Jake Paul's trainer B.J. Flores 'SHOT and taken to hospital'
Jake Paul’s trainer B.J. Flores ‘SHOT and taken to hospital after being held at gunpoint during armed robbery’ in Colombia
- Flores revealed he fought off the attempted robbers in the early hours Friday
- He was traveling through Colombia before being held up in the city of Medellin
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The boxing trainer of influencer-turned-athlete Jake Paul found himself in hospital after being shot during an alleged armed robbery.
B.J. Flores took to Twitter to explain what he had endured in the early hours Friday, which included being held at gunpoint.
Flores mentioned he ‘manage[d] to only get shot in the leg one time’ after being held up at a red light in Medellin, a city in the country’s north-west.
‘Tonight I was attacked by 2 armed motorcycle drivers as a passenger at a RED LIGHT,’ Flores wrote on Instagram accompanied by a video of an X-Ray showing the bullet lodged in his thigh.
‘They pulled up, stuck a gun to my head, tried to steal my wallet and my watch. They shot me one time in the leg and I defended myself the best way I could. I am still in the emergency room waiting to have the bullet removed at 5:18 am.
The boxing trainer of influencer-turned-athlete Jake Paul found himself in hospital after being shot during a reported armed robbery.
‘Thank you for the well wishes . I will learn from this….. Be safe out there please. Life is precious. ‘Thank GOD I’m alive.’
Flores showed off a knot on the side of his head, admitting he and his group were ‘definitely targeted’ but expressed a gratitude for still breathing.
‘Stay safe out there and everyone be careful. Appreciate the messages, thank you so much.’
Before training Paul, Flores was a professional fighter himself, making his debut in 2003 before retiring in 2018.
Since 2021, he has been Paul’s full-time trainer, and naturally was present in Saudi Arabia as the Problem Child lost to Tommy Fury via split decision in January.
Flores is now a boxing trainer, who previously fought for the IBO Cruiserweight Title in 2010
The American fought against England’s Tony Bellew (L) for the WBC Cruiserweight Title in 2016
Flores (R) was naturally alongside Paul as he lost via split decision to Tommy Fury in January
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