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Hasim Rahman Jr releases sparring video showing Jake Paul RUNNING AWAY as bitter fallout from canceled fight continues


HASIM RAHMAN JR has released sparring footage showing Jake Paul RUNNING AWAY as their bitter fight fallout continues.

The pair of former sparring partners were due to fight this weekend at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.

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Hasim Rahman Jr released sparring footage showing Jake Paul running awayCredit: Twitter / @_HasimRahmanJr
Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr saw their fight cancelled

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Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr saw their fight cancelledCredit: Twitter / @_HasimRahmanJr

But a serious disagreement between the two forced the entire pay-per-view to be scrapped.

Both sides have accused each other of being at fault, but in Rahman’s latest swipe he has released unseen sparring footage.

In the clip, Paul lands a right hand, evading the counter, but then appears to run away.

Rahman captioned the video: “Never in the history of boxing has someone pulled out a fight a week in advance over weight issues.

“I tried to tell y’all, “he’s a runner he’s a trackstar”.

It came after Rahman called for a late-notice weigh-in at the famous Gleason’s boxing gym in New York in a bid to prove he could make 205lb.

And after hitting the scales 1lb over, with SunSport in attendance, he said: “Stop being scared Jake.

“Stop being scared, look I’m right here at 206, clearly I could make 205. Give the people what they want.

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“They wanna see us fight, they wanna see you in the ring with a real fighter, you’ve got a real fighter right here willing to make 205.

“Stop being scared and fight. It’s that simple.”

Rahman, 31, signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April.

So the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track his weight cut but later changed the fight weight to 205lb.

Paul then spoke out to claim Rahman refused the change and would scale no less than 215lb, prompting the MSG card to be axed.

But Rahman denied the allegations and staged the private weigh in as a result.

He still weighed in over the contracted weight but would have been given additional time by the commission to get down to 205lb.

Per Rahman’s initial deal, every 1lb would have resulted in losing 25 per cent of his purse and he was given a 10lb rehydration limit.

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But the American claimed he would have accepted the penalty if necessary.

Rahman said: “I came in a pound over, you signed the contract to fine me 25 per cent, I’ll take the 25 per cent and do the rehydration the next day.”

Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr before their canceled fight

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Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr before their canceled fightCredit: GETTY

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