Chamber promoter and controversial boxer Jake Paul has enjoyed a unique and precarious friendship over the past few years. But now the conversation between the two has taken a turn for the worse, after Jake Paul claimed that Hearn had paid the judges.
In an interview with Social boxingHearn implied that he doesn’t like suing anyone, but in this case believes it is required.
“I hate all of that. But at the end of the day, sometimes you have to teach these people. You really have two options. You can prop your chin or sue him. I’m not around him and I wouldn’t chin him anyway.”
Hearn also mocked the ignorance behind Paul’s allegations, who is relatively new to the sport from a business perspective. Paul claims that Hearn is paying judges like Glen Feldman, to prioritize his fighters on scorecards, but fails to realize that the judges are not chosen by promoters.
“It’s so stupid and it’s really disrespectful to the sport, that he [Paul] Do not know anything about. First, he said, ‘why does Eddie Hearn keep using these judges?’ I don’t ‘use’ any judges. The committee selects all judges”.
“Glen Feldman is one of the best referees, tell anyone in the sport. He [Jake] not knowing what he was talking about and to make those accusations really frustrated me and really annoyed me. That really got me to take it further and I want a formal apology from him and if he doesn’t then we’ll see what we have to do. But I do not smear our name and our business.”
It remains to be seen whether Hearn will receive that apology from Paul.