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Fixed fight? Jake Paul starches Ben Askren in first round

Fixed fight? Jake Paul starches Ben Askren in first round

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren wasn’t fixed. It was just a one-sided beatdown.

Paul, an athletic 24-year-old who has dedicated himself to professional boxing for a couple of years now, made easy work of the aging Askren who has never been known for his boxing ability.

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We called the outcome back in January when the fight was announced in our video: “Jake Paul is going to KO Ben Askren…”

Paul showcased his improved boxing ability in two minutes leading up to the knockout punch. He was patient and picked apart Askren from range. After missing with two powerful right hands, Paul finally connected and sent Askren to the mat. Askren returned to his feet but was visibly impacted from the punch, leading to the referee ultimately deciding that he was unable to continue.

It was a fair referee stoppage and as Patrick Auger and Matthew Wells say in this video, it was at the right time to stop Askren from taking any further unnecessary damage.

“It’s been four months. I’ve been in training camp every day,” Paul said on Triller after the fight. “I deserved that s—. This is the craziest moment of my life.

“I told y’all I was going to 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 this is for real.”

What did you think of Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren? Did you think the fight was fixed or that Ben Askren threw the fight?

Auger and Wells provide expert opinion on the matter in an attempt to educate the masses who maybe don’t watch combat sports often.

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This article is way off. “attempt to educate the masses who maybe don’t watch combat sports often.” Hahaha! Yeah because those of us that do know exactly what this is. The fight was indeed fixed as far as they hand fed this laughable “boxer” an accomplished, out of shape WRESTLER in a boxing only match. And the ref called it off to avoid damaged? He was hit with ONE good punch. Masvidal did more damage to Askren after he was unconscious. Dough boy stood up immediately, but all the better. Everyone, including Askren himself, knows he was only there to get paid. Not to win. We all know the fix was in to waive this off at the first chance they get so they can move on to the next money fight. Expert opinions? Bish please. This event was SO boring and I can’t believe any fool would pay money to see this nonsense. Just like Mayweather vs McGregor, all sizzle and no steak.

MMA > Boxing, all day

Boxing > these snoozefest money grab “fights”

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