Jake Paul's coach warn they have a 'secret weapon' for Anderson Silva fight and promises it will be revealed in the ring | The Sun

JAKE PAUL is taking a "secret weapon" into his fight with Anderson Silva – which trainer BJ Flores insisted will be revealed in the ring.

The YouTuber-turned boxer returns over the weekend in Arizona, in his first bout in ten months.

But his coach revealed they have been working in secrecy during the hiatus and have a trick or two up their sleeve.

Flores said: "It's impossible to handicap how much better Jake has got from last December till now.

"We brought a little secret weapon into camp and it's paid off drastically.

"We're excited about it and all of Jake's sparring partners have been saying the same thing. We'll find out on Saturday.


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"No hints but it will be obvious after the fight. It's going to be a drastic difference."

Paul last fought in December, knocking out Tyron Woodley, 40, four months after beating the ex-UFC champion on points.

That added to KOs over online rival AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 38.

Woodley only filled on under two weeks' notice after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out of his grudge match against Paul with a rib injury.

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The celeb mega-fight was rescheduled for August in New York – but that was soon KOd when Fury suffered US visa issues.

Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, signed as a substitute, only for lightening to strike twice, this time due to a weight disagreement.

But it has now paved the way for Paul to return in a night Flores believes will be his coming out party.

He said: "I think this fight is the fight that opens a lot of peoples eyes because everyone recognises Anderson is a tough guy.

"Everybody in the MMA world, they all think Anderson is going to win."

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