Ben Askren: ‘I let the world down’ with TKO loss to Jake Paul

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ATLANTA – Ben Askren’s boxing match with Jake Paul couldn’t have gone worse than it did for the previous Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder.

Askren was disenchanted Saturday evening, to say the least, after his struggle led to shambles when he suffered a first-round TKO loss to the YouTube star within the Triller Battle Membership headliner at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

It was a one-sided bout, as Paul landed a bomb of a punch that dropped Askren. He obtained again up however couldn’t intelligently reply the referee, forcing him to wave it off.

Askren participated in a digital media session after the competition and expressed disgrace within the consequence.

“I didn’t let the MMA group down, I let the world down,” Askren instructed reporters post-fight. “Folks f*cking hate Jake Paul, and so they wished me to make him depressing.”

Askren, 36, got here out of retirement to struggle Paul after having hip alternative surgical procedure. Askren, a former Olympic wrestler and two-time collegiate nationwide champion, by no means was recognized for his putting throughout his MMA profession.

It confirmed Saturday evening towards Paul, 24, who moved his skilled document to 3-0.

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