Jake Paul Details How the Lockdown Was a Blessing in Disguise for Him

Published 04/11/2021, 12:52 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul seems to have benefited a lot from the Covid-19 lockdown, that brought the entire world behind closed doors. While many boxers suffered due to the pandemic restrictions, Paul was fortunate to have his coach around him.

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Following a split with former trainer Milton Lacroix, Paul joined hands with Shane Mosley and BJ Flores. Meanwhile, Covid-19 emerged with its clutch at that very stage. However, the YouTuber had a solution for that and he revealed the entire situation in an interaction with True Geordie.

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“BJ (Flores) was like sure. ‘I will come and live with you in Calabasas and we can train literally every single morning, every single night, and get this working’,” said Jake Paul.

He added, “BJ flies off Calabasas and we just start to get to work and two weeks later, Covid hits, and at that point obviously, we didn’t know it was gonna happen. But I just so happen to be quarantined with my coach and there’s wasn’t anything to do really at that time besides train.”

‘The Problem Child’ labeled it as a blessing in disguise.

While Covid-19 continued to trouble the world, Paul staged his second pro win via a sensational KO against Nate Robinson in November. He appeared in the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. and departed after proving many of his critics wrong.

Now, ‘The Problem Child’ will face Ben Askren on April 17 in the main event on Triller. Despite going against a pro fighter for the first time, Paul will relish his advantages in the mix and can remain undefeated after the fight.

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Askren is a world-class wrestler with very minimal striking achievements under his belt. Although he seems to have begun his boxing training, Paul’s fierce fists can still be a problem for ‘Funky’. Both men will enjoy their fair chances in winning the fight, but considering it’s a boxing clash, Jake Paul can be the aggressor.

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his welterweight bout against Demian Maia of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Moreover, he has had a full training camp since lockdown, and that can be a crucial part in honing his performance for the fight night. All these factors will intensify their nearing clash, and fans can expect to witness a blockbuster event ahead.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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