'You need to put in more work' – Jake Paul's sparring partner tells YouTube star 'please stick to fighting MMA fighters' | The Sun
JAKE PAUL has been urged by his sparring partner to "put in more work" and only fight MMA stars for now.
It comes after the YouTube star-turned boxer was accused of kicking journeyman boxer 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 slammed Paul as he spoke out on the apparent gym row.
Augustama, 36, said: "You would beat most regular human beings, regular. Most beginner boxers, you may go four-six rounds.
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"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."
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.
That could change amid rumoured talks to reschedule his fight with Fury.
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