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Jake Paul was supposed to fight Hasim Rahman Jr. at Madison Square Garden this Saturday. However, this bout was ultimately canceled due to a weight issue with Rahman.

Even though Paul's fight with Rahman was canceled, he's going to support the fighters who were listed on the undercard for this Saturday's event.

Paul announced that he'll be paying 50 percent of the undercard fighters' contracted purse amounts.

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"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," a statement from Most Valuable Promotions read. "These undercard fighters abided by the terms of their contracts and Jake and MVP are extremely disappointed that the event cancellation adversely impacted them."

Paul has received a lot of criticism in the past, but that won't be the case this weekend.

Several people are applauding Paul for helping out the undercard fighters.

As for Paul's future as a boxer, he made it clear that he's not backing down anytime soon.

"Today was supposed to be the day I fought a 'real boxer' at MSG. It wasn’t meant to be," Paul said. "My opponents were both frauds. I will be back. Much bigger fights ahead."

Can Vikings' Justin Jefferson become first in NFL history with 2,000 receiving yards in a single season? .
The third-year receiver has his sights set on an unprecedented mark"I hope so," Jefferson told the Pioneer Press on July 25. "I think I can. Hopefully, everything goes right and I can get that 2,000 [receiving yards]. That's my goal. That would be big, just breaking the record my rookie year [most receiving yards by a rookie] and then breaking a record in my third year, that would be crazy for me. That's going to be a goal for me, for sure.

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