YouTube star Jake Paul knocked out former UFC fighter Ben Askren in the first round on Saturday night.
The ringside view of Jake Paul’s stunning KO. 😳
— theScore (@theScore) April 18, 2021
While Jake Paul was -150 on many sportsbooks prior to the fight, not many were calling for the first round knockout. Ben Askren did not look good at weigh-ins and clearly did not impress in the ring. Who knows what will come from Askren who turns 37 later this year and is coming off a career low, getting KOed by Jake Paul in the first round.
Askren is famously known for making Jorge Masvidal in to a social media sensation with his 5 second knee to the head KO loss.
Jorge Masvidal with the fastest finish EVER 😳https://t.co/7suobZsSrm
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 17, 2021
Jake Paul is now 3-0 in his boxing career as he adds another knockout victory to his resume. He knocked out former NBA star, Nate Robinson, in November of 2020, in the second round.
(His KO of Nate Robinson was also sold as an NFT for $10 Million)
Jake Paul’s KO of Nate Robinson Gets NFT Treatment, Got $10 Million?! https://t.co/eHnTl99IgC
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 10, 2021
Trending from Side Action
- Ayesha Curry Shows Off Her Old Breast Implants
- Floyd Mayweather Threatens to Kill Logan Paul Following Their Press Conference
- Serena Williams Was Trending For Her Different Looking Face
- LeBron Still Has Yet to Get the Vaccine
- PGA Villain Patrick Reed Landed His Wife, Justine, After He Was Ghosted By Her Sister
- Awesemo DFS on Youtube
If you didn’t watch the whole spectacle on Saturday, don’t hold your breath. It was a circus from beginning to end. I am sure you can find the highlights on YouTube tomorrow. Here were some of the reactions from the fight:
Tell me how Ben survived this but got knocked out by one punch pic.twitter.com/gJTYQQJMY5
— Aaron P (@pxstran) April 18, 2021
This gotta be staged or rigged, Jake Paul is NOT like this😂
— Official🐐(38-18)And(0-0) (@Officialj0nn) April 18, 2021
this gotta be scripted at this point ain’t no way Jake Paul is this legit😭😭😭
— E ! ☔️ (@FraudAsiann) April 18, 2021
In my state minimum wage is $15, triller owes me $45 for wasting 3 hours of my time with trash concerts and a 1 minute main event 😭
— Hakeem Burner (@hakeemburner) April 18, 2021
Even sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith chimed in last night on the situation.
See, this has to stop. @jakepaul is not some scrub. He’s a pro now. Askren, even though he’s a @ufc fighter, is a grappler. Not a boxer. So why was he even in the damn ring? From now on, Paul needs to fight an actual boxer. He’s gonna hurt any non-boxer.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April 18, 2021
What is next for Ben Askren? He looked like a fish out of water. While he was never known as a “boxer”, there’s no way a fight promotion is even considering him after this paid embarrassment. On the other hand, while Askren is not a proven boxer, his name still carries weight in the fight world. For many people, this fight seemed like an absolute flop. Or maybe that was just the sound of Askren’s body hitting the mat. For others, they are seriously considering what the next move is for YouTube star Jake Paul. Will he finally fight an actual boxer? Only time, and money, will tell.