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Trainer BJ Flores shot in robbery attempt in Colombia

Boxer and trainer BJ Flores, who is known for his work with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, was shot during an attempted robbery in Colombia. According to Flores, the incident occurred on Wednesday, March 16, 2023, while he was a passenger in a car waiting at a red light. Two armed motorcycle drivers pulled up to the car and pointed a gun at his forehead, demanding his wallet and watch. When Flores refused, one of the suspects shot him in the leg.

In a social media post, Flores revealed that he defended himself and managed to escape. He was rushed to a local hospital where doctors confirmed that a bullet was still lodged in his thigh. Fortunately, Flores’ injuries are not considered life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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Flores has been working with Jake Paul for several years and has played a significant role in his boxing career. The news of the incident has garnered concern and support from fans and the boxing community alike. The local authorities are investigating the incident, and it is not yet clear whether any suspects have been identified or arrested.

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