“He’s Only Saying That Because He’s Not Promoting Paul”: Eddie Hearn Slammed by Fans for Taking ‘U-Turn’ on Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Prediction

Published 02/23/2023, 7:43 AM EST

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Matchroom CEO Eddie Hearn has apparently taken a U-turn on his picks for the highly anticipated bout between YouTuber sensation Jake Paul and star Tommy Fury. The pair were set to face each other on two occasions. However, Fury had to pull out from both fights, leaving Paul to either find a replacement or cancel the event altogether.

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Now, the two are set to face each other on 25th February and prove who is the better boxer. While Hearn is not directly involved with the fight, he was not shy to give his predictions for this upcoming bout. At first, he chose ‘The Problem Child’ to beat Fury via knockout, despite the rocky relationship the two have had in the past. However, he has apparently changed his mind on the issue.

Eddie Hearn changes his mind on Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury prediction

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In a recent interview with BoxingSocial, the British promoter did a 180 and touted Fury to win the fight easily. He stated that Paul would have no chance to win at all if Fury was the aggressor. Moreover, he added that the fight won’t last more than two rounds. “I’ve had a total U-turn. I thought Jake Paul was going to win. I think Jake Paul has absolutely no chance to win at all… If Tommy Fury comes out aggressively and puts it on Jake Paul, this fight will not go two rounds.

 

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This was certainly a surprising statement from Hearn, who just recently picked Paul to win the fight. Moreover, the fans were also quick to point this out as they slammed the Matchroom CEO for changing his mind about the outcome.

Fans slam Eddie Hearn’s prediction for Paul vs Fury

A user by the name Cieran1875 wondered how Hearn was able to change his mind so easily.

Another user named Prabh Sandhu was also surprised by how quickly the British promoter changed his mind.

However, a user named Alfie claimed that Hearn made the right choice by picking Fury to win.

A fan named Dom called out Hearn for changing his mind and claimed that he sounded like ‘a clown’ the more he spoke.

Moreover, according to a user named Jamie, Hearn didn’t pick Paul because he was not promoting him. He stated that if he was Paul’s promoter he would certainly pick him to win.

Lastly, a user named Andrew Minett was confident that Paul would win given Hearn’s track record of predicting fights.

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The fans were not shy about calling out the Matchroom CEO for going back on his predictions for the fight. However, it is interesting to see him now hop on the Fury bandwagon. This fight posses to be a very interesting matchup with both fighters coming in with undefeated records. Moreover, the criticism of Paul not facing a ‘real boxer’ will be put to rest, as Fury is a pro boxer and not an MMA-based fighter.

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What did you think about Hearn making a U-turn on his predictions? Let us know in the comments.

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.
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