This week, Jake Paul accused Eddie Hearn and his company Matchroom of corruption in the sport, specifically related to judge Glenn Feldman. The claims were unsubstantiated, and have now resulted in a law suit.
During an interview, Paul ranted about score cards that he took issue with. One was for the Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano fight, and the other Oleksandr Usyk versus Anthony Joshua. Both shows were promoted by Matchroom and both cards were submitted by Glenn Feldman.
Paul, who promotes Serrano, said the score cards were like “a repeated crime” and that Matchroom were “not even trying to hide it. He ended his speech by saying “clearly, this guy [Feldman] is getting paid money by Matchroom Boxing” and even followed it up with acknowledging it was “a bold statement and an accusation.”
Understandably, this didn’t sit well with Eddie Hearn. As well as pointing out that promotional companies don’t choose judges for fights, he also said that the comments would be dealt with appropriately.
A new lawsuit, as obtained by TMZ Sports, the British promoter is suing the American, claiming that their reputation was damaged following the “outrageously false and baseless allegations.” TMZ reports that the suit is seeking damages in excess of $75,000.
The legal action puts an end to what once seemed like an amicable business relationship. Paul’s MVP promotional company were involved in making the Taylor – Serrano event – which will go down in history as the first boxing event in Madison Square Garden to have a female fight headline.
As of writing, Paul is yet to respond publicly.