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‘Sorry world’ - Ben Askren and Jake Paul send first tweets reacting to boxing match

Here’s the initial reaction of Jake Paul and Ben Askren on social media.

The much talked about boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren ended with the YouTuber-turned-boxer swiftly stopping the former UFC star in the opening round.

Social media was buzzing, with celebrities and fighters all reacting to the action from the high-profile bout. The pair of fighters has also now issued very brief tweets reacting to the contest via Twitter, which you can see below.

Askren also retweeted a model and influencer in Amanda Cerny, who brought up Askren’s pretty lucrative payday.

Askren made $500,000 for 119 seconds of work, which was a career high purse for him, despite holding multiple MMA belts and having three UFC bouts. Paul on the other hand, had a $690,000 base purse, and will have a cut of the pay-per-view, which seems to have done really well.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir also had a pretty sizable purse for his efforts, despite a decision loss to Steve Cunningham.