HASIM RAHMAN JR has released sparring footage showing Jake running away from Paul as their acrimonious fight effects continue.
The two former sparring partners were scheduled to fight this weekend at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.
But a disagreement between the two forced the entire Madison Square Garden pay-per-view to be scrapped.
Both sides have blamed each other, but in Rahman’s final blow, he released unseen sparring footage.
In the clip, Paul lands with his right hand and dodges the counter, but then repeats it and eventually runs.
Rahman captured the video: Never in the history of boxing has anyone argued about weight issues a week in advance.
“I was trying to tell you all, ‘He’s a runner, he’s a track star.’
It came after Rahman called for a late weigh-in at Gleason’s famed boxing gym in New York to prove he could make 205 pounds.
And after tipping the scales with SunSport in the presence of 1 pound, he said: “Stop being scared Jake.
“Stop being scared look I’m here at 206 sure I could do 205. Give people what they want.
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“They want to see us fight, they want to see you in the ring with a real fighter, you have a real fighter here ready to do 205.
“Stop being afraid and fight. As simple as that.”
Rahman, 31, signed to fight at the 14th 4-pound cruiserweight limit of 200lbs despite having 16 stone in his last fight in April.
So the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track his weight loss but later changed the fight weight to 205 pounds.
Paul then spoke out, claiming Rahman rejected the change and would scale no less than £215, resulting in the MSG card being scrapped.
But Rahman denied the allegations and subsequently staged the private weigh-in.
He still weighed above the contract weight but would have been given extra time by the commission to get to 205 pounds.
According to Rahman’s original deal, every pound would have resulted in a 25 percent loss in his wallet and he was given a £10 rehydration limit.
But the American claimed he would have accepted the penalty if necessary.
Rahman said: “I came over a pound, they signed the contract to give me a 25 per cent fine, I’ll take the 25 per cent and do the rehydration the next day.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5941147/jake-paul-running-sparring-hasim-rahman-jr-fight/ Hasim Rahman Jr. releases sparring video showing Jake Paul running away as the bitter aftermath of the canceled fight continues