Henry Cejudo offers to train Jake Paul, touts him to become MMA champion before boxing
While an undefeated professional boxer, Jake Paul still intends to make the transition to professional mixed martial arts – he seems to have a former UFC champion ready to train him and prepare him for a move – with Henry Cejudo claiming the Ohio native has a better chance of landing gold in the sport rather than professional boxing.
Paul, who recently confirmed his return to the ring ahead of an August 13 comeback, recently acted as a promoter for last weekend’s massive Madison Square Garden showdown between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.
In his last outing in the squared circle, Paul managed to pick up a stunning second career win over former undisputed UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley – ending the St. Louis native in December with a whopping knockout victory.
In other pro victories, Paul defeated former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight title holder Ben Askren and former NBA player Nate Robinson.
Henry Cejudo offers to help prepare Jake Paul for a possible transition to MMA
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn raised Paul’s eyebrows last weekend ahead of Taylor’s headliner against Serrano – insisting he would never win a professional boxing world championship, which has led many others to agree with the proponent’s view.
Seeming to share that sentiment, former flyweight and bantamweight champion Cejudo offered to train Paul at Fight Ready in Scottsdale, Ariz. – touting him to strike gold in mixed martial arts before boxing spoils.
“With the IQ that I have for MMA…if Jake Paul ever wants to come out for Fight Ready, go out and train with me, I’ll take care of him, man,” Henry Cejudo said in a recent interview. with The Schmo. “I think he has a better chance of becoming a world champion in mixed martial arts than in boxing.”
“Jake Paul, if you want to come and train with ‘Triple C’, thing apart, character apart, I’d be more than willing to help you out and really prepare you, really show you the skills of the trades on how you can become the best in the world. Now, if Jake Paul tells me to leave, then it’s fine (laughs). It’s just from my heart, man. (Transcript by mma fight)
Recently, Paul was welcomed onto the mats at Straight Blast Gym by the gym’s Head Coach, John Kavanagh.