CLEVELAND – Jake Paul has but to be drug examined forward of Sunday’s boxing match with Tyron Woodley, however he’s adamant he’s not on any banned substances.
The narrative round Paul probably being on performance-enhancing medication got here to life when famous coach Firas Zahabi claimed on one of his YouTube videos that the YouTuber and former Disney child actor was dishonest going into the bout, whereas Woodley shouldn’t be.
“I undoubtedly suppose Jake Paul’s gonna be on PEDs,” Zahabi stated. “It exists on the earth of boxing similar to it exists in MMA, and I don’t suppose Tyron can be on PEDs. I feel Tyron can be completely pure. Does it make a distinction? It completely does.”
Paul addressed the accusation for the primary time on Thursday and stated he was caught off guard when his supervisor introduced it to his consideration.
“My supervisor despatched me that the morning it got here out like, ‘Hey, by the best way, Georges St-Pierre’s coach stated you’re on PEDs,’” Paul instructed MMA Junkie. “So I swiped up my cellphone – this can be a true story on my mother’s life, she’s wanting me in my eyes (proper now) – I swipe up my cellphone, click on Safari and sort in, ‘What’s PEDs?’ Then I see it says performance-enhancing medication. I texted my supervisor again, ‘Good factor I needed to Google what PEDs are.’ However I have a look at it as a praise. Persons are making an attempt to do something they will to discredit me and take away from this journey. They’re already making excuses for him when he loses.
“This can be a actual combat. This isn’t the exhibition sh*t that my brother (Logan Paul) and Floyd (Mayweather) did. This isn’t exhibition sh*t. I do actual professional fights with a fee who’s drug testing me. These claims are silly and naturally (Zahabi is) doing it to get clout. Take a look at it, 4 weeks later it’s nonetheless getting introduced up in interviews. His identify will get talked about. He will get some clout and he’s a cheerful little wanker jerking off to those movies someplace all excited concerning the clout he’s getting.”
When pressed on the subject of PEDs, Paul admitted Ohio State Athletic Fee has but to check him in any respect throughout coaching camp forward of the 190-pound bout, which takes place at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse and airs on Showtime pay-per-view.
Nevertheless, Paul stated he welcomes testing at any time and guaranteed there can be no points if his blood or urine was taken for testing at any level.
“Not but. I feel that occurs the day of the combat or the day earlier than the combat. However take a look at me each time.”