Eddie Hearn Clarifies His ‘Average’ Statement on Jake Paul’s Boxing Abilities

Published 05/03/2022, 12:55 PM EDT

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and boxer-cum-promoter Jake Paul have been at loggerheads ever since the Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano bout was announced. Meanwhile, Hearn clarified his viral statement of Paul being an ‘average’ box.

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Hearn was talking with Ariel Helwani of ‘MMA Fighting‘. During the conversation, Helwani asked Hearn about a picture of him and Paul sitting together at the ring. It was also at a point where the duo did not have to be unbiased about the potential outcomes of the bout. In response, Hearn mentioned that the duo was initially supposed to sit in the promoters’ row. However, he added that the seating arrangements are different in America. And that he wanted to sit on the corral close to the ring.

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Hearn further added that he previously agreed with Paul’s ‘Most Valuable Promotions’, that they’d sit on the row for the main event. Further, talking about the tensions between the duo, he said, “I had a bit of back and forth with Jake. I don’t think he my comments about, on our stuff about him being an average fighter. Which again, I stand by. Like it’s not, that’s still quite complimentary.”

 

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However, he clarified his statement by saying that he believes that Paul has a genuine love for the sport. Hearn also added, “Can he be, a little bit of a joke with him, a plonker like we say in England sometimes. Yeah so can I. But he does love the sport.”

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The Problem Child’ sure loves an extra-large serving of jaw-dropping bets. Meanwhile, the tensions were flaring between Paul and Hearn on the days leading to the Taylor vs Serrano showdown.

Taylor was being promoted by Hearn’s ‘Matchroom Boxing‘, while Serrano was being promoted by Paul’s ‘Most Valuable Promotions’. Moreover, Paul who was extra confident of Serrano’s victory put forth all his jewelry as a bet. However, Hearn who had no interest in jewelry settled for a million-dollar gamble instead. But, the wager did not go through as promoters were unable to place bets.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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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.

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