Former NFL Player More Impressed With Jake Paul’s Fight Than Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.

Published 01/28/2021, 5:57 AM EST


Marcellus Wiley, the former NFL star, asserted he liked the Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson fight more than the much-anticipated exhibition fight of Tyson vs Jones. Though the latter fight carried immense hype, it ended in a draw. On the other side, Paul vs Robinson fight didn’t last long, as the YouTuber turned boxer floored the NBA star in just the second round.

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Wiley was in a chat with VLAD TV, where he shed some light on Paul vs Robinson fight, and where exactly did Robinson go wrong.

It wasn’t even footwork like boxing sense, it was just like a guy who was quick. It was like how can I get my punches off. There’s so many things you got to think about. Every time you throw a punch, you got to think about what he going to do, how is he going to respond, like you know,” said Wiley.

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Nov 27, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Jake Paul (left) and Nate Robinson (right) weigh in for a cruiserweight boxing bout in Los Angeles. Mandatory Credit: Lynn Millspaugh/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Robinson stepped into the ring for the very first time in his life. He entered the Jake Paul fight as a favorite because of his athleticism and prior experience in sports, but the fight went contrary to anyone’s predictions. Wiley even pointed out the NBA star’s biggest blemish in this fight, his footwork.

Even though this fight was among the inexperienced fighters, Wiley made his stand clear about which fight he enjoyed watching among the two.

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Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson, a highly debatable fight

Not just Marcellus Wiley, but there’s a sea of boxing fans who loved this contest more than the Tyson vs Jones fight. Paul just had one fight experience prior to entering this battle. He figured out the NBA star’s weakness in the early minutes of the fight and waited to land his big hit.

Though short, this fight gained popularity like a top-tier boxing match as both the fighters gave the boxing fans a treat to watch.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Robinson didn’t quite unveil his plans to box once again, but Paul will step inside the ring on April 17 against Ben Askren.

What is your take on Marcellus Wiley’s comments on ‘The Problem Child’s’ second fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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