His beefy transformation is kind of unbelievable, and a testament to the great lengths some actors will go to in order to prepare for a new role. And in Jake's case, he looks almost unrecognizable playing boxer Billy Hope ready to fight in the ring.
In regards to Jake's regime, Fuqua said "Jake is going to change how people see him. I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week. I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day. I took him to almost every fight."