Jake Paul stuns Ben Askren with first round knockout as YouTube star defeats former UFC man in ruthless fashion to retain undefeated record – before challenging Conor McGregor once again
- Jake Paul defeated Ben Askren inside one round in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- The YouTube sensation faced the former UFC man as top of the bill in Atlanta
- Paul took just 1minute 20 seconds to put his opponent down to the canvas
- He has won all three of his pro fights and is determined to face Conor McGregor
Jake Paul stunned the boxing world in Atlanta after living up to his own trash talk and knocking out former UFC man Ben Askren.
Paul retained his immaculate record since turning to professional boxing, and now has three wins from three inside the ring.
The YouTuber clashed with Askren multiple times in the lead up to the fight, with face-offs before the meeting becoming physical. Paul had slammed his opponent and publicly stated he was ‘not good enough to fight me.’
It took just over one minute for Jake Paul to knock down former UFC man Ben Askren
Paul went on the offensive from the off and Askren looked unorthodox with his boxing stance
The YouTuber loomed over his opponent after sending him down to the canvas early on
Paul’s early victory sparked huge celebrations inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta
Now, Paul has enhanced his reputation after sending Askren down to the canvas with just one minute and 20 seconds on the clock.
The 24-year-old caught Askren, 36, with a sweet right-hook which sent the veteran fighter down instantly.
Dazed and dizzy, Askren got back to his feet but failed to convince the referee of his health and so the bout was called almost as soon as it began.
Paul appeared overcome with emotion at the confirmation of his victory, letting out a huge roar before dropping to his knees.
The 24-year-old let out a huge roar after the win and appeared overcome with emotion
Paul hugged his team members before insisting he wants to reach the top of the sport
Askren offered his protestations after the stoppage, but the referee stood by his call that he was not fit to continue.
Paul was soon joined in the ring by family and friends, before confirming that he wishes to go as high as possible in the sport.
Paul now has three wins from three, following his previous victories against former YouTuber AnEson Gib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and now Askren.
The American YouTuber once again called out UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who obtained a boxing license of his own after switching codes to fight Floud Mayweather in August 2017.