Jake Paul’s decision to part ways with his old coaches has been revealed, with the boxer claiming that they allowed him to make mistakes without providing necessary guidance.
After his defeat to Tommy Fury in February, Paul decided to split with BJ Flores and reconnected with former world champion Shane Mosley, who trained him for his professional debut in 2020.
In an interview with DAZN, Paul expressed his gratitude for his new team, stating that they have been instrumental in improving his skills and pushing him to the limit.
“My old team was letting me make a lot of mistakes and not saying anything about it,” Paul said at the interview.
“Obviously hindsight is 20/20 and I’m only three years into the sport so I don’t know these mistakes I’m making but they just didn’t apparently want to say anything.
“Now I’ve been going backwards fixing all of those things and I’m able to speed up the learning process, I already feel like a different fighter.”
Mosley believes that Paul should have never fought Fury due to a lack of mental and physical preparedness.
However, Paul is entering his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz, scheduled for Saturday, with no excuses, attributing his progress to the hard work and dedication of his new coaches.
The boxer praised the addition of a new strength and conditioning coach, which has significantly improved his stamina and overall performance.
Paul acknowledged that this training camp has been much tougher, pushing him to a different mental state, but he believes it has made a world of difference in his cardio.
Despite being in the sport for only three and a half years, Paul is confident in his abilities and aspires to win a world championship.
“I think the biggest thing was bringing in a new strength and conditioning coach that really had a knowledge of getting me fight ready, none of my other coaches had that previously,” Paul said.
“It’s made a world of difference and my coaches have pushed me way harder, before in practices I would be going maybe 10-15 rounds and now we go 20-25 rounds and jog afterwards.
“This camp has been a lot harder and I’ve had to go to a different place mentally to survive it, but it’s made all the difference in terms of my cardio and now I feel I could fight forever.
“I’ve only been doing this for three and a half years and I fully believe in my capabilities to win a world championship, that hasn’t changed.
“I’ve only gained more conviction around it, with how I’m progressing and the work I’m putting in, I know I can do it.”
Paul further emphasized the importance of gaining more experience and undergoing thousands of repetitions to achieve his goal.
“I’m slowly making my way deeper and deeper into the sport and getting more experience, I have all the tools so really it’s about the thousands and thousands of repetitions I need to become a world champion.”
Paul is determined to continue progressing in the sport and believes he has all the necessary tools to become a world champion.