Jake Paul has 'great right hand' but 'can't compare' to seasoned boxers as sparring partner reveals training secrets
JAKE PAUL has been credited for having a 'great right hand' – but still 'can't compare' to seasoned boxers.
The YouTuber-turned boxer is 3-0 in his pro career, all by knockout, with his most recent win a one-round demolition job of MMA star Ben Askren.
Paul has also dedicated himself to the sport for the last four years and is coached now by ex-cruiserweight contender BJ Flores.
And the results under the bright lights are evident, helped by some careful matchmaking for the pay-per-view star.
But in the gym Paul is quietly honing his craft, sparring with top level pros and champions and gaining invaluable experience.
Ahmed Elbiali, a 20-1 light-heavyweight is one such partner, and sparred the internet sensation before Nate Robinson was brutally KO'd in November.
Elbiali, 30, told SunSport: "He seems relaxed and composed which is really good.
"He has a great right hand, great right hand, very strong, to the body or head. He used his jab well and he listens to BJ well.
"BJ is a good fighter, a good coach, he knows the sport very well and he's passing on a lot of knowledge to Jake too.
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"Jake truly, truly, truly, does listen to BJ and he truly does love the sport of boxing and he really believes what he's saying, he's not bulls***ing.
"And that's where I respect it, a man with passion is unstoppable."
Paul, 24, has exploded onto the scene as one of the most polarising fighters with his highlight-reel wins and brash arrogance.
The American celebrity maintains the best is yet to come having only had five rounds in three fights to showcase his talent.
But despite Paul talking the talk, and walking the walk to the limited level of opponents he has beaten, Elbiali warned not to get too carried away yet.
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He said: "Truthfully and honestly, no he doesn't compare to a true professional, not one single bit.
"He doesn't even compare to a good amateur. I've got lit up by some great amateurs, and I've lit up some great world champions.
"That's how it works. Jake Paul is a great, novice amatuer boxer. It takes years, the IQ part of it takes years.
"Jake's athletic and powerful, but you can't compare him to seasoned professionals, there is no comparison."
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