Previous UFC welterweight Ben Askren obtained knocked out in the very first spherical of his boxing match against YouTube personality Jake Paul in the Triller Combat Club shell out-per-see (PPV) principal party past Sat. night (April 17, 2021) inside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
It was tough to hope otherwise just after watching this.
The clearly show was too prolonged, way too goofy, and had considerably much too several manufacturing miscues, but it’s really hard to get upset at the finish result since Askren warned us it would be a “circus” in advance of time. And that was just before we found out about the slap preventing.
And the drunk Oscar De La Hoya on commentary.
“People adore fist fights. Individuals like circuses. Hope you take pleasure in tonight,” Askren wrote on Twitter.
He also apologized to the “world” for staying not able to defeat Paul, who now enhances to 3- as a skilled boxer with 3 knockouts. I guess we ought to also point out that Askren turns 37 in July, is coming off major hip surgical treatment, and is greatly-regarded as a single of the worst strikers in the heritage of MMA.
“I claimed this battle would be easier than the Nate Robinson combat,” Paul mentioned after the match. “At a person stage I was the underdog. That appears nuts but I was the underdog. I understood Ben would sit there like a typical MMA fighter and have no head movement. I’m just much too effective.”
Paul was accompanied to the ring by a big robot.
There was some delicate controversy after the stoppage, not unusual with fights that stop early in the opening frame, but right after taking the required standing eight depend Askren was nevertheless hunting a minimal “Funky” on his feet and acquired saved from added punishment.
Entire Triller Struggle Club results beneath:
Jake Paul def. Ben Askren through TKO – Spherical 1, 1:59
Regis Prograis def. Ivan Redkach by means of specialized choice (60-54, 60-54, 59-54)
Steve Cunningham def. Frank Mir by using unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 58-56)
Joe Fournier def. Reykon by using TKO (did not solution bell) – Round 3, 3:00
Triller returns on June 5 in Miami, showcasing Evander Holyfield vs. Kevin McBride.