Jake Paul Clears the Air on Rehydration Clause Once and for All

Published 07/18/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
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Jake Paul has been all over the news for the past few days. His August 6th headliner has seen a lot of ups and downs, but now it is finally ready to happen. After Tommy Fury pulled out of the fight, Hasim Rahman Jr. is the replacement to face Paul. Let’s take a look at a fine detail that Paul explained about the fight. 

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While talking on the Morning Kombat, host Luke Thomas asked Jake Paul about the rehydration clause. The 25-year-old explained, “We are fighting at 200 pounds. He has to weigh 200 pounds on Friday. On Saturday morning, he can weigh as much as 215 pounds, and then the night of the fight he can weigh as much as he wants.”

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He further added, “New York State Athletic Commission wanted to put this in place because they were worried about him having such a crazy size advantage. They almost didn’t wanna sanction the fight because they were concerned about his experience over mine.”

Earlier fans were disappointed as Fury canceled the fight. However, now the anticipation for the match is steadily catching pace and fans are eager to witness this clash. 

Jake Paul reveals who is the tougher opponent between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz 

‘The Problem Child’ is known to create controversies by calling out some of the biggest names in combat sports. His “delusional optimism” makes him eager and confident about fighting the A-list fighters of this era. Recently, he expressed his thoughts about UFC icons Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. 

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He was asked on the Morning Kombat show about who is a tougher opponent between McGregor and Diaz. Paul replied, “I think Conor, just because of his experience in the ring with Floyd. He’s definitely a better striker. Nate gets hit a lot more.”

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Is this a sign that Paul will fight the Irishman next? Well, ‘The Notorious’ has shown no interest in fighting the Ohio native. Meanwhile, Paul is set to face Rahman on August 6, at the Madison Square Garden, New York City. What do you think of the rehydration clause? Share about it in the comments below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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