Eddie Hearn is considering taking Jake Paul to court after the YouTube star accused him of paying a judge.
In a recent interview, Paul called out judge Glenn Feldman for his decisions in Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano, and Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk.
Feldman was the only judge who had Anthony Joshua outpointing Oleksandr Usyk in their unified heavyweight title fight rematch in Saudi Arabia.
“I still think Amanda Serrano won the fight [over Katie Taylor],” Paul told IFL TV. “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 [over Oleksandr 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 s***, I’m going to call it out here in boxing because it’s bulls***. Clearly, this guy is getting paid money by Matchroom Boxing.”
In response, Hearn described the comments as unacceptable and demanded an apology.
“What he said in terms of his allegations of corruption with Glen Feldman is totally unacceptable,” Matchroom CEO Hearn told the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel on Thursday.
“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.
“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,” Hearn added.
“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.
“I take it extremely personally because they’re questioning our credentials, they are questioning our integrity and I won’t have it. So, he’s going to have to take the brunt of that.
“Maybe he doesn’t care, but I do.”