Jake Paul and Ben Askren regarded just like the odd couple earlier than their April 17 bout, and oddities saved coming all the way in which to the sudden finish.
The April 17 Triller Battle Membership pay-per-view occasion featured social media boxer Jake Paul vs. MMA fighter Ben Askren in an eight-round boxing bout. It was an odd pairing for a lot of causes, and the ending continued that pattern.
Oddly sufficient, Paul (3-0, 3 KOs) was the extra skilled boxer between the 2, however most anticipated Askren’s 19-2 MMA report to account for one thing, but oddsmakers nonetheless made the 24-year-old Paul the favourite over the 36-year-old former UFC star.
The weigh-in additional supported the oddsmakers resolution. Paul regarded match and trim, whereas Askren regarded lumpy at 191 kilos for the previous welterweight. Askren’s physique, or lack of 1, set the web on hearth, speaking about his dad bod. He really didn’t appear like he skilled for Paul in any respect.
His efficiency supported that anecdotal proof.
Jake Paul ended Ben Askren’s night time rapidly with a TKO in 1.
Issues began in typical unusual trend with Paul being escorted by a robotic. It additionally joined him throughout the weigh-in.
Paul got here at Askren to start out spherical 1 however retreated when Askren determined to return ahead. Paul landed the primary significant punch with a proper cross. With about 1:15 remaining, Paul related on one other straight proper that despatched Askren crashing to the canvas.
Askren bought to his ft, however the referee determined that he couldn’t proceed. It regarded like a really fast stoppage, however there’s little question that Paul harm Askren.
What’s even crazier to think about is that Ali Eson Gib and Nate Robinson lasted longer than Askren, who’s an actual fighter. That is going to hang-out Askren for a very long time. At the least he made $500,000 within the course of.
As for Paul, his repute rises as soon as extra, and he’s in line for an additional Triller Battle Membership essential occasion.