Jake Paul’s boxing coach, BJ Flores, says he’s been hospitalized after being allegedly robbed and shot in the leg.
Jake Paul’s boxing coach and former pro boxer, BJ Flores, has allegedly been hospitalized after being robbed at gunpoint while traveling in Colombia.
The combat sports instructor broke the news via his Instagram stories late last night, where he showed himself laying in a hospital bed.
In one video, Flores showed several cuts he’d received as a result of a scuffle, with a wound on his hand and the side of his head. A caption on the clip read, “Quick update, awaiting surgery to remove bullet.”
Jake Paul’s boxing coach, BJ Flores, hospitalized after gunshot wound
He then panned over to show his right thigh, which boasted a thick bandage. He also showed blood on the hospital bed, supposedly from the leg wound.
Flores later posted a text message conversation with someone, where he said he’d been robbed at gunpoint. “Look at my head where he had the gun,” Flores wrote. “Two big-a** marks on my right temple.”
He later uploaded a second video explaining the situation in more detail. According to Flores, he and his group had been “targeted,” and the thieves had apparently pulled him out of a car during the altercation.
“See where the pistol was held right there? That’s when they came in the car and put the pistol right there. …the pistol was right there, yelling at me to give [them] my wallet, my watch, everything.”
“We were definitely targeted. They couldn’t have possibly seen my watch when I was sitting in the passenger’s seat on my left hand. So, we were definitely targeted. You know, it is what it is. I’m still alive. Everything’s good. I’m happy.”
Jake Paul has also reacted to the situation on social media, reposting a message from his promotional company, MVP, wishing his coach a speedy recovery.
For now, Flores is recovering from the shocking ordeal — but this isn’t the first time one of Jake Paul’s posse has been attacked.
In September 2021, Jake and Logan Paul’s music producer was reportedly shot at in Puerto Rico during a drive-by shooting. Although the producer was unharmed, another party in the Uber with him was injured and later stabilized at a local hospital.
Who is BJ Flores?
BJ Flores (El Peligroso) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in San Francisco, California, US on January 29, 1979. Flores made his professional boxing debut at the age of 24 on May 3, 2003. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. He is 44 years old, and will be turning 45 in 10 months and 11 days.
BJ Flores’ professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 2003 to 2018.
Flores made his professional boxing debut against Dallas Lane at the age of 24 on May 3, 2003, defeating Lane via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 3 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.
Flores had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on January 19, 2007 after 18 professional fights, against Chris Thomas for the cruiserweight NBA title. He defeated Thomas via 12 round unanimous decision to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.
Flores has won one world title at cruiserweight. For all the details about Flores’ world title wins and defenses refer to “BJ Flores World Titles”.
Some of Flores’ best fights and notable victories include wins over David McNemar, Epifanio Mendoza, Hugo Pineda, Jeremy Bates, Adam Collins, Kevin Engel, and Nicholas Iannuzzi.
BJ Flores had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Danny Green via 12 round unanimous decision on November 17, 2010, which ended his 24-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost two times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to “All of BJ Flores’ losses”.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Trevor Bryan on August 11, 2018. Flores lost the fight via 4th round TKO. It’s been 4 years, 7 months, and 7 days since this fight.
His height and weight: BJ Flores is 188 cm tall (6′ 2.02″) with a reach of 203 cm (6′ 7.92″). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 15 cm (5.91″). Flores has a 53.8% KO rate.
Titles: BJ Flores is a cruiserweight world champion. He has held one world title at cruiserweight, which was a lineal championship win.
BJ Flores retired from professional boxing with a record of 34-4-1, which included 21 knockout wins and two losses via knockout, and one world title win.
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