Jake Paul's COACH BJ Flores called out by Hasim Rahman Jr for 'personal' grudge match on undercard of his fight with KSI | The Sun

HASIM RAHMAN JR has called on Jake Paul’s boxing coach BJ Flores to come out of retirement so he can settle their feud in the ring. 

Rahman is still fuming over his cancelled fight with Paul last August, which was axed with a week to go amid a row over the weight. 

After the fallout, Flores took aim online at the heavyweight, who is now signed to KSI’s Misfits boxing banner. 

YouTuber-turned boxer KSI, 29, is in line for a massive grudge match against Paul, 26, at the end of the year, with rumours of an all-professional card. 

Rahman, 31, wants a spot on the show and named Flores, 44, as the perfect man to face. 

He told SunSport: “If it’s all pros tell Jake to put his bitch ass trainer in there and I’ll fight BJ Flores. 


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“I’ve been kicking BJ’s ass since I was 17 or 18-years-old. Then he’s got the nerve to come out and talk sideways about me. 

“I’ve been dropping BJ in the gym since my early 20s, go ask Mike McCallum.” 

Flores, a former cruiserweight world title challenger, used to regularly spar Rahman in Las Vegas. 

And after he transitioned to coaching Paul in 2019, he remained on good terms with the son of heavyweight legend Hasim Sr. 

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Rahman was even used by Flores in sparring for Paul, two years before they signed to fight each other. 

But after their scheduled pay-per-view bout collapsed at the 11th hour, the two sides have feuded ever since. 

Rahman said: “I was flabbergasted that he would come out his neck about me when I’ve been beating him up.

“He’s been calling me for sparring for years, he has always given me praise after we spar and then he comes out and says I’m not a ‘real boxer.’

“So you’re calling people who are not ‘real boxers’ for your championship fights? That’s what he’s saying. 

“Then he wanted Jake to get so much credit for fighting me but then he turns around and says I’m not a real boxer. So which one is it? 

“You wanted Jake to get credit for fighting a real boxer and then turn around and say I’m not a real boxer.

“I whooped his ass in the gym every time we boxed, it got to the point where BJ Flores wouldn’t spar me without a handicap. 

“There had to be a handicap when I was sparring BJ and that’s why he was so comfortable calling me to spar Jake, because he knew I could box with a handicap. 

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“He knew I could box right handed if he needed me to or I could box just southpaw. In no world does BJ Flores see the final bell against me.” 

“Just like with Jake, it’s personal. It’s personal, these men tried doing me real bad and thank God for JJ and the Misfits team and everything we’ve got coming.” 

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