Jake Paul has had a large team around him ever since breaking into the fight game. One of the people that has stood by him during this time is his trainer, BJ Flores. Overall, Flores has done a great job with Jake. Although Paul lost his last fight, there is no doubt that Flores has been able to turn Jake into a bonafide fighter. It isn't easy getting a former YouTube star prepared for the ring, however, he has managed to do it, which is definitely worthy of some praise.
Unfortunately, Flores went through a very scary experience while out in Medellin, Colombia recently. Essentially, Flores was in the passenger seat of a car when he was simply stopped at a light. Subsequently, two armed men with motorcycles approached the car and pointed a gun at him. These men were trying to get his watch and his wallet, although they were unsuccessful. However, Flores was shot in the thigh. This forced him to rush to the hospital.
BJ Flores Speaks Out
"They shot me one time in the leg and I defended myself the best way I could," Flores explained. Consequently, Flores will now have to get surgery on his leg. As you can see in the video above, courtesy of TMZ, Flores has a bullet lodged in his thigh. This is incredibly scary, however, it seems like he is going to be okay. "Thank you for the well wishes," Flores said on Instagram. "I will learn from this..... Be safe out there please. Life is precious. I love you all." At this time, Jake Paul has not given any commentary on what took place.
Traveling to South America can be quite dangerous. Colombia is known for these kinds of occurrences, and it is always important for people to stay safe while traveling. Central and South America have actually received numerous "do not travel" advisories as of late. This is due to growing tensions between the cartel and local governments. Be sure to keep it locked to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.
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