Despite the Paul camp claiming that it is Rahman at fault for their fight being cancelled, the 31-year-old has hit back. He tweeted claiming that Paul and his team had cancelled the fight rather than him, with it being called off ‘on their terms’.

He then posted two videos explaining what had happened from his point of view, where he said: “I told this man, there are penalties involved, keep the purse, I will fight for the $5,000 minimum, that’s how much it means to me and that’s how much faith I had in knocking him out.

“I would have beat this man up with one hand like I did in the gym, but let him tell it he already beat my a** in the gym when I was 230lb. So if you beat me up when I was 230lb, what’s the problem fighting me when I’m 215lb or 210lb?”