BJ Flores, a boxing coach for YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, has recently made headlines after being the victim of an armed robbery in Colombia. The 44-year-old shared the harrowing details of the incident on social media, revealing that he was shot in the leg during the attack.
According to Flores, the incident occurred while he was stopped at a red light in Medellin. The gunman approached his car from the passenger’s side and held a gun to his head. In a split-second decision, Flores managed to move the weapon away from his face, resulting in him being shot in the leg. Despite the traumatic experience, Flores expressed his gratitude for still being alive.
The news of Flores’s robbery and subsequent injury has sent shockwaves throughout the boxing community, with many expressing their concern and support for the coach. Flores has been a vocal and visible presence in the world of boxing for many years, having competed as a professional fighter himself and going on to train some of the biggest names in the sport, including Paul.
The incident in Colombia is a stark reminder of the dangers that can come with travelling to unfamiliar places, especially in countries where crime rates are high. Despite this, Flores has remained optimistic and determined to recover from his injury, even using the incident as motivation to work even harder in the gym.
The outpouring of support from the boxing community and beyond is a testament toFlores’s character and the impact he has made on the sport. As he continues his recovery, his many fans and colleagues will no doubt be rooting for him every step of the way.
“Armed robbery at Gunpoint… At a red light in Medellin Colombia on passenger side.. Pistol to my right temnle, I was able to move the weapon down and manage to only get shot in the leg one time. Hospital now waiting for surgery to remove the bullet. Thank GOD I’m alive.”