Hasim Rahman Jr. has revealed his entire fight purse for the Madison Square Garden headliner against Jake Paul is at stake.
Certain weight cut restrictions are in effect and should he miss the strict targets, he’s forced to sacrifice his pay.
For professional bouts, once this weight has been recorded the day before an event, fighters are able to rehydrate and replenish their bodies.
By noon the next day, Rahim Jr. is contractually obligated to weigh in for a second time. At that stage, he must be under 214lbs. For every pound that he’s over, he’s allegedly fined “25% of [his] purse,” he revealed.
“I’m not worried about nothing,” he said. “I’m good. I have the best team around me, the nutritionist has done a great job. I feel like this is my time.”