ENTERTAINMENT

DEJI’S FORMER BOXING COACH ACCUSES HIM OF ‘LYING’ ABOUT HIS TRAINING

WHAT HAPPENED?

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

He explained that the training was “sporadic” at the beginning, due to Deji being ill in December.

- DEJI'S COACH

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It started to pick up a little bit, but it was still a bit sporadic for me. There was times when I did say to Deji like, we need to pick up the pace. Admittedly we had quite a long camp, and he did come to myself underweight, which was impressive. But I knew that he needed to pick the intensity up with the training.

- DEJI'S COACH

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It was quite tough because he had quite a lot of commitments outside of boxing, which is understandable, but when you have a fight coming on, you need to be fully committed in my opinion. Camp really didn’t get going.

- DEJI'S COACH

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There was a number of occasions where I had to kind of use different approaches, but I tried explaining to him that with boxing you’ve got to take it seriously.

- DEJI'S COACH

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His life is in my hands as a coach, like, I must put him through the full paces. It didn’t seem like it was paying off. After that there was points where I did say to him that, ‘Deji, if it carries on this way then I will not be your coach going into fight week.'

In response to Deji’s claims that training was “too easy,” his former coach responded that: “For me, he was never able to be pushed. A person is only gonna do what they wanna do. You can’t really force anyone to do anything.”