The highly anticipated fight between Jake Paul vs Ben Askren has just ended. It was billed as a YouTuber vs Olympic Wrestler and MMA fighter, and the boxing match ended with a very quick knockout.
Askren probably landed one lead hook, but was clearly the inferior boxer. After a few shots, Paul landed his favorite right straight that put Askren down hard. Askren made the count, but the referee still called off the contest after seeing he was still visibly hurt.
Watch highlights of the fight below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play of the event.
Ref's view of Jake Paul Knocking out Ben Askren pic.twitter.com/vu2rfYytT8— Alex. (@Dubs4O8) April 18, 2021
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren - Round 1
Paul with the early jab upstairs and downstairs. Right hand by Askren over the top. Another body by jab by Paul. Early tie up by Askren. Left hook by Paul. And another jab. This is not looking good for Ben. Ripping body shots by Paul. Jake just misses with a right hand but lands the next one! DOWN GOES ASKREN! ASKREN IS HURT AND ROCKED! REF WAIVES IT OFF AND IT IS OVER!!!!!
Official result: Jake Paul def. Ben Askren by KO at 1:59 of round 1