'I don't care what he says' – Jake Paul's coach says Tommy Fury is no puncher and slams claims of breaking jaws in gym | The Sun

JAKE PAUL'S coach talked down Tommy Fury's punch power – and laughed off claims of breaking jaws in the boxing gym.

BJ Flores will be in Paul's corner for the celebrity grudge match in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

His opposite number – Fury's dad John – claimed his son was knocking out sparring partners and hospitalising them with snapped jaws.

But Flores – an ex-cruiserweight world title challenger – insisted talk is cheap.

He told SunSport in Riyadh: “Tommy’s going to come out and jab. Shoot his punches down the middle and try to use his jab to keep Jake off him. 

“But I don’t care what he says in the media or the press about, ‘I’m coming to knock Jake out,’ or breaking sparring partners' jaws. 


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“He’s just not a puncher, I don’t care what he says. He’s going to come out, try and do what he’s always done and that’s try and box. 

“But once he gets hits, he’s gonna go back to moving, backing up, backing up and he’s going to have to find a way to keep Jake off him.” 

Fury, 23, is also joined by his heavyweight champion brother Tyson, 34, in the Middle East.

But Flores warned the support counts for nothing once the first bell rings.

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He said: “Tommy's got good hand speed, he’s in good shape, he comes from a fighting bloodline. 

“Look, the Fury name is legit. Tyson’s the best heavyweight in the world, he’s a great, great fighter but unfortunately for Tommy, they’re not the same. 

“Tyson can’t fight for Tommy, John can’t fight for Tommy, so Tommy has to go in there and fight Jake all by himself and he’s in trouble. 

“He’s going to see first-hand on Sunday that this 'YouTube boxer' is no joke.”  

Fury has twice pulled out of fighting Paul before, firstly in December 2021 due to injury and then last August following US visa issues.

YouTuber-turned boxer Paul is now 6-0, after adding two wins over ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley and victory against Anderson Silva.

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Flores added that the introduction of his old trainer Danny Smith has accelerated Paul's skills to new heights.

He said: "Jake's really, really stepped it up. Big credit to Danny Smith coming into camp. 

“Danny was my trainer when I was a professional boxer, one of the best boxing minds that I know. 

“We brought him into camp last October, about a year and a half ago, and Jake’s come on leaps and bounds. 

“He’s improving at such a fast rate, he’s got so much better over the last year and a half, it’s incredible. 

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“Tommy should have fought him in 2021, before we fought Tyron the second time. 

“But the fight is here now and people are gonna see on Sunday. It’s gonna be a big surprise for some people.” 

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