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J. Paul provides Mosley as coach forward of Diaz bout

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff WriterMay 9, 2023, 08:00 PM ETDALLAS — Jake Paul has shaken up his coaching staff following his first career loss.The YouTube-star-turned-prizefighter told ESPN on Tuesday that he is now working with trainers Theo Chambers and legendary retired boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley, along with his longtime coach J’Leon Love, a current boxer.Chambers

J. Paul provides Mosley as coach forward of Diaz bout

  • Marc Raimondi, ESPN Workers AuthorCould 9, 2023, 08:00 PM ET

DALLAS — Jake Paul has shaken up his teaching workers following his first profession loss.

The YouTube-star-turned-prizefighter advised ESPN on Tuesday that he’s now working with trainers Theo Chambers and legendary retired boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley, alongside along with his longtime coach J’Leon Love, a present boxer.

Chambers, Paul stated, is now his head coach. Paul’s earlier coach BJ Flores will stay on the crew as an advisory advisor, Paul’s enterprise accomplice Nakisa Bidardian advised ESPN.

Paul, 26, is coming off a loss to Tommy Fury via split decision Feb. 26. Paul will face former UFC star Nate Diaz in a boxing match Aug. 5 in Dallas.

“I wished to rethink everybody on the crew,” Paul advised ESPN on Tuesday after the Paul vs. Diaz on-sale information convention at American Airways Heart. “Made some adjustments, went again to the drafting board. And mainly, there have been sure errors I used to be making that Shane and my head coach Theo Chambers recognized and we’re on the identical web page about [them].”

Mosley was considered one of Paul’s first coaches, earlier than Paul turned one of many hottest names in boxing. Three years in the past, Mosley did not have the time to dedicate to being a fulltime coach. However now he is ready to tackle that position and will likely be with Paul for his coaching camp in Puerto Rico.

“I believe when he received within the ring with Tommy Fury, his psychological wasn’t there, his well being wasn’t 100% and there have been a variety of issues that had been unsuitable,” Mosley stated. “And there is a couple little, minor technical issues he ought to work on and will work on. However I believe the principle drawback was [mental], how he approached the struggle.”

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Paul is 6-1 as a professional boxer, having made his debut in 2020. He owns wins over former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley (two). Fury was by far essentially the most skilled boxer he had ever fought. Paul stated he is decided to patch up his sport and proceed on this boxing journey.

“Lots of people most likely, at my degree, would’ve simply misplaced and went away or got here again and fought somebody straightforward or hid away for some time,” Paul stated. “I am doubling down. That is what I am meant to be doing and I am destined to do in life. And so, they see now, I believe, that I am devoted even after a loss. I am not simply doing it for the cash, I am not simply doing it to win. I am not simply doing it to knock individuals out. That is what I actually love and I am keen about.”


Diaz deflected questions on his ongoing prison case in New Orleans, however made some adjustments following the incident. Diaz is being charged with felony second-degree battery after choking unconscious a man named Rodney Petersen following a boxing event last month.

Petersen is a 6-foot-4 social media influencer with a 1-0 professional boxing document and expertise in beginner MMA and Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions. His on-line persona is that of a lookalike of Logan Paul, Jake’s very well-known YouTuber and WWE star brother.

“Logan pulled up on me out of nowhere and he should not have,” Diaz stated. “So, that is all.”

When advised it wasn’t really Logan Paul, Diaz quipped: “That was Logan, bro. They had been making an attempt to play it prefer it wasn’t.”

Diaz has employed a big safety element for all journey outdoors of his hometown of Stockton, California, per his consultant Zach Rosenfield. The 4 massive males had been current Tuesday in Dallas for the press convention.

Diaz’s first court docket date in New Orleans is scheduled for June 28.

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Diaz’s first fight sports activities card as a promoter may occur as early as this summer time, he and Rosenfield stated. The occasion beneath Diaz’s Actual Combat Inc. banner could possibly be MMA, boxing or a mix of the 2. Rosenfield stated boxing is the frontrunner in the mean time.

“I’ll put all the most important names that I can discover on there and a bunch of fine fighters that I do know on there,” Diaz stated. “After which we will blow that out.”

Probably the most fascinating wrinkle? Diaz stated, relying on what occurs with the Paul struggle, he may headline the Actual Combat Inc. card himself towards an opponent to be decided. He does produce other choices, although. Diaz’s was in dialogue with each Logan Paul (the actual one) and Floyd Mayweather previous to reserving the struggle with Jake Paul. He additionally may return to the UFC for a giant struggle.

“I’ll have my present, however I wish to struggle the perfect fighter on the earth all the time,” Diaz stated. “That is my plan.”

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