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Jake Paul pays undercard fighters 50 percent of contracted purses despite PPV bout with Hasim Rahman Jr being axed

JAKE PAUL will pay all undercard fighters 50 per cent of their contracted purses, despite his bout with Hasim Rahman Jr being cancelled.

Paul was due to fight Rahman Jr tonight, but the fight was axed when Paul accused his opponent of moving the goalposts for the agreed weight.

Jake Paul has announced the undercard fighters will each receive half their contracted purses

Paul was due to fight Hasim Rahman Jr

However, it has been confirmed by Paul’s team that each fighter who will receive 50 per cent of their contracted purse.

In a statement, Most Valuable Promotions, said: “The undercard boxers who were set to fight today as part of the Jake Paul & Amanda Serrano MVP event spent countless hours training both physically and mentally to prepare to fight on one of the biggest stages of their careers.

“These undercard fighters abided by the terms of their contracts and Jake and MVP are extremely disappointed that the event cancellation adversely impacted them.

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“All other undercard fighters of the event will be receiving a payment directly from Jake Paul of 50% of their contracted purse amount and are free of any contractual obligations to the promotion.”

However, the generous offer does not include Amanda Serrano, Ashton Sylve, and Brandun Lee due to them being “in the process of rescheduling their bouts against their respective opponents.”

Rahman Jr still weighed in for the fight despite its cancellation, coming in at 206lbs.

He labelled the YouTuber turned boxer as “scared,” after hitting the scales 1lb over.

With SunSport in attendance at Gleason’s boxing gym in New York, Rahman said: “Stop being scared Jake.

“Look I’m right here at 206, clearly I could make 205. Give the people what they want.

“They wanna see us fight, they wanna see you in the ring with a real fighter, you’ve got a real fighter right here willing to make 205.

“Stop being scared and fight. It’s that simple.”

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Paul is targeting an October return to the ring with multiple opponents, including controversial figure Andrew Tate, in consideration.

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