Jake Paul did roughly as he promised tonight, stopping Ben Askren within the first spherical of their Triller Combat Membership principal occasion from Atlanta.
The stoppage was questionable, with referee Askren getting dropped however taking a compulsory eight depend from referee Brian Stutts, who then examined Askren additional and determined to cease the battle at 1:59 of the opening spherical.
Askren most likely may have continued, however that’s to not say it was going to get any higher for him. He didn’t actually look to have a lot of a plan, and for the extent he’s preventing at (a really low one, let’s be actual), Paul consists and assured, and he has good energy.
However it’s what it’s. This can be a celeb sideshow, and it’s high quality if Paul and Triller wish to put it on the market in any other case, however Paul has nonetheless not fought an precise boxer in a boxing match. When he wonders what number of occasions he has to “do that” earlier than folks take him significantly, the reply is in that truth, however so long as it’s churning cash, he gained’t really must do it.
Anyway, there have been a number of fighter reactions on Twitter. Not many, however a number of.