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YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul has been blasted by his sparring partner for allegedly trying to hurt him and then kicking him out of the gym.
Paul is currently training in preparation for a return to the ring on 13 August, but his opponent is currently unknown. He will be looking to improve on his 5-0 boxing record.
In order to get into the best shape and form possible for the fight, Paul hired Elie Augustama to be his sparring partner.
Things seems to have gone badly wrong as Augustama took to Instagram to call out Paul, accusing him of trying to hurt his neck on purpose, he then challenged Paul to a fight as a result of his actions.
The Sun reported that the incident took place in Puerto Rico, during a sparring session, Augustama and Paul got into slight confrontation, which led to the Instagram rant from the 36-year-old.
He said: “You paid me to work and you ain’t paying me enough motherf***er. You want to be disrespectful just because you tried to hurt my neck because I was giving you work.”
He added: “You've got me by 40lb my guy, I already gave you your flowers, I already gave you your respect, if you want, I will fight you tomorrow, Jake Paul.”
After the incident, Augustama made a complaint to Paul’s coach, BJ Flores, saying that he was kicked out of the gym.
He said: “They flipped on me, they didn’t even let me take my clothes off, they were like, ‘Get out.’ I have never, ever seen such a 180 flip. That’s normally what I do, because I’m going to push you.”
Paul is yet to comment on the accusations thrown about by Augustama but this is for sure something that will hamper his preparation for his August fight.
UFC legend Chael Sonnen recently claimed that Paul is the ‘most feared man in boxing’ by saying he hasn’t got an opponent nailed down because no one wants to fight him.
He said: “Is it just a case of there's nobody else willing to do it? That's how I feel, Jake Paul is the most feared man in boxing.”
“There is nobody in boxing with a meaningful record or any kind of name or reputation that has called him out and they're hoping that their phone doesn't ring because they don't want that.”
Eddie Hearn has said he's heard that Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is being rescheduled for Aug 13th: "I don't represent them, but I hear that fight's happening Aug 13th, so you might see it." [@talkSPORT] pic.twitter.com/oOifh6SjD4— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 4, 2022
He said on talkSPORT: “I don’t represent them, but I hear that fight [Paul vs Fury] is happening Aug. 13, so you might see it,” Hearn said. “Both are very limited, but as long as it’s a competitive fight, it doesn’t really matter.”
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