Jake Paul’s Trainer Targets MMA Fighter For Next Opponent
Jake Paul’s trainer, BJ Flores, wants an MMA opponent for the YouTube sensation next.
Paul is coming off a devastating second-round knockout victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson. The win improved Paul’s pro boxing record to 2-0. In both bouts, Paul scored the knockout.
In an interview with BoxingScene.com, Flores said that an MMA fighter should be next for Paul.
“Nate was awkward like we knew he would be. Jake settled down and got his distance and landed the KO shot. People don’t realize Jake can really punch. Nobody even got to see the technical side last night. Jake has a lot more tools in the bag. I want him in there with a real MMA fighter next. These other influencers/trained pro athletes don’t stand a chance.
“Jake 100% moves the needle. I told everybody in the beginning he’s gonna be a superstar in boxing because of the POWER he has to generate excitement. Jake has the X factor and you can’t teach it. Jake is a true entertainer. His music, boxing, etc. He is very talented and a hard working young man. I’m very proud of him.”
The main name from the MMA world that Paul has targeted is Conor McGregor. For now, McGregor is busy preparing for a rematch with Dustin Poirier. The “Notorious” one will collide with Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23. After that matchup, he’s hoping to share the boxing ring with Manny Pacquiao.
Paul’s brother, Logan, is set to collide with Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match on February 20.