‘What he said was unacceptable and he will be dealt with’ – Eddie Hearn reacts angrily to Jake Paul claiming he paid boxing judge Glenn Feldman to score for Anthony Joshua in Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Matchroom Sports chairman Eddie Hearn has suggested he will take legal action against Jake Paul, who recently accused his company of paying a prominent boxing judge.

‘The Problem Child’ was angered by Glenn Feldman when he scored against his Most Valuable Promotions fighter, Amanda Serrano, in her fight with Katie Taylor earlier this year.

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Hearn and Paul worked together on Taylor vs Serrano earlier this year

Last month, Feldman was the only official to have Anthony Joshua edge out Oleksandr Usyk in their unified heavyweight title rematch in Saudi Arabia.

During a recent interview with IFL TV, which has since been removed from YouTube, the 5-0 boxer alleged that Feldman was corrupt and was being paid by Hearn’s promotion to score fights for them.

“Anyone who watched the fight [knows] it is not a shared decision. Usyk got a blowout victory, clearly won the fight,” Paul said.

“This judge, Glenn Feldman, gives it to Anthony Joshua. It’s like a repeat crime here. This type of shit, I’ll call it here in boxing because they’re *** bulls. Obviously this guy is paid by Matchroom Boxing.

Hearn, who oversees the careers of some of boxing’s biggest names, took issue with Paul publicly defaming his company with unsubstantiated match-fixing allegations.

“What he said regarding his corruption allegations with Glen Feldman is totally unacceptable,” Hearn told YouTube channel Matchroom Boxing on Thursday.

Feldman came under scrutiny for scoring 115-113 for Joshua in his rematch with Usyk

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Feldman came under scrutiny for scoring 115-113 for Joshua in his rematch with Usyk

Hearn thinks Paul crossed the line with his comments

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Hearn thinks Paul crossed the line with his comments

“We all laugh with Jake and he’s an average fighter but I’m telling you now, what he said is unacceptable and he will be dealt with because we take this sport, our values ​​as a family seriously and we love the sport of boxing.

“So for him to come out with silly comments without even thinking about what he said is extremely detrimental to me and very disrespectful to us as a company and as a family.”

While he didn’t explain how he would handle Paul’s accusations, it appears the son of Hall of Fame boxing promoter Barry Hearn is set to take legal action.

“Jake’s comments will be handled appropriately,” Hearn added.

“I am not prepared, as I would be many times, to take what he says with a grain of salt on this occasion because it is out of place and totally disrespectful to the sport of boxing and to me and we.

“I take it very personally because they question our credentials, they question our integrity and I won’t have it. So he’s going to have to bear the brunt of it.

“Maybe he doesn’t care, but I do.”


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