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Jake Paul knocks out Andre August in first round: Full fight video highlights and results

Jake Paul didn’t need a full round against “professional boxer” Andre August.

Jake Paul v Andre August
Jake Paul didn’t need a full round against Andre August
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Jake Paul’s lowest-key fight to date was over inside of a single round, as the social media star knocked out “professional boxer” Andre August in the first round tonight in Orlando.

The end came on a right uppercut with an official time of 2:32.

Paul (8-1, 5 KO) was basically in a tune-up fight with the completely unknown August (10-2-1, 5 KO), who had just one fight in the last four years and had never fought over a small club level as a professional, with his 12 prior bouts spread out over a decade.

It was clear quickly that August, 35, really had nothing to offer Paul, and the fight played out that way.

“I said first round knockout all week. I manifested this. This is the power of manifestation,” Paul said. “I said I needed to bring back the old ‘Problem Child.’ I’ve been too nice with these people, letting them go into the later rounds. I set up my shot and he went night-night.”

Paul added: “I don’t know what I proved tonight. I’m just gonna do me. This is part of the process, the next step to world champion. Clearly, these guys can’t hang with me. He’s been doing this his whole entire life. What’s next? It’s gonna be even bigger.”

In the night’s chief support, Franchon Crews-Dezurn won the vacant WBC super middleweight title, as well as the vacant WBA interim title, with a clear win over Shadasia Green.

Scores were 97-93, 97-93, and 98-92. Bad Left Hook unofficially scored it 96-94 for Crews-Dezurn.

Crews-Dezurn (9-2, 2 KO) as always didn’t do anything pretty in the ring, but her craftiness was just way too much, and frankly exposed the very limited depth in the game of Green (13-1, 11 KO), who looked lost for much of the fight. Crews-Dezurn threw a lot more punches, which isn’t always everything, but she also effectively smothered Green and just left Shadasia — who was a foolishly heavy betting favorite — looking clueless for much of the first half of the fight especially. She could never find a rhythm and her vaunted power was never remotely a factor.

Also on the undercard, rising junior middleweight standout Yoenis Tellez scored a vicious knockout in the 10th and final round, crushing fellow Cuban Livan Navarro with a one-shot left hook.

Navarro (15-2, 9 KO) should be given some respect for hanging around and being game in this fight, and he was the first opponent to take Tellez past six rounds, too. The 23-year-old Tellez (7-0, 6 KO) really looks like a real deal contender on the way up, and has that “new” Cuban style that we’ve seen from guys like David Morrell Jr, too, where he’s more focused on offense and doing damage than on being some mechanically excellent technician.

In the night’s opener, 19-year-old heavyweight Lorenzo “The Giant Killer” Medina improved to 9-0 (8 KO) with a sixth round stoppage of St. Louis club fighter Joshua Temple, who fell to 12-3 (10 KO).

It was a sloppy fight, with knockdowns that probably shouldn’t have been called knockdowns on both sides. It was competitive, then Medina did a little “heel” act after the fight which will probably rocket him to stardom, what with all the people watching this fight.

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