The judge, who saw the victory of Joshua over Usyk, is suing Paul because of “slander”


In September, promoter Eddie Hearn filed a lawsuit against Jake Paul for “defamation” after he accused Matchroom Boxing of bribing a judge. This referee, well-known in the boxing world Glenn Feldman from the USA, joined the lawsuit against the YouTuber-boxer. The specialist demands compensation for separate damage, said
ESPN his lawyer is Frank Salzano.

The defamation complaint was filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, according to documents.

Hearn and Matchroom are seeking more than $100 million. It is not clear how much Feldman is personally demanding.

“Statements [Пола] damaged Feldman’s reputation in the community, imputed a crime, and/or called into question Feldman’s ability to carry out his job in his profession. Penalties and damages are needed as an example to keep [Пола] and others from the senseless and malicious use of a lie campaign to discredit Feldman and other boxing judges,” the complaint reads.

Jake Paul’s reaction to Hearn’s lawsuit

Paul told IFL TV last month that he thought Feldman was getting paid by Matchroom for “correctly” refereeing the promotion’s fighters: “Obviously this guy is on Matchroom’s payroll.”

Feldman refereed the Serrano-Taylor fight in April and the Usyk-Joshua rematch in August. Taylor won by split decision and two judges, including Feldman, ruled in her favour. Usyk also won by split and Feldman was the only one to see Joshua, the Matchroom fighter, win.

Feldman has worked primarily in Nevada and New York since 1992; he refereeed over 1,200 boxing matches and was inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. However, his main job is as a financial advisor to Merrill Lynch.