Jake Paul’s Trainer Reveals the Boxer They Sample in Their Fight Camps

Published 01/10/2022, 11:00 AM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul has been putting out call-outs to several combat kingpins from various weight classes. While most of them have ignored him, ‘The Problem Child’ is still surging in his journey by grabbing legitimate attention from the fans and several other fighters. Coming from the social media community, Jake Paul didn’t have many believers to his side when he first embraced the sport of boxing.

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However, his emphatic win against Ben Askren, and then back-to-back wins against Tyron Woodley, along with an existing record of 5-0, have clearly turned the tables. Paul seems serious about taking on the sport and envisions himself becoming a world champion someday. That said, his trainer BJ Flores recently revealed the one boxer they extensively follow regarding the in-ring techniques.

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In an exclusive chat with The Schmo, Flores said, “I watch honestly, he is not in the game right now but I show Jake a lot of Andre Ward. How he is able to set things up. Andre was a master at changing levels, he is a master at taunting and fainting. He is a master at setting up certain shots at the right opportunity and he didn’t waste punches and that’s kind of what I like to style. You know Jake’s style off, I like to follow Andre Ward style.”

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Two-division world champion Andre Ward has retired with an undefeated record of 32-0, including 16 KOs. Nicknamed ‘Soldier of God’, he was one of the finest in his time and is still regarded as one of the most technically efficient boxers. If Paul can truly channelize Wards’ skills in the squared circle, he can fetch prominent results in his favor.

Jake Paul is in a crucial state now

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After knocking out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, Paul needs to test his skills against a pro-boxer and he already seems to have outlined the plans. Paul is in talks to face ex-world titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2022. Meanwhile, a potential bout with Tommy Fury is also valid. Although Paul has said to avoid that fight, for now, it can get resurrected at any given point.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Paul could become a cherry-picker YouTuber fighter. However, he has been the best fighter coming from the Internet world.

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That said, it will be interesting to see whether he can trade shots with a pro-boxer. Who do you think Jake Paul should fight next?

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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