Eddie Hearn Reacts to the Online Back and Forth Between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul

Published 03/07/2021, 10:00 AM EST


Jake Paul and Tommy Fury might have sparked a bizarre rivalry between each other, posing a YouTube boxer against a newly turned professional. However, they have the potential to stage a boxing blockbuster and Matchroom Director, Eddie Hearn, seems to have noticed that.

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Hearn was the first promoter to bring YouTubers- Logan Paul and KSI in a professional boxing bout, and he would not hesitate in repeating the same with Jake Paul. He has expressed his favor in staging the fight and when the right time comes, ‘TNT’ and ‘The Problem Child’ can actually collide inside the ring.

Speaking with Boxing Scene, the Matchroom Kingpin has shed his opinion on the fight.

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“I like Tommy Fury against Jake Paul. Personally, I don’t mind. Jake Paul is putting the work in. And I’ve seen many pro fighters that are worse than Jake Paul,” said Eddie Hearn.

Well, Hearn isn’t the only one to praise Jake Paul. Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson has also appreciated the Internet star’s approach towards boxing after he knocked out Nate Robinson in November.

Be it for the good or not, Paul brings attention and it can be fruitful for the sport. However, there’s a huge section of elites that absolutely ridicule the idea.

Canelo Alvarez, the P4P King has recently criticized the Paul brothers. According to Alvarez, they are here for money and fame, with no love for boxing.

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Primarily, Paul will have to surpass MMA star, Ben Askren, inside the boxing ring on April 17. It might not be hard for him since ‘Funky’ is a recognizable wrestler with minimal boxing and striking accolades under his name.

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He has been a world champion at One Championship and Bellator, but after two crushing defeats at UFC, ‘Funky’ hung his gloves. He can shock the world by registering a stunning win against Paul, but considering ‘The Problem Child’s’ fitness and activity, it can be a hard task to achieve for Askren.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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