Eddie Hearn Changes Tune, Believes He Can Beat Jake Paul in the Ring
Eddie Hearn, the British boxing promoter and managing director of Matchroom Sport, has had a change of heart when it comes to a potential fight with Jake Paul. Hearn, who previously admitted that he believed Paul would come out on top if they were to ever fight, has now confidently stated that he believes he would be the victor.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Hearn said, “I think I’d knock him out in two rounds.” He went on to explain that he had been watching Paul’s fights and analyzing his strengths and weaknesses. Hearn said that he was confident he could exploit those weaknesses and come out on top.
The shift in Hearn’s attitude towards a potential fight with Paul is significant. The two have been engaged in a war of words for some time now, with Hearn previously expressing reluctance to fight the brash YouTuber. However, it appears that Hearn has had a change of heart, perhaps fueled by Paul’s victories over former UFC fighters Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.
Despite Hearn’s newfound confidence, a fight between him and Paul is far from a done deal. Paul has been vocal about wanting to fight professional boxers, and will be looking to avenge his sole defeat to Tommy Fury, as well as fight longtime rival in KSI. Additionally, Hearn is a busy man, managing some of the biggest names in boxing, including Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.
Regardless of whether a fight between Hearn and Paul ever materializes, the change in Hearn’s attitude is notable. It’s a testament to Paul’s growing profile and the impact he’s had on the sport of boxing. Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Paul has brought a new level of attention to boxing, and it seems he’s even managed to convince one of his biggest detractors that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the ring.