Eddie Hearn Sues Jake Paul for $100 million After Fight Fixing Accusations

Hearn followed through his word and took legal action against "The Problem Child"

Eddie Hearn, Jake Paul
Credit: Eddie Hearn, Jake Paul (via Instagram)

Eddie Hearn has reportedly sued Jake Paul after the latter lodged accusations of fixing fights against him.

Hearn and Paul collaborated on a historic bout between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano in April. The two co-promoted the first ever women’s boxing match to headline Madison Square Garden in New York. After Taylor defeated Serrano by a split decision, Paul took issue with judge Glenn Feldman’s scorecards and alleged would play.

Eddie Hearn sues Jake Paul for $100million

Frank Salzano, attorney for the Matchroom Boxing CEO, reported that a lawsuit for defamation had been filed after the recent comments from Paul, according to TMZ.

“Both legally and ethically there is a clear line separating opinion from defamatory lies,” Hearn’s attorney Frank Salzano told TMZ. “Jake Paul knows that, and he purposely crossed that line when he wrongly accused Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn of fixing fights.

“Nonetheless, he was still given an opportunity to retract his defamatory statements and refused to. Now he will face the legal consequences of his actions as Matchroom and Mr. Hearn will be seeking damages in well excess of $100 million given the value and goodwill attached to the Matchroom business and the harmful nature of Mr. Paul’s comments.”

Paul alleged Hearn paid off the referees

Paul’s video interview was included as an exhibit in the lawsuit. ‘The Problem Child’ admitted it was a ‘bold statement and an accusation that I don’t take lightly,’ but argued it was obvious.

“Glenn Feldman, shows up in Saudi and scores Anthony Joshua to win the fight. Everyone watched the fight, it’s not a split decision. Usyk had a runaway victory, clearly won the fight. This judge, Glenn Feldman, gives it to Anthony Joshua? It’s like a repeated crime here. This type of sh*t, I’m going to call it out here in boxing because it’s bullsh*t.

“Clearly, this guy is getting paid money by Matchroom Boxing. That’s a bold statement and an accusation that I don’t take lightly, but it’s just blatantly obvious. You would think they would bring a different judge that f*cked up the scoring of Taylor-Serrano to Saudi Arabia.”

Hearn had demanded an apology from Paul before taking legal action. More developments are expected to follow soon based on how Paul responds.

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