Hearn is suing Paul for more than $100 million after charges

Hearn is suing Paul for more than $100 million after charges

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Tensions between boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul recently reached a new height after a lawsuit filed by Hearn.

After a initial report by TMZ, Hearn will sue Paul for more than $100 million for defamation stemming from Paul’s accusations that Hearn paid off judges. The claims stem from the boxing ‘fight of the year’ contender between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, in which Taylor was given the nod on the scorecards.

Hearn and Paul teamed up to co-promote the Taylor/Serrano showdown, though any amiability disintegrated after the post-fight accusations.

“Both legally and ethically, there is a clear line between opinion and defamatory lies,” Frank Salzano, Hearn’s attorney, told TMZ. “Jake Paul knows this, and he deliberately crossed that line by falsely accusing Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn of fixing fights.

“Nevertheless, he was still given the opportunity to retract his defamatory statements and refused. Now he will face the legal consequences of his actions as Matchroom and Mr Hearn will seek damages well in excess of 100 million given the value and goodwill attached to the Matchroom business and the damaging nature of Mr. Paul’s comments.

Eddie Hearn sues Jake Paul for defamation

Paul claims Hearn fixed the Taylor/Serrano fight by paying judge Glenn Feldman, who scored the fight 97-93 in favor of Taylor. Judge Benoit Roussel scored 96-94 for Serrano while Guido Cavalieri scored it 96-93 for Taylor.

Feldman was also targeted by Paul following his dash in favor of Anthony Joshua in his fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

Hearn also criticized Paul’s place in boxing following the YouTuber’s recent wins over former MMA fighters Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. He also downplayed the impact a Paul victory over Anderson Silva would have on his reputation as a boxer.

Paul will face Silva next month in his return to boxing, and he could have a big legal battle against Hearn in the weeks and months to come.

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