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Conor McGregor’s coach would ‘love’ to train Jake Paul but reveals why he’d rather link up with YouTuber’s brother Logan


JAKE PAUL and his brother Logan have been welcomed into Conor McGregor’s gym.

The YouTubers, who are now prizefighting stars, both had high-level amateur wrestling backgrounds.

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MMA coach John Kavanagh with Conor McGregor[/caption]
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Jake Paul and brother Logan in the ring after the Tyron Woodley rematch[/caption]

But younger brother Jake has emerged as the more successful boxer, currently 5-0 having recently knocked out Tyron Woodley.

He has called out McGregor several times before, but it would not stop him from visiting John Kavanagh’s Straight Blast Gym in Dublin.

Kavanagh told The Mirror: “If Jake walked through the doors I’d tell him to sign up, pay his fees and get on the mat.

“He would be very welcome here, I’d love him to come by and train here, I’ve heard he’s got a great energy, he’s a great character.”

In Jake’s first three fights, he beat YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 37.

He then beat ex-UFC champion Woodley, 39, on points in August and signed to face Tommy Fury, 22, after.


But Fury pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection, meaning Woodley filled in but was brutally knocked out.

Logan, 26, meanwhile has three times fought before, twice against online rival KSI, drawing the first in 2018.

But they then turned professional a year later, with KSI, 28, winning by scrappy split-decision.

Logan only returned this June and did so in an extraordinary exhibition against Floyd Mayweather, 44, who weighed TWO STONE less.

Mayweather, to the shock of many, was taken the distance when he failed to win by KO.

He would be very welcome here, I’d love him to come by and train here, I’ve heard he’s got a great energy, he’s a great character.

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh on Jake Paul

Logan has teased a switch to MMA several times in the past and even won praise for a grappling spar with UFC middleweight Paulo Costa, 30.

Kavanagh said: “I think I’d probably get along with Logan a bit easier.

“He seems a bit more calm. That’s the one who did some wrestling with Paolo Costa, he looked good.

“I watched that and it was only a few seconds but you could tell he’s got some moves.

“So maybe he could come in and if he’s okay then we’ll allow the brother to come along!”

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Jake Paul brutally knocked out Tyron Woodley[/caption]
Logan Paul took Floyd Mayweather the distance in their exhibition[/caption]



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