Latest Posts

Report: Boxing judge accused of fight fixing by Jake Paul joins Eddie Hearn in $100M defamation lawsuit, seeks separate damages

- Advertisement -

Jake Paul has a different problem.

ESPN reports that Problem Child is currently being sued by boxing referee Glenn Feldman, who is joining Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn in a libel suit stemming from Paul Hearn’s allegation of organizing fights by bribing judges. Feldman was the referee for a pair of famous championship fights last year, Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor and Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua, both of which Paul accused of being set up.

- Advertisement -

Hearn’s team is seeking more than $100 million in damages, while Feldman is seeking individual damages for an undisclosed amount, according to Hearn’s attorney Frank Salzano.

- Advertisement -

“[Paul’s] The statements damaged Feldman’s reputation in the community, imputed a crime, and/or called into question Feldman’s ability to carry out his job in his profession and profession,” Salzano wrote in the complaint, according to ESPN.

- Advertisement -

Paul specifically mentioned Feldman in his critique of Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, stating that Feldman’s wide score (97-93 Taylor) in Taylor’s split decision victory over Serrano represented by Paul’s most valuable advance, and the discordant score (115-113 Joshua, with by other judges who have it 116-112 and 115-113 for Usyk) in a split decision loss to Joshua to Usyk was evidence that Hearn was influencing Feldman’s scores.

“I still think Amanda Serrano won the fight. [over Katie Taylor],” Paul told IFL in September last year. “Then you see it being judged by Glenn Feldman, who had the biggest gap between Taylor and Serrano. Almost everyone had a draw… a draw or that Amanda won. But there is this judge, Glenn Feldman, who counted such a big gap for Taylor, gave rounds that Amanda clearly won for Taylor.

“Then this referee, Glenn Feldman, shows up in Saudi Arabia and puts Anthony Joshua to win. [over Oleksandr Usyk]. Everyone who watched the fight [knows] this is not a separate solution. Usyk had an unconditional victory, a clearly won battle. This judge, Glenn Feldman, is giving it to Anthony Joshua? It’s like a repeat crime here. This type of shit, I’m going to call it here in boxing because it’s bulls. Obviously this guy is getting money from Matchroom Boxing.”

Feldman has been a boxing referee since 1992 and has watched several high-profile fights including Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. Salzano stressed in the complaint that “punitive and exemplary damages are necessary” due to the negative impact that Paul’s actions had. comments can affect the reputation of his client.

Paul’s legal team will likely prepare for this legal battle as he prepares for his next boxing fight, a bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva this Saturday at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.



Source: www.mmafighting.com

- Advertisement -

Latest Posts

Don't Miss