Jake Paul was scheduled to face Hasim Rahman Jr on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. However, after a dispute about weight, the fight was called off.
Paul was initially scheduled to face Tommy Fury, but he reportedly could not get into the United States.
MVP Promotions, who was promoting the event, announced on Saturday that they would pay the undercard fighters 50% of their contracted purse.
Below is a statement from MVP Promotions about their decision to pay undercard fighters:
“The undercard boxers who were set to fight today as part of the Jake Paul & Amanda Serrano MVP event spent countless hours training both physically and mentally to prepare to fight on one of the biggest stages of their careers. These undercard fighters abided by the terms of their contracts and Jake and MVP are extremely disappointed that the event cancellation adversely impacted them.
“Amanda Serrano, Ashton Sylve and Brandun Lee are in the process of rescheduling their bouts against their respective opponents. All other undercard fighters of the event will be receiving a payment directly from Jake Paul of 50% of their contracted purse amount and are free of any contractual obligations to the promotion.
“We remain committed to ensuring fair fighter compensation and look forward to putting together our next event.”
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