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Eddie Hearn Tells Jake Paul He'll Fight Him For $10m After '30 Second' Jibe

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Eddie Hearn Tells Jake Paul He'll Fight Him For $10m After '30 Second' Jibe

Eddie Hearn has told Jake Paul that he would accept an offer of $10m to fight the YouTuber-turned-boxer.

Hearn and Paul are co-promoting Saturday's historic undisputed lightweight title fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden.

The pair have traded jabs at each other in the build-up to the fight, with Hearn telling Paul: "I don't believe you'll ever get close to being a world-class fighter."

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In a face off ahead of the fight, overseen by Ariel Helwani for DAZN, Hearn joked that he would consider fighting Paul if there was $10m at stake.

"It's a shame I can't fight because it would do big numbers. It would be massive," Hearn said.

"In the UK, there’s so many people that want to see me get knocked out. It would do like two million pay-per-view buys in the UK.

"And if I lose the bet, then I’ll take $10m to fight Jake Paul, and I just take the UK pay-per-view.

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"He can have all the other revenue around the world."

Hearn added: "There was a stage where I believed I would easily beat Jake Paul.

"But I'm not so sure now. I do think he’s improved."

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Hearn then continued to call Paul an "average" fighter, which the American took exception to.

"You know if we fought, it’d be 30 seconds," said Paul.

Hearn and Paul are co-promoting Saturday’s historic fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano (Image: PA)
Hearn and Paul are co-promoting Saturday’s historic fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano (Image: PA)

Hearn fired back: "I disagree. You would be a big favourite. I’m terrible. But like I said, for $10 million, I’d do it."

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Hearn does has previous experience in the ring, having fought three times for Billericay Amateur Boxing Club as a teen, winning all of his bouts.

However, Hearn - the son of Matchroom Boxing founder Barry Hearn - has admitted he was not "tough" enough to be a professional fighter because of his privileged upbringing.

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Featured Image Credit: DAZN

Topics: Boxing, Eddie Hearn, Jake Paul

Rory O'Callaghan
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