Jake Paul detached a bare-knuckle boxer's top lip in sparring
Jake Paul ‘detached bare-knuckle fighter Jake Bostwick’s upper lip’ with a vicious uppercut in sparring ahead his first-round knockout of Ben Askren in April
- Jake Paul holds a 4-0 record since becoming a professional boxer in 2020
- He has picked up wins over UFC stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley this year
- In sparring for the Askren fight, he detached the upper lip of Jake Bostwick
- He is set to face Tommy Fury in a grudge match in Florida on December 18
Bare-knuckle boxer Jake Bostwick has revealed that Jake Paul detached his upper lip during a sparring session when the YouTube sensation was preparing to fight Ben Askren earlier this year.
Paul has become a controversial figure in the boxing world over the past 12 months, but has been largely faultless inside the squared circle, taking his professional record to 4-0, which has included picking up back-to-back victories over UFC stars Askren and Tyron Woodley.
The outspoken 24-year-old is fast becoming one of the most recognised fighters in the sport, and Bostwick, who currently fights under the BKFC banner, decided that he wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Jake Paul brutally knocked out Ben Askren when the pair faced each other back in April
Jake Bostwick (above) sparred Paul ahead of the latter’s win against Askren in April
He quickly found out, and when explaining how the chance to spar Paul arose, Bostwick told Cene Magazine: ‘He was sparring with some guys in Miami not far from me and I was hearing that he was lighting some people up and giving out some really good work.
‘He needed some more sparring partners and they were feeling out some guys – this was for the Ben Askren fight – so I got a couple of messages saying there was a good opportunity to come down for some sparring with Jake Paul.
‘So I was down for it, but the guy said ‘Listen, the guy can box, please don’t think he can’t’. And this was coming from a professional coach, a guy I know.
‘We did three solid rounds and he caught me with some shots! He hit me with an uppercut and detached my top lip!’
Paul then managed to see off Tyron Woodley in a hard-fought contest in Cleveland in August
Paul (L) has a tough task on his hands when he takes on Tommy Fury (R) later this month
Paul would go on to dispatch Askren within a round, but he is set to face the toughest test of his boxing career later this month when he takes on Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion, Tyson.
The 22-year-old Fury is also undefeated, and will be the first fully-fledged boxer that Paul has faced in a professional ring.
Paul could have his work cut out when the pair face off in Florida on December 18, but based on Bostwick’s story, he carries serious power and should not be taken lightly.
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