‘Bit F*cking Kinky’: Promoter Who Sued Jake Paul for $100 Million Wanted John Fury to Jump Shirtless ‘Logan Paul Style’

Published 11/24/2022, 6:32 AM EST

Follow Us

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji fight might have just been another exhibition bout for the boxing superstar. However, the explosive drama that ensued ringside made it far more memorable for both fans and the boxing fraternity. And one of the highlights of the day was when Tyson and Tommy Fury’s father, John Fury, took off his shirt and tried to lunge at Jake Paul. Matchroom Boxing chairman, Eddie Hearn, on the other hand, had a few choice words to say about the same.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Paul was relentlessly taking digs at Tommy Fury while ringside at his fight in Dubai. Notably, Fury was fighting Rolly Lambert as a part of the co-main event. Fury’s father, who was irritated by the constant heckling, took his shirt off and jumped into the ring, calling out to Paul.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Meanwhile, Hearn was talking to Charlie Parsons of Boxing Social. In conversation, Parsons reminded him about Fury’s statement of smacking him across the backside. In response, Hearn said, “Bit f*cking kinky. John Fury’s got this thing where he takes his shirt off all the time and doesn’t do anything.”

via Getty

He further added, “You can’t just take your shirt off and hope someone holds you back. John, you gotta go through the ropes. I wanted him to jump on Jake Paul, Logan Paul style.”

Hearn also mentioned that the older Fury’s antics were embarrassing. Additionally, he also sneakily stated that getting smacked by Fury might be quite enjoyable.

Eddie Hearn had previously sued Jake Paul

Eddie Hearn was Anthony Joshua’s promoter for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk. While Usyk won the bout by decision. A lot of fans were confused as to why one of the judges voted in favor of Joshua. And Jake Paul happened to be one of them.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

via Getty

He accused Hearn and Matchroom boxing of bribing judge Glenn Feldman. This, however, did not sit well with Hearn. He denied the accusation and also mentioned that he will be suing Paul. Talking about the same, his lawyer, Frank Salzano, said, “Mr. Hearn will be seeking damages in well excess of $100 million given the value and goodwill attached to the Matchroom business and the harmful nature of Mr. Paul’s comments.”

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest Boxing stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

It was also stated that there was a line separating opinions and defamatory lies. And what Paul said was the latter.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY – Everything You Need to Know About Logan Paul’s Latest Business Venture With KSI

Do you think John Fury’s antics were justified? Do share in the comments below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Joshua Ben Joseph

931Articles

One take at a time

Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
Show More>

Edited by:

Ajinkya Aswale

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today