Matchroom Sports activities Chairman Eddie Hearn has recommended he’ll take authorized motion in opposition to Jake Paul who lately accused his firm of paying a outstanding boxing decide.
‘The Drawback Baby’ was irked by Glenn Feldman when he scored in opposition to his Most Useful Promotions fighter Amanda Serrano in her battle with Katie Taylor earlier this yr.
Final month, Feldman was the lone official who had Anthony Joshua outpointing Oleksandr Usyk of their unified heavyweight title battle rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Throughout a current interview with IFL TV, which has since been faraway from YouTube, the 5-0 boxer alleged that Feldman is corrupt and is being paid by Hearn’s promotion to attain fights of their favour.
“Everybody who watched the battle [knows] it’s not a break up choice. Usyk had a runaway victory, clearly gained the battle,” Paul stated.
“This decide, Glenn Feldman, provides it to Anthony Joshua. It’s like a repeated crime right here. One of these s***, I’m going to name it out right here in boxing as a result of it’s bulls***. Clearly, this man is getting paid cash by Matchroom Boxing.”
Hearn, who oversees the careers of a few of boxing’s largest names, took exception to Paul publicly slandering his firm with unsubstantiated claims of match-fixing.
“What he stated when it comes to his allegations of corruption with Glen Feldman is completely unacceptable,” Hearn advised the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel on Thursday.
“All of us have amusing with Jake and he’s a mean fighter however I’m telling you now, what he stated is unacceptable and it will likely be handled as a result of we take this sport, our values as a household critically and we love the game of boxing.
“So, for him to return out with idiotic feedback with out even pondering of what he stated is extraordinarily dangerous to me and really disrespectful to us as a enterprise and as a household.”
Though he didn’t clarify how he’ll take care of Paul’s accusations, it seems the son of Corridor of Fame boxing promoter Barry Hearn is ready to take authorized motion.
“Jake’s feedback might be handled appropriately,” Hearn added.
“I’m not ready, as I’d be on many events, to take what he’s saying with a pinch of salt on this event as a result of it’s bang out of order and completely disrespectful to the game of boxing and to me and us.
“I take it extraordinarily personally as a result of they’re questioning our credentials, they’re questioning our integrity and I gained’t have it. So, he’s going to should take the brunt of that.
“Perhaps he doesn’t care, however I do.”