‘His idiotic comments are unacceptable and will be dealt with’: Eddie Hearn slams Jake Paul over allegation that Matchroom ‘paid money’ to a judge at Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk
- The YouTuber-turned boxer accused Hearn’s Matchroom stable of bribery
- Paul was unhappy with scoring of American judge Glenn Feldman in two bouts
- Joshua promoter’s Hearn has vehemently denied the allegation of corruption
Promoter Eddie Hearn has slammed Jake Paul’s ‘idiotic’ allegation that Matchroom ‘paid money’ to a judge at a Anthony Joshua fight.
American judge Glenn Feldman was one of three officials for AJ’s rematch defeat by Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia in August.
Feldman controversially scored the bout 115-113 in favour of the Brit despite the other two judges having Usyk ahead, with the Ukrainian ultimately retaining the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles with a split-decision victory.
YouTuber-turned boxer Jake Paul accused Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom stable of bribery
Paul was also unhappy with the same judge scoring the Amanda Serrano bout with Katie Taylor in favour of the Irish fighter in their April undisputed title bout. Serrano is a part of the American’s MVP stable.
As a result, the YouTuber-turned boxer accused Hearn’s Matchroom stable of bribery, a claim the promoter vehemently denies.
Speaking on the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel, he said: ‘What he said in terms of his allegations of corruption with Glen Feldman is totally unacceptable.
‘We all have a laugh with Jake and he’s an average fighter but I’m telling you now, what he said is unacceptable and it will be dealt with because we take this sport, our values as a family seriously and we love the sport of boxing.
American judge Glenn Feldman scored the bout 115-113 in favour of Anthony Joshua
‘So, for him to come out with idiotic comments without even thinking of what he said is extremely harmful to me and very disrespectful to us as a business and as a family.’
Hearn worked with Paul to promote the women’s super-fight between Taylor and Serrano at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
And the pair enjoyed a series of back-and-forth verbal spars in the lead up to the the historic title bout.
Joshua promoter’s Hearn (above) has vehemently denied the serious allegation of corruption
But Hearn said Paul had gone too far with his latest allegation of corruption.
He added: ‘Jake’s comments will be dealt with appropriately.
‘I’m not prepared, as I would be on many occasions, to take what he is saying with a pinch of salt on this occasion because it’s bang ‘out of order and totally disrespectful to the sport of boxing and to me and us.’
Hearn worked with Paul to promote the women’s super-fight between Taylor and Serrano
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