JAKE PAUL’s fight with Hasim Rahman Jr was canceled at the last minute.
The YouTube star was scheduled to fight at Madison Square Garden next weekend.
But a statement released on Saturday night criticized Rahman for apparently moving the goalposts.
A statement from Most Valuable Promotions said Rahman’s team attempted to drop the fight weight from 200 pounds to 215 pounds.
And it read: “The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr accountable for his lack of professionalism.”
Rahman and his team reportedly ensured he was on track to gain 200 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in.
Paul’s team say they were open to upping the weight to 200lbs, but say Rahman has indicated he will come in at 215lbs.
And drastic measures were taken with the end of the fight and refunds offered to ticket holders and PPV buyers.
Paul was due to fight British reality TV star and boxer Tommy Fury.
But Fury ran into visa issues and couldn’t fight the YouTuber in Madison Square Garden.
Paul had fought with former world champion Chad Dawson to prepare for the fight.
He was ready for one of the toughest fights of his young boxing career.
This was to be the sixth professional fight for younger brother Paul and he is undefeated so far.