BJ Flores: Boxing trainer Jake Paul shot in the leg in Colombia
BJ Flores, former professional boxer and current trainer of Jake Paul, has posted video from hospital after being “shot in the leg” in Colombia.
The 44-year-old American took to Twitter on Friday (March 17) to share footage of his leg in a bandage and his hands covered in blood as he described the alleged incident.
Flores wrote alongside the video, “Armed robbery at gunpoint… Red light in Medellin, Colombia, passenger side… Gun to my right temple, I was able to bring the gun down and managed to get shot only once in the leg .
“The hospital is now awaiting surgery to remove the bullet. Thank God I’m alive.”
In a second video, Flores pointed to a small, circular bruise on the side of his head and said: “Look where the gun was held right there. There they got to the car and put the pistol right there.
“Crazy, yeah, I don’t know what to say. They yelled at me to give up my wallet, my watch, everything. We were definitely targeted; they couldn’t possibly have seen my watch as I sat in the passenger seat, on my left hand [Flores motions to the watch on his wrist]. So we were definitely targeted.
“You know, it is what it is. I’m still alive, everything is fine, I’m happy. The doctors came in and told me we need surgery now, so maybe I’ll be down an hour – hopefully less – to get that [bullet] quickly out.”
The American has yet to share an update on the operation.
Flores last fought in 2018, suffering a TKO loss to Trevor Bryan in the fourth round. The American retired with a professional record of 34-4-1.
In recent years, Flores has coached compatriot Paul, 26, who won 6-1 as a professional boxer. The YouTube star and former Disney Channel actor last competed in February, losing on points to Tommy Fury – half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson.
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