11:15 AM PT — Eddie Hearn is suing Jake Paul for over $100 million … in accordance with the promoter’s legal professional, Frank Salzano.
“Each legally and ethically there’s a clear line separating opinion from defamatory lies. Jake Paul is aware of that, and he purposely crossed that line when he wrongly accused Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn of fixing fights.”
“Nonetheless he was nonetheless given a possibility to retract his defamatory statements and refused to. Now he’ll face the authorized penalties of his actions as Matchroom and Mr. Hearn will likely be looking for damages in effectively extra of $100 million given the worth and goodwill connected to the Matchroom enterprise and the dangerous nature of Mr. Paul’s feedback.”
Jake Paul is being sued by Eddie Hearn — one of the highly effective folks in boxing — after The Downside Baby claimed the promoter paid off a decide in two latest, high-profile bouts.
In a newly filed lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports activities, Hearn and his firm, Matchroom Boxing, declare their status was broken after 25-year-old Paul “made outrageously false and baseless allegations” throughout an interview on Sept. 20.
Within the discuss, Paul claimed Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing paid off decide Glenn Feldman within the August Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua struggle. Paul claimed that very same decide was additionally paid off by Matchroom within the April Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano struggle.
Taylor received by cut up determination over Serrano, whereas Joshua misplaced by cut up determination to Usyk.
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“Glenn Feldman exhibits up in Saudi and scores Anthony Joshua to win the struggle when everybody who watched the struggle mentioned it was not a cut up determination,” Paul mentioned … earlier than including, “Clearly, this man is getting paid cash by Matchroom Boxing.”
Hearn included Paul’s video interview as an exhibit within the lawsuit … filed by legal professional Frank Salzano.
Paul, within the interview, additionally acknowledged that it was “a daring assertion and an accusation that I do not take seemingly, however it’s simply blatantly apparent. They usually’re not even making an attempt to cover it.”
Hearn — who’s suing Paul for defamation — referred to as the feedback “outlandishly false.”
He is asking for damages in extra of $75,000.