Lawsuits are never fun. But could you imagine getting sued for $100,000,000?! Yes, you read that correctly. Jake Paul is being sued $100M by Eddie Hearn who runs Matchroom Sport.
Jake claimed a fight was rigged and putting that into the universe can really hurt Hearn’s promotions for following fights. So Hearn took matters into his own hands and is attempting to stop ‘The Problem Child’ from saying this.
“I still think Amanda Serrano won the fight [over Katie Taylor],” Paul said at the time. “Then you see how this judge Glenn Feldman, who had the biggest gap between Taylor and Serrano. Everyone pretty much had it a draw… a draw or that Amanda won.
“But there’s this judge, Glenn Feldman, who scored it such a big gap for Taylor, gave rounds that Amanda clearly won, to Taylor.
“This type of shit, I’m going to call it out here in boxing because it’s bullshit. Clearly, this guy is getting paid money by Matchroom Boxing.”
What did Hearn have to say?
“We take our values as a business and a family, very, very seriously. We love the sport of boxing. For him to come out with idiotic comments without even thinking about what he said, is extremely harmful for me and us as a business, and very disrespectful to us as a business and a family,” Hearn said.
“(Paul) doesn’t even understand — when he says, ‘Why are Matchroom still choosing that judge?’ Matchroom don’t choose the judge, you idiot, the commission do. I don’t even think he knows the rules or structure or how it works. Sometimes all this Jake Paul stuff is a laugh and it’s funny and it’s good for business. This is not, and it will be dealt with.”
People claim that Jakes fights are fixed and now he’s calling out others for having fixed fights. Weird, right?