YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul destroyed Ben Askren in a highly-anticipated showdown on Saturday evening knocking out the adorned MMA fighter in lower than two minutes.
Askren started the spherical on the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta with some encouraging pictures that landed within the opening moments of the struggle however issues shortly modified.
Paul, 24, despatched Askren crashing to the ground of the ring with simply over a minute to go with a fast left jab adopted by a straight proper behind it.
It despatched Askren crashing to the canvas and signaled the top of the struggle.
Jake Paul fights Ben Askren of their cruiserweight bout throughout Triller Combat Membership
Jake Paul, 24, knocked out Ben Askren, 36, in Atlanta on Saturday evening
Paul despatched Askren crashing to the ground of the ring with simply over a minute to go.
Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren of their cruiserweight bout throughout Triller Combat Membership at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday evening in Atlanta, Georgia
Since turning professional, Paul is now 3-0 after a an analogous knockout over NBA star Nate Robinson
Paul is pictured coming into the ring in opposition to Askren in Atlanta, Georgia
Askren, who’s 36, managed to get again to his ft and needed to proceed the struggle.
Askren started arguing with the referee, clearly sad with the stoppage, however the MMA fighter was stumbling.
Jake fell to his knees in disbelief at his win.
Paul, who gained fame as a social media influencer earlier than turning professional, is now 3-0 after an analogous knockout over NBA star Nate Robinson.
‘That is the craziest second of my life,’ Paul mentioned, jubilant. ‘I instructed y’all I used to be going to do it within the first spherical. I instructed y’all I am an actual fighter. I do not know what number of instances I obtained to show myself that that is for actual.’
Paul celebrates as he climbs onto the ropes on the rings after securing victory
Nonetheless undefeated, it stays to be seen who Paul would possibly face subsequent however the world might be watching
Paul fell to his knees in disbelief at his win on Saturday evening
Jake Paul wanted lower than two minutes to knock out MMS fighter Ben Askren in brutal trend within the Triller Combat Membership
Paul takes a second to absorb the second of getting gained a 3rd successive struggle
The YouTube movie star turned boxer predicted a primary spherical knockout and that is precisely what he delivered
Paul raised issues forward of the highly-anticipated showdown saying he has ‘early indicators of CTE (power traumatic encephalopathy)’.
Paul made the declare in a press convention Thursday, regardless of the very fact he’s solely comparatively new to boxing and had solely competed in two skilled fights.
‘I am placing my psychological well being on the road. My mind is on the road… I’ve gone and obtained mind scans and have early indicators of CTE,’ Paul declared on the press convention.
The star’s announcement triggered a stir on social media, earlier than he later revoked the declare in a Twitter publish Friday.
‘I wanna retract my feedback made about CTE because it pertains to me and my medical historical past. It is a very severe situation that I shouldn’t have misspoken about,’ Paul wrote.
CTE – the time period used to explain mind degeneration that’s possible brought on by repeated head traumas – is just capable of recognized throughout an post-mortem, after an individual has died.
On Friday, similtaneously Paul revoked his CTE declare, it was introduced that a health care provider on the Georgia Athletic Fee had cleared Paul to struggle.
YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul was cleared to struggle Ben Askren in a highly-anticipated showdown Saturday, regardless of saying he has ‘early indicators of CTE’. The pair are pictured throughout a promotional information convention late final month
Paul began his boxing journey in entrance of 18,000 followers in a jam-packed Manchester Enviornment again in 2018, the place he stopped fellow YouTuber Deji within the fifth spherical,.
Paul then elevated his inventory as he stepped into the skilled sport for the primary time, defeating AnEsonGib in a spherical, earlier than his brutal knockout win over Nate Robinson final November.
Paul has spoken of his aspirations to grow to be the world’s greatest prize fighter, calling out the likes of Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis.
Paul, 24, made the CTE declare in a press convention Thursday, regardless of the very fact he’s solely comparatively new to boxing and has solely competed in two skilled fights
Paul subsequently posted this assertion to Twitter, revoking his earlier declare
Paul delivered a stunning knockout win in opposition to Nate Robinson in November final 12 months
Paul knocked AnEsonGib down thrice in a one-round stoppage victory in January 2020
Askren a professional fighter, gained 19 of 21 UFC bouts.
However, at 36-years-old, Askren comes into the struggle on the again of a serious hip operation.
He retired again in 2019 after falling to back-to-back defeats, considered one of which being his memorable loss to Jorge Masvidal, whose five-second knockout stays the fastest-ever in UFC historical past.
Paul got here into Saturday’s bout as the favourite to prevail among the many bookies, despite his relative inexperience.
Paul and Askren are pictured at a promotional press convention final month
Nickname: Drawback Youngster
Peak: 6ft 1in
File: 2W, 0L, 0D
Peak: 5ft 10in
File: 19W, 2L, 0D (UFC)