Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing has fired back at the recent allegations from Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul.
During a recent interview, Paul made a serious allegation that veteran judge Glenn Feldman of the United States was being financially compensated by Matchroom.
Paul fired off on some of Feldman’s high profile scorecards in the last few months.
Paul, who guides the career of super featherweight champion Amanda Serrano, came together with Hearn in April to co-promote the Puerto Rican boxer’s big showdown with Katie Taylor, who is under the Matchroom banner.
“I still think Amanda Serrano won the fight,” Paul told IFL TV’s Umar Ahmed in a recent interview when asked to reflect on the fight. “And 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.
“Then this judge, Glenn Feldman, shows up in Saudi and scores Anthony Joshua to win (against Usyk). Everyone who watched the fight (knows) it’s not a split decision. Usyk had a runaway victory, clearly won the fight. This judge, Glenn Feldman, gives it to Anthony Joshua? It’s like a repeated crime here. This type of sh!t, I’m going to call it out here in boxing because it’s bullsh!t. Clearly, this guy is getting paid money by Matchroom Boxing.”
The allegations made their way to Hearn – who is planning to respond in due time.
“What he said in terms of his allegations of corruption with Glen Feldman is totally unacceptable. We all have a laugh with Jake and he’s an average fighter but I’m telling you now, what he said is unacceptable and it will be dealt with because we take this sport, our values as a family seriously and we love the sport of boxing,” Hearn told Matchroom Boxing.
“So, for him to come out with idiotic comments without even thinking of what he said is extremely harmful to me and very disrespectful to us as a business and as a family. Jake’s comments will be dealt with appropriately. I’m not prepared, as I would be on many occasions, to take what he is saying with a pinch of salt on this occasion because it’s bang ‘out of order and totally disrespectful to the sport of boxing and to me and us.”