Hasim Rahman Jr. is not going to get an opportunity at hand Jake Paul his first boxing loss.
Considered the primary “actual” boxer to face Paul, Rahman’s publicity and fortunes have been affected final weekend when it was introduced that the combat had been referred to as off resulting from weight points on Rahman’s facet. The bout was to be at 200 kilos and each pound Rahman went over meant he could be compelled to forfeit 25 % of his purse, in accordance with him.
Most Useful Promotions has since revealed that Rahman’s camp knowledgeable them inside weeks that he deliberate to combat at 215 kilos and didn’t wish to combat at a lighter weight, leading to his firing. The match was scheduled to happen on Saturday night time at Madison Sq. Backyard.
Thus the query arises, why go to all the difficulty and development simply to place up a flag? For former three-time UFC title challenger, Chael Sonnen, he believes concern is the final word issue.
“There’s quite a bit on this, the place do you wish to begin unpacking this?” Sonen mentioned on his YouTube channel. “I begged Jake Paul, I begged Jake Paul to take heed to me, he did not respect sufficient what I mentioned, he nonetheless listens, he shared it with me. I begged him. Jake, do not do the Tommy Fury factor. Not solely does Tommy need that combat, nor does the boxing group, they’re setting you up.
“They’re setting you up as a result of they, the group, are as scared as the blokes within the locker room that you simply’re nearly as good as you say you’re. Society does not wish to settle for that an outsider, who did not begin it as a second era on the day it hatched, could possibly be the principle occasion and field workplace draw. They simply do not wish to, they will speak to you in Tommy Fury and the second you say sure, they’ll begin tearing you down so your defeat appears grand and your victory small. I begged him… He went after Tommy anyway and Tommy does what we promised, what’s going to occur [and that’s pull out].”
Given the conclusion of this transient saga with Rahman, it’s unlikely that Paul will contemplate re-booking the matchup. The query now stays whether or not or not Paul goes again to going through a “superstar” kind opponent or one other MMA star.
In Paul’s first 5 bouts as knowledgeable boxer, he has defeated the likes of fellow YouTuber, former NBA participant and two former welterweight MMA champions, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
“‘High’ Rahman Jr. tried to drag a sneaky transfer,” Sonnen mentioned. “It is as much as him, it is a part of his technique, some folks will not prefer it, I do not prefer it when you do not honor your contract.”
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I want extra champs would do that.
Rattling you, Luke.
Loud night breathing was A+.
Which rematch of any two fighters, ever, would you prefer to see?
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) 1 August 2022
Now I can formally say that @jmolina_125 Denied a combat, I wasn’t stunned
— Muhammed Mokaev (@muhammadmokaev) 1 August 2022
The ever-rare sliding Sugiyama.
The title of the champion is…
Phil de Fries (21-6, 1 NC) vs. Ricardo Prasell (13-3); KSW 74, Sept. 4
Mohammad Mokaev (8-0, 1 NC) Vs. Malcolm Gordon (14-5); UFC 280, Oct. 22
Andrei Arlovski (34-20, 2 NC) Vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (19-9-2016); UFC Struggle Evening, October 29
I nonetheless cannot recover from Seika Izawa’s efficiency from Sunday morning. It stays unreal.
Thanks for studying!
Final week’s outcomes:
Friday: “Will Conor McGregor return in 2022?” Out of a complete of 633 votes when requested, 76% answered “No”.
Thursday: Out of a complete of 528 votes, 72% answered “Derrick Lewis”, when requested “Who will win this weekend?” Sergey Pavlovich defeated Lewis through first-round TKO (punch) at UFC 277.
Wednesday: Out of a complete of 557 votes, 67% answered “Brandon Moreno” when requested “Who will win this weekend?” Moreno defeated Kai Cara-France through third-round TKO (physique kick and punch) at UFC 277.
Tuesday: Out of a complete of 641 votes, 61% answered “Amanda Nunes”, “Who will win this weekend?” Nunes defeated Juliana Pena by unanimous determination within the UFC 277 essential occasion.
Monday: Out of 783 whole votes, 57% answered “Yan-O’Malley” to “Which UFC 280 combat are you most serious about?” At bantamweight, the title may even be on the identical night time as champion Aljamine Sterling defends in opposition to TJ Dillashaw.
At present’s Exit Ballot:
Will Jake Paul face a “actual” boxer subsequent?
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