“I Told Y’all I’m a Real Fighter”- Jake Paul Reacts to His Win Over Ben Askren

Published 04/18/2021, 1:20 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


The Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight merely began, and the former ended it in a flash to go 3-0 as a professional boxer. The highly anticipated eight-round matchup didn’t even enter the second round as Jake Paul dropped ‘Funky’ to the canvas. Although ‘Funky’ regained his vertical base, the referee waved off the contest.

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So, Jake Paul has attained all his professional wins via first-round KOs and has a victory over a former MMA champion now. Coming into the fight, he predicted he would stop Askren within three rounds, and he lived up to his promise.

Jake Paul appeared delighted with his performance as he billed himself as a real fighter in the post-fight segment. The 24-year-old Paul has made similar claims in the past, but his win over a former UFC fighter might have just validated it.

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“This is the craziest moment of my life. 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 gotta prove myself that this is for real,” said ‘The Problem Child’ (H/T- MMA Fighting).

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Following some gruesome encounters in the undercard and several musical appearances, the main event had garnered people’s interest on a massive scale.

That said, Ben Askren was apparently representing the MMA community inside the ring. Or at least that’s how many fans had envisioned the fight to be. Nevertheless, it was not even a lopsided show as Jake Paul didn’t have to break a sweat in adding another KO in his resume.

 

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Meanwhile, 36-year-old Ben Askren might fall into the clutch of criticism, as he has suffered three losses back-to-back in professional fights. Before going down to ‘The Problem Child’ he lost to Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia in the UFC.

Jake Paul will now try to aim for the bigger names in the combat world, and Ben Askren might have to search for fresh ways to remain relevant in the fighting talks.

What do you make of Jake Paul’s KO against Ben Askren?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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