Jake Paul Claims Hasim Rahman Jr. Wants More Money, Fight In Doubt

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Jake Paul says his August 6 fight against Hasim Rahman Jr. might not happen as the heavyweight prospect wants more money.

Paul was originally supposed to fight Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden but the Brit had to pull out of the fight. With that, Paul then agreed to fight Rahman Jr., but on Monday, the brash YouTuber-turned-boxer revealed the heavyweight contender wants more money and the fight might not happen.

“Hasim Rahman Jr., actually right now, is trying to renegotiate his contract,” Paul said to The MMA Hour. “So he signed a contract last week for 10 times more than he’s ever been paid for any one of his fights, and now — boom, fast-forward one week — he’s trying to renegotiate, he’s trying to suck more money out of the fight, he’s trying to do anything he can to claw and make the money, because I think he realizes the consequences of what might happen.

“I think he’s actually scared to fight me. A lot of these guys are excited by the money at first, and then when it actually comes time to start training and getting into camp and doing all of these things, they all chicken out,” Paul said. “So who knows if this fight is even going to happen at this point, because we’re not going to pay him more money. He’s not worth it. He has name but he doesn’t have a massive name. So it’s unfortunate, man.”

According to Jake Paul, he says Hasim Rahman Jr. is already getting paid 10 times more than what he has in the past. If he continues to hold out for money, unfortunately, Paul says the card won’t happen as scheduled as he won’t fight else on short notice.

“I’m not paying the guy more. I’m tired of these guys trying to overprice themselves. We’re paying him 10 times more than he’s ever made, and now he’s trying to ask for 30 times more than what he’s ever made, all of a sudden, but there’s a signed contract already. He already signed on the dotted line, and now he’s trying to go back and be like, ‘Well, I’m not going to fight.’ Don’t fumble the biggest bag of your life, dumbass,” Paul said.

What do you make of Jake Paul saying Hasim Rahman Jr. wants more money?