Jake Paul was supposed to fight Hasim Rahman Jr. at Madison Square Garden this Saturday. However, this fight was eventually canceled due to a weight issue with Rahman.
Even though Paul’s fight with Rahman has been canceled, he will support the fighters who were on the undercard for this Saturday’s event.
Paul announced that he would pay 50% of undercard fighters contract purse amounts.
“The undercard boxers who were scheduled to fight today in the Jake Paul & Amanda Serrano MVP event have spent countless hours training physically and mentally to prepare to fight on one of the biggest stages of their career,” a statement from Most Valuable Promotions read. “These undercard fighters have fulfilled the terms of their contracts and Jake and MVP are extremely disappointed that the cancellation of the event has affected them.”
Paul has received a lot of criticism in the past, but that won’t be the case this weekend.
Several people applaud Paul for helping the undercard fighters.
As for Paul’s future as a boxer, he’s made it clear that he won’t be backing down anytime soon.
“Today was supposed to be the day I fought a ‘real boxer’ at MSG. It wasn’t supposed to be,” Paul said. “My opponents were both frauds. I’ll be back. Much bigger fights lie ahead.”