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Jake Paul knocks out Ben Askren in the first round

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Jake Paul has marked the third victory of his boxing career as his much-anticipating bout against former mixed martial artist Ben Askren ended in Paul knocking out Askren right in the first round.

The fight, which was held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, marked Askren’s debut as a boxer since the former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder bid adieu to MMA in November 2019.

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Coming off of a win over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, followed by the much-discussed KO of former NBA star Nate Robinson, Jake Paul aimed to keep his undefeated record as a pugilist clean and was even picked as a favourite against Askren by many.

Jake Paul clips Ben Askren with a right hand a minute remaining in the first round

Soon as the fight started, Paul aimed to make the first connection but Askren rushed with an overhand right to Paul, who returned a left hook at first then missed a right.

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However, the 24-year-old followed up with a remarkable one-town, and it was his brutal right-hand jab that sent Askren to the canvas.

Askren got up on shaky legs, and while Paul wanted to go on with the fight, the referee called a stop to the contest with a minute remaining of the first round.

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“This is the craziest moment of my life,” a spirited Paul said after his third boxing victory, “I told y’all I was gonna do it in the first round. I told y’all I’m a real fighter.”

“I don’t know how many times I’ve got to prove myself that this is for real.” (H/T The Sun)

(more to come)

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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