JAKE PAUL is sparring undefeated boxers who have admitted 'I didn’t know he was that good', according to his training partner.
Paul is 3-0 in his career, all by knockout, and faces ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley in his fourth and biggest fight to date over the weekend.
The YouTuber has been preparing for it in Puerto Rico with coach BJ Flores and called upon the help of MMA fighter Anthony Taylor for sparring.
Taylor claimed Paul is also sharing rounds with top-class boxers, of championship level, and supposedly leaving them stunned.
He told Betway Insider: “BJ likes Jake to spar with the best of the best.
"He’s bringing in boxers who are undefeated. He’s bringing Jean Pascal, boxers with 20 or 30 fights and he’s telling them, ‘Go to work’ and ‘don’t go easy on Jake ’ – that’s how we roll with TeamPaul.
“Jake’s just not fighting MMA fighters and beating them up. He’s fighting real boxers and he’s giving them a hard time.
"Because a lot of boxers come in here the first day and say, 'He ain’t no fighter’ and then they spar him and then they say, ‘I didn’t know he was that good’.
“Jake is more focused than anything. He knows Tyron is the toughest opponent to date and he’s locked in focused.
"He looks amazing, his dieting is on point, his cardio is on point and he’s getting better and polishing his skills.
"BJ ain’t bringing in no scrubs, he’s bringing in pro fighters. Plus he’s got J’Leon Love here who is always sparring Jake.
"Love’s a world level athlete and he’s not taking it easy on Jake. He’s going hard and I don’t see Tyron getting this type of work.”
Paul has beaten online rival 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37, in his career.
It has been a gradual increase in opposition and Taylor argued the development in performance has been evident.
A lot of boxers come in here the first day and say, 'He ain’t no fighter’ and then they spar him and then they say, ‘I didn’t know he was that good’.
He explained: “Jake has improved.
"You can see his improvements from his first fight with Gib through to Nate Robinson and Ben Askren, kind of cleaning up some of the sloppiness.
“He’s kind of like AJ McKee. The way that AJ shows something different every fight, he’s developing every fight.
"Jake’s improved every camp; he’s developing power, he’s developed speed in his punches, great footwork, inside boxing.
"He’s becoming a complete boxer in his world.
"I’m not saying he’s going to fight Canelo or he’s going to fight a top five boxer, but he looks great, prepared and ready to go.”
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