THROWBACK: Jake Paul Demolishes AnEsonGib in His Professional Debut

Published 04/15/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, 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)


The infamous boxer, Jake Paul, began taking shots at the elites of the combat world, after successfully claiming two knockout wins in the first two appearances of his career. Both the wins came against non-professional pugilists. But after showcasing extreme in-ring prowess, Jake Paul earned enough appraisals.

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While he continues to remain in the mix, it was his first fight that sowed the seeds to his prolonged presence in boxing. Paul made his debut against AnEsonGib and announced himself with an easy win inside the first three minutes.

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Paul, 2-0 as a pro, will now face Ben Askren in a much-anticipated eight rounds cruiserweight battle on April 17. It will be his first fight against a pro fighter. However, ‘The Problem Child’ has all the accolades to boast himself as the superior boxer, and looking back at his fledgling in-ring career, few may doubt his ability with the gloves.

Jake Paul demolished Ali EsonGib in the first round

Following Logan Paul’s unsuccessful professional debut against KSI, Jake ‘The Problem Child’ Paul staged his own on debut January 30, 2020, against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib. Both men entered the ring confidently, and fans were eager to witness a close collision. However, Paul unleashed a lopsided show and took apart the Brit in the first round.

Gib and Paul began swinging, and the former was commendably ducking Paul’s rangy jabs. As the seconds ticked by, ‘The Problem Child’ caught him with few and scored some valuable knockdowns. Although Gib was still in the fight, Paul had already advanced himself on the scorecard.

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But he didn’t let the judges decide his fate, and didn’t even let the fight enter the second round. Relying on his strong exchanges, Paul pulled off back-to-back shots and connected brilliantly. As Gib couldn’t offer anything from his end, the referee waved off the contest in favor of Jake Paul.

It paved the path for ‘The Problem Child’ to call for the bigger fights and boast himself as a pro boxer. In his next appearance in November, Paul competed in the under-card of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. He shocked the world by beating former NBA player Nate Robinson via first-round KO.

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Do you think ‘The Problem Child’ can continue his undefeated dominance in the sport?

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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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