YouTube star Jake Paul knocked out former MMA star Ben Askren in the first round on Saturday night’s Triller Fight Club main event in Atlanta, USA.
Jake Paul displayed his power once again as he stepped back, threw a jab which was followed by a powerful straight right hand which caught Askren flush. Ben Askren collapsed in a heap to the canvas and the referee began his ten count.
The former MMA star Askren was able to rise to his feet but he was clearly in bad shape. Although Ben wanted to continue, the referee decided he had seen enough and waved off the fight at the 1:59 mark.
In a hyped boxing bout, ‘The Problem Child’ improved his record to 3-0 as a pro but he’s still yet to fight a recognised professional boxer in the squared circle. With three knockout wins under his belt, Jake Paul will certainly need a step up in competition. Perhaps an actual boxer will be next for the YouTube celebrity.