Eddie Hearn Gives Details On Jake Paul's Potential Next Fight
Eddie Hearn has revealed he is working on getting Jake Paul a boxing match against longtime rival AnEsonGib.
Michael Benson of talkSPORT has reported that the Hearn is attempting to get the fight signed off.
However, the 40-year-old 'isn't convinced' by by Gib's 'Seven-Figure Gibber' nickname.
:computer: Eddie Hearn has revealed that he is still working to make Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib, though he's seemingly not convinced by Gib's 'Seven-Figure Gibber' nickname. He added that KSI vs Jake Paul could happen, but only if Jake is able to beat Gib first.
- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 3, 2019
He also discussed the chances of Paul facing off against KSI.
KSI is an adversary of Jake's brother Logan and the Brit managed to beat Logan in their rematch last month.
But Hearn has said that match can only happen if Jake manages to defeat Gib.
A fight between the two YouTuber's has been discussed for a number of months.
Hearn was asked about the the duo in an interview last month and said there's possibility a fight happens eventually.
However, he said that Gib's asking price is very steep.
Per Dexerto, he explained:
"It is [realistic]. It's just a case of like... Gib wants $1 million doesn't he,"
"I don't know how big Gib is. I don't think he's as big as Jake Paul but I must say, I really enjoyed being around those boys and I thought they were brilliant all week."
Gib seemed to take notice of Hearn's comments and joked he was asking for five million.
Specifically, I WANT 5MILL IN CASH!!! pic.twitter.com/x0HirOmNHc- Ali (@AnEsonGib) November 13, 2019
Hearn is currently in the midst of promoting Anthony Joshua's huge rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.
The fight has drawn criticism for being held in Saudi Arabia and the Matchroom Boxing official has discussed it.
Speaking to The Guardian, he said:
"I was driving around today and you see House of Fraser, you go into the mall and see Gucci, Chanel, even Starbucks, major corporations who are willing to trade here."
"I can't sit here and say it has nothing to do with me, but the bottom line is, I am not a politician.
"As ruthless as it is, I've got a job to do for my fighter. It doesn't matter what I think, but I am happy and excited at how everything has gone."