Atlanta – Tonight’s Triller PPV principal occasion didn’t make it to the 2 minute mark. Jake Paul improved to 3-0 (3 knockouts) with a primary spherical knockout of Ben Askren with the primary exhausting punch he landed on the Mercedes-Benz Area, in Atlanta, Georgia, topping a Triller PPV.
Paul started with a measured, disciplined tempo. The Cleveland, Ohio native touched Askren to the physique a number of occasions within the opening moments. He additionally missed with a number of wild overhand rights, however obtained nearer with every one.
Virtually two minutes elapsed, Paul threw a textbook one-two, touchdown a tough proper hand that dropped the previous MMA champion on the canvas face first.
Paul stated he obtained that energy from doing farm chores in Ohio.
Though Askren made it to his toes, referee Brian Stutts didn’t like what he noticed and waved off the battle. Similar to that, the 36-year-old’s skilled boxing debut was over.
From the onset it appeared that Askren merely didn’t know learn how to defend himself from any person who knew learn how to throw correct, straight punches.
Boxing purists could criticize the Jake Paul present as a circus act, however he has confirmed three issues throughout his temporary prizefighting profession. One, he has plain star energy and brings in robust viewership numbers. Two, he takes coaching significantly and has proven enchancment. And three, he seems to have authentic energy in his proper hand. That very same proper hand left former NBA star Nate Robinson unconscious on the canvas final November in Los Angeles.
All that being stated, if the YouTube star turned fighter needs to win over diehard boxing followers, he’s going to must get within the ring with an precise boxer. English entrepreneur Joe Fournier, a reasonably skilled boxer who scored a stoppage win on tonight’s undercard, referred to as Jake Paul out tonight. Maybe a battle with Fournier (9-0, 9 KOs) subsequent may bridge that hole for Paul.
Michael Montero will be discovered on social media through @MonteroOnBoxing. His podcast “The Impartial Nook” will be seen each Monday on TheRingDigital YouTube channel, and heard on audio podcast platforms world wide.