'I'm ready' – Jake Paul's sparring partner offers to fight YouTube star with ONE HAND following heated training row | The Sun
JAKE PAUL has been offered a fight by his own sparring partner – who is willing to do it ONE HANDED.
It comes after the YouTube star-turned boxer was accused of kicking journeyman Elie Augustama out of his gym in Puerto Rico.
Paul is training for his next professional bout, currently scheduled for August 6 at New York's famed Madison Square Garden.
But according to 6-18 Augustama, their session turned sour after he accused the American of using roughhouse tactics.
And the Haitian fighter is ready to settle their score in the ring – for real this time.
Augustama said: "Feels good to still be 36 and still be able to rock with these 26-year-old youngsters.
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"Fight me, I'm ready. I'll fight you tomorrow, I'll fight you with one hand.
"Matter of fact, I'll fight you with no hands, just straight defence and then you won't be able to hit me."
Paul, 25, last fought in December in a short-notice rematch against Tyron Woodley, 40, after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out of their grudge match.
He knocked out replacement Woodley, having previously beaten the ex-UFC champion on points in August.
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It added to KOs over gamer "AnEsonGib", ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
But Paul has faced criticism of his opponents and record for not yet facing a recognised pro.
Augustama said: "You would beat most regular human beings, regular. Most beginner boxers, you may go four-six rounds.
"But please stick to fighting MMA fighters, please, please, please, please. I've been screaming that.
"He's been getting better but he still needs to go through work. You need to put in more work, man. Boxing is a really, really dangerous game."
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