HomeUFCJake Paul shows range of emotions in post-fight press conference
Jake Paul shows range of emotions in post-fight press conference
April 18, 2021
Jake Paul is 3-0 as an expert boxer with an ideal KO ranking. His TKO over Ben Askren was an enormous deal for Paul, and he confirmed that after the battle.
It solely took Jake Paul about two minutes to ground and cease former elite MMA fighter Ben Askren. The ending wasn’t as picturesque as Paul’s November second-round knockout of Nate Robinson, nevertheless it was extra significant due to Askren’s former accomplishments within the octagon.
Askren (19-2) was removed from his prime combating days within the UFC when he fought Paul on April 17 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Paul was the favourite in accordance with oddsmakers, and Askren’s poor bodily situation displayed on the weigh-in had lots to do with that. Askren appeared to merely present up for an simple payday.
Nonetheless, it meant one thing to Paul. No matter Askren’s form, Paul blew by means of an actual fighter in lower than two minutes and confirmed a robust proper arm within the course of. To him, this helped add a degree of boxing legitimacy, even though many nonetheless considered the Triller Battle Membership occasion as a sideshow.
After stopping Askren, Paul celebrated within the ring and shed some tears. Through the temporary press convention after the battle, Paul elaborated on his post-fight feelings.
“I don’t suppose I’m going to be doing good at these interviews proper now as a result of I’ve had a lot on my thoughts previously 10 days, and I’ve needed to maintain it collectively,” stated Paul within the post-fight press convention. “I’ve needed to persevere by means of plenty of laborious s**t. Allegations. Loss of life. The record goes on.”
Jake Paul was emotional within the aftermath of his spherical 1 TKO of Ben Askren
“Look, when Shadow handed away, it was, it was one of many weirdest troublesome issues I needed to cope with in my life,” stated Paul. “I nonetheless haven’t processed it. I nonetheless haven’t handled it. It’s laborious, man. It’s laborious. And I needed to maintain it collectively as a warrior for my crew and concentrate on the mission forward, and shadow advised me the entire total time he stated, ‘You’re gonna get him within the first spherical. I’ve had visions. I’ve had goals. If you knock them out within the first spherical, we’re gonna get it tattooed.’ And I needed to suppress all my feelings. I needed to keep centered.”
Paul added, “I do know he’s watching down proper now. And he’s like, ‘I bought your f***ing again for the remainder of your life, brother.’ And I don’t know what to say. It’s been laborious for all of us.”
Many take a look at Paul as taking part in the function of villain for the sake of constructing hype for extra many, however he appeared legitimately overwhelmed by his feelings after the battle. The decision remains to be out if Paul can attain any severe accomplishments as a boxer, nevertheless it’s greater than seemingly that he’ll return to the ring for an additional battle.