By: Sean Cross
Jake Paul’s next opponent seems unlikely to be any other than Matchroom honcho Eddie Hearn. No, Paul’s schedule is not in jeopardy with his upcoming fight against the legendary UFC star, pro boxer Anderson Silva. The matchup with Hearn will go down in the world of legal proceedings rather than the world of professional boxing. But big money is still at stake, as Hearn is suing Paul for a handsome sum of a hundred million dollars. It is one hundred. million. The defamation suit filed in New York on Friday accuses Paul of falsely claiming that he paid matchroom boxing referee Glenn Feldman to rule on fights as he wished.
Frank Salzano, who represents Matchroom, said: “There is a clear line between comments and defamatory lies, both legally and ethically. (TMZ). “Jake Paul knows that, and he deliberately crossed that line when he falsely accused Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn of fixing fights. However, he was still given an opportunity to withdraw his defamation and refused. Now, Matchroom and Mr. Hearn are seeking damages in excess of $100 million, awaiting the legal outcome of the action.
Paul feels that veteran Justice Feldman’s recent decisions are an anthem of corruption. After fighting Amanda Serrano, who was promoted by Paul earlier this year, Feldman bought in in support of Katie Taylor, Governor Paul was the exception. “This is Judge Glenn Feldman,” Paul said recently IFL TV, “Having such a big gap on Taylor, Amanda gave Taylor the winning lap.” Paul made it clear that Fieldman Anthony Joshua’s recent decision to pass Oleksandr Usyk was more than bad judgment.
“Usyk had a runaway victory, clearly won the fight,” Paulus said. “Did Judge Glenn Feldman give it to Anthony Joshua? It’s like a repeat offender here. This kind of shit, I’m going to call it in the box here because it’s bullshit. Apparently this guy is being paid by Matchroom Boxing. Hearn was not happy with such a charge and now the case is being heard in a New York court. according to TMZ, Hearn and his company, who broke the story, argue that Paul made “strikingly false and baseless allegations.” It should be interesting to see if the case settles out of court.