Jake Paul’s coach teases February 18 return fight as YouTube star starts training camp for next boxing bout
JAKE PAUL’S trainer BJ Flores has teased a February 18 return fight for the YouTube star.
Paul, 25, most recently beat UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in October, the biggest win in his 6-0 career.
Instagram / @bjfloresproBoxing trainer BJ Flores with Jake Paul[/caption]
Now the American is back in training camp in his adopted base of Puerto Rico ahead of his next bout.
And coach Flores, a former cruiserweight contender himself, may have given away the mystery date.
In a now-deleted post, he tweeted ring card girl Jessica Yazmine: “Come to the Jake Paul fight Feb 18. Dm me if interested.”
Paul boxed only once last year, due to Tommy Fury, 23, and Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, withdrawing from proposed fights.
It leaves the social media sensation-turned boxer wasting no time in getting back in the ring next year.
Paul already confirmed he will fight again in February and sent offers to three different opponents.
And one of them was celebrity boxing rival Fury with the two still in talks to reschedule their grudge match.
The 8-0 Brit first pulled out last December with a rib injury and then again in August amid a US visa issue, which still persists today.
So Fury’s promoter Frank Warren is trying to negotiate a deal to fight Paul in the UK.
Warren told Queensberry’s YouTube channel: “Everyone’s trying to make this fight happen.
“I mean we had it, it was made a few months ago but he wasn’t allowed to travel, Tommy.
“So we’re trying to do it over here now, trying to get it on. We’re working hard to see if we can get it done.”
Amanda WestcottTommy Fury and Jake Paul are still in talks to fight[/caption]