout July, and his camp notified the MVP that he planned to play at 215 pounds, but the game was called off.
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