Youtuber-cum-boxer Jake Paul seems to be bothered a lot now by boxing promoter Eddie Hearn’s witty statements ahead of both Paul’s and Hearn’s fighters, Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor’s clash at the Madison Square Garden tonight. Paul, who is been a part of the boxing game not only as a boxer but as a promoter as well, holds the responsibility of women’s boxing great Amanda Serrano through his agency, Most Valuable Promotions.
However, Paul seems to have realised lately that just like being a boxer, being a promoter can become competitive as well, and Hearn seems to give Paul a hard time in the experience of it. On numerous occasions such as pre-event media scrum and table talks, Hearn has told Paul that he can never be a world-class fighter and that being an average boxer is ‘complimentary’ for Paul. However, Hearn has also given credit where due on Paul’s journey as an aspiring boxer so far, but it still feels like mind games from Hearn’s side.
Katie Taylor initially claimed Jake Paul has never been in a real fight
In an interview with DAZN-Boxing media, Katie Taylor, who’s promoted by Hearn via his agency, Matchroom Boxing, talked about Paul saying “As far as Jake Paul – this isn’t a game, this is actually a real fight. He’s never been involved in a fight like this and he never will be involved in a fight like this. So this is actually a genuine, real fight and he knows nothing about this.”
Paul responded to this in his tweet saying “Katie I appreciate you thanking me for making this fight happen at a level Eddie never could. But the only thing real is you, your team and Eddie talk a lot of shit but can’t back it up. Respect on your legacy. But Amanda Serrano is the greatest female boxer of all time. And New.“
It seems like things might get a little personal if Taylor and her opponent Amanda Serrano go for a rematch after this fight. Both the women are pound for pound best female boxers right now and are making history by headlining the first-ever women’s main event in combat sports in Madison Square Garden. Who do you think wins between undefeated Olympic champion Katie Taylor and an experienced queen of seven different weight classes in Serrano?