Deji’s former boxing trainer accuses him of “lying” about his training.

Deji’s former boxing trainer has accused the YouTuber of “lying” about his training in a new YouTube video after he lost in a fight to Alex Wassabi in March.

YouTuber Deji Olatunji is just one of the many online content creators who have dabbled in boxing with the likes of Jake and Logan Paul, though some have certainly been more successful than others.

Deji is yet to claim a win in the ring, previously losing to Jake Paul and Vinnie Hacker and then to Alex Wassabi in the UK-US fight in March.

On April 27, the YouTuber’s former trainer, Solomon, uploaded a video titled “Deji LIED About his Training **Exposes The Truth**” in which he described what was happening behind the scenes leading up to the fight.

Deji vs. Wassabi weigh in
Showstar boxes

Wassabi went the distance in his fight with Deji.

He explained that the training was “sporadic” in the beginning because Deji was ill in December, but in January: “It started to tighten a bit, [but] it was still sporadic for me. There were times when I said to Deji we need to pick up the pace. Granted, we had quite a long camp, and he came to me underweight, which was impressive. But I knew that with training he had to increase the intensity.

“It was quite tough because he had quite a lot of commitments outside of boxing, which is understandable, but when a fight is coming up I think you have to be fully committed. The camp really didn’t get off the ground. There have been a number of occasions where I’ve had to use different approaches, but I’ve tried to explain to him that you have to take boxing seriously.

“His life is in my hands as a coach, I have to put him through his paces. It didn’t seem to pay off. After that, there were points where I said to him, ‘Deji, if this continues, I won’t be your coach going into fight week,'” he continued.

In response to Deji’s claim that the training was “too easy”, his former coach replied: “For me he was never in the position to be pushed. A person will only do what he wants to do. You can’t really force anyone to do anything.”

Solomon also denied Deji’s claims that he only had one sparring partner, posting some footage of some of the YouTuber’s sparring to prove the partners weren’t “easy” fights.

“Obviously he found it difficult in that sparring session, unlike what he said in that duel against Alex that it wasn’t difficult. It was difficult,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with hard sparring, it should be harder than the fight, but to say of Deji that it was easy is clearly another lie, on top of the lie that I don’t shove him because I know that I shove my fighters. ”

The coach later added: “I think his performance overall showed how much effort he put into training camp, if I’m being completely honest with you.”

Although Deji has hinted that he would retire from the sport if he lost his third fight, he has since announced that he plans to continue boxing. Deji’s former boxing trainer accuses him of “lying” about his training.

Emma Bowman

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