Hearn hammers disgusting and tasteless antics at Jake Paul press conference

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Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has torn into the "tasteless" press conference for Jake Paul's fight with Tommy Fury.

The duo, who are set to face off on December 18, hurled insults at each other this week during the conference.

Love Island star Tommy accused the YouTube prankster of paying off fighters.

Brother Tyson called the ex-Disney star a "w***er", while dad John Fury made lewd remarks about Paul's girlfriend Julia Rose.

It got so out of hand that BT, who broadcast the conference, issued a statement apologising for the scenes.

And none of it impressed Hearn, who is well-known for promoting Anthony Joshua fights but did organise KSI's fight against Paul's brother Logan Paul, in 2019.

He told iFL TV: “I thought it was disgusting to be honest with you. You’ve got the younger generation watching that.

“Even, actually, for one time I felt a little bit for Frank Warren because I’ve been there on a much less cringe stage with KSI and Logan Paul.

“Frank was embarrassed. The language is terrible. I like beef, I love it, but for me it’s a bad look.

“It was disgusting, it was tasteless, the language was terrible – saying that it’s ‘Oh it’s Eddie, it’s just because he’s not involved in the event’.

“I am over the Moon that I am not involved in that. Trust me. The fight’s not bad, I don’t mind it, but the production and everything was so bad.

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“It’s a bad look for boxing, BT knows that and Frank knows that, we know that – but it’s none of my business.”

Paul (4-0) will face Tommy (7-0) in Tampa, Florida.

It will draw a huge audience, but it has drawn criticism too by professional boxers and pundits unhappy with Paul's venture into the sport.

Following the conference, BT said: “This week BT Sport streamed a live boxing press conference that included a number of offensive and unacceptable comments, some of which has led to further online abuse.

"This goes against all the values that BT Sport wants to uphold. We would like to apologise for any offence or upset this has caused."

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