Jake Paul Accuses Boxing Judge Of Being Paid By Matchroom Boxing
Jake Paul has some speculations about how his fighter, Amanda Serrano, lost to Matchroom Boxing’s Katie Taylor back in April.
Paul, co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions, who represents Serrano, claimed that boxing judge Glenn Feldman is not doing his scorecards fairly.
“I still think Amanda Serrano won the fight,” Paul told IFL TV’s Umar Ahmed.
“And then you see how this judge Glenn Feldman, who had the biggest gap between Taylor and Serrano. Everyone pretty much had it a draw… a draw or that Amanda won. But there’s this judge, Glenn Feldman, who scored it such a big gap for Taylor, gave rounds that Amanda clearly won, to Taylor.
“Then this judge, Glenn Feldman, shows up in Saudi and scores Anthony Joshua to win (against Usyk). Everyone who watched the fight (knows) it’s not a split decision. Usyk had a runaway victory, clearly won the fight. This judge, Glenn Feldman, gives it to Anthony Joshua? It’s like a repeated crime here. This type of sh-t, I’m going to call it out here in boxing because it’s b—s–. Clearly, this guy is getting paid money by Matchroom Boxing.”
Feldman, a Connecticut-based ring official, gave Taylor the edge on Serrano with a scorecard of 97-93 in a tight contest. With the scores, Taylor retained her undisputed lightweight championship by split decision.
Feldman was also among three judges for the anticipated rematch between heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Anthony Joshua, who is under Matchroom Boxing. He was the lone official who had Joshua outpointing Usyk on August 20, despite most fans arguing that Usyk dominated the last three rounds to cement a victory.
“It’s a bold statement and an accusation that I don’t take lightly but it’s just blatantly obvious,” Paul continued.
“They’re not even trying to hide it. You’d think they get a different judge that f–ked up the scoring from Taylor-Serrano. You’d think they’d get a different judge to bring to Saudi Arabia, especially since he’s from the U.S.
“Why all of a sudden does he appear in Saudi? You’d think they’d get a different judge to try to hide the corruption that they’re bringing to this sport but it’s so blatantly obvious.”