Jake Paul won another one, however seriously you want to take it, stopping Ben Askren in the first round, though the stoppage was questionable.
Referee Brian Stutts stopped the fight after Askren was dropped on a right hand. Askren did get up and told the referee he was ready, but Stutts stopped the fight there, telling Askren he was too wobbly.
It was a good right hand, did catch Askren clean, but in all honesty the fight probably could have continued. That’s not to say it would have gotten any better for Askren, who was rushing in but not actually throwing punches on his one attempt to, I suppose, create offense, but it probably could have continued.
The 24-year-old Paul is now officially 3-0 (3 KO) in his boxing career, for what it’s worth. He still hasn’t fought an actual boxer, but he may get closer if he does fight Joe Fournier, who won earlier in the night. Fournier is, again, no great boxer, but he has actually trained over the years.
As for tonight, it is over. Paul did about what he said he’d do. At the level he’s fought, he has been much better than the opposition.
Will @jakepaul get Ben Askren out before the second round?#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/FEjkVdA3EJ— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021
.@jakepaul has stopped Ben Askren in the FIRST ROUND!— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021
Did you agree with the stoppage?#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/GqbsSlnuxA
And the fireworks ERUPT!#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/OaOWAwQHEm— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021