It was no surprise to former world champion Shaun Porter that Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr.’s fight was called off.
Paul was due to face Rahman at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York next weekend.
But after a huge disagreement between the two, the entire pay-per-view event was cancelled.
Rahman signed on to fight at the 14th 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April.
And he also had to adhere to strict rehydration limits when weighing the next day.
So the ex-welterweight champ, 34-year-old Porter, predicted the match could collapse due to a load barrier.
He told Fight Hub TV two weeks ago: “They’re picking a fighter who was just knocked out, but he’s still overweight and they’re going to force him to lose weight.” are.
“He is very professional in the sport of boxing. Hasim Rahman and his camp understand that he is trying to humiliate us but we are only going to go Here,
“They’ll massage it, Jake Paul, they’ll massage it; they’ll cancel the fight, massage it and make it Hassim’s fault and they won’t take a rap for anything.
“He really has a way of doing it so that he covers all the bases. Even if you take a look at the rehydration section, he’s covering all his bases.”
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Rahman’s massive weight cut caused the New York State Athletic Commission to want to track his process.
Paul said that with only a week left, the NYSAC changed the fight weight to 205lb.
But once Rahman reportedly demanded to come in at 215lb, the bout was soon canceled.
Paul, 25, said: “I’m devastated. I can’t believe it. We just found out the news.
“It’s another case of a professional boxer like Tommy Fury, who is afraid to fight me.
I never said I don’t want this fight, the only thing I can conclude is that they are scared.
Hasim Rahman Jr.
“It is clear as of day that these people have been so unprofessional to work, looking for an excuse to get so much money out of this event. To force us to work.
“And from the jump I knew from the bottom of my heart that these guys didn’t want to come to the ring with me. It’s clear as day.”
“So you beat me when I was 230lb, so what’s the problem with fighting with me when I’m 215lb or 210lb?
“It’s clearly they don’t want to fight, it’s not me pulling off. I never said I don’t want this fight, the only thing I can conclude is that they’re scared.
“They tried to knock me down, I told them I wouldn’t be able to reach cruiserweight, it was an astronomical achievement from the start.”