World Boxing Information understands that Jake Paul may face a grilling from the New York State Athletic Fee following bribery allegations.
MMA fighter Dillon Danis made surprising allegations of Paul and his crew providing cash to Hasim Rahman if he threw their struggle.
Danis took to social media to announce his alleged dialog with somebody inside Paul’s coaching preparations.
Jake Paul bribe
He stated: “I heard from contained in the camp of Jake Paul that his supervisor and crew tried to pay Hasim Rahman to take a dive, however they rejected it.
“So then Jake Paul’s crew made up an excuse to tug out of the struggle.”
If these claims are legitimate, the NSAC must launch an investigation to completely resolve the allegations made by Danis.
Paul said the struggle with Rahman acquired referred to as off over the heavyweight, making weight for the cruiserweight bout.
The pair had been because of battle at Madison Sq. Backyard on August 6. Nonetheless, Paul had offered solely a fraction of the 20,000 tickets.
Most Valuable Promotions said: “Since weighing in at 216 kilos on July 7, Rahman and his camp have provided assurance after assurance publicly. They stated privately that he was on monitor to make weight on the weigh-in on August 5.
“He went so far as to offer a letter signed by a acknowledged nutritionist that his weight minimize was progressing with out concern. This face got here per New York State Athletic Fee’s required weekly weight checks.
“Within the final 48 hours, it has grow to be clear that these assurances weren’t made in good religion.”
They continued: “On Friday, Rahman submitted a weight examine to the New York State Athletic Fee. He demonstrated he had misplaced lower than one pound since initially signing to take the struggle 24 days prior.
“This prompted the fee to declare that it might not sanction the struggle at lower than 205 kilos.
“Nonetheless, Jake Paul was ready to maneuver ahead with the struggle at this new weight. A brand new contract was despatched to Rahman’s promoter reflecting a 205-pound restrict, imposing strict penalties ought to he fail to make weight.
“Upon receiving this new contract Saturday morning, Rahman’s camp indicated for the very first time that he deliberate to weigh 215 kilos on the official weigh-in.
“He wouldn’t conform to weigh in at 205 kilos. Rahman knowledgeable Most Helpful Promotions that they had been pulling out of the struggle until the struggle was agreed to at 215 kilos.
“MVP and Jake Paul won’t reward somebody that has carried out themselves in such a deceiving and calculated method. Due to this fact, MVP is left with no selection however to cancel the August 6 occasion.
“This compelled final result impacts Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano, and different fighters on this card which have skilled tirelessly over the previous few months for this occasion.
“The boxing neighborhood should maintain Hasim Rahman Jr. accountable for his lack of professionalism. There was limitless work, time, and cash put into constructing this occasion.
“We wish to thank our crew, Showtime, Madison Sq. Backyard, and Holden Boxing. All of our companions for his or her continued assist.
“Above all the things, we wish to thank our followers for his or her dedication to the athletes and the game of boxing.”
New York Fee investigation
Branding Rahman with a ‘lack of professionalism’ brush when Danis is alleging even worse from Paul, and his crew appears hypocritical at this level.
New York chiefs must examine completely to make sure nothing untoward was occurring from the facet of the YouTuber earlier than the NSAC can levy any sanctions on Rahman.
It’s definitely not the final we’ve heard from the Paul vs Rahman debacle.
The views expressed on this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.