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Paul vs. Askren results: Jake Paul starches Ben Askren in under two minutes

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The biggest mystery about Jake Paul heading into his fight with Ben Askren on Saturday night was whether he could defeat a combat sports fighter.

In a card filled with more musical performances than matches — thanks to Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube — Paul ended the unusual fight card in devastating fashion by knocking out Askren at the 1:59 mark of the first round, live from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

 
 

"This is the craziest moment of my life," Paul said in his post-fight interview. "I told y'all I was gonna do it in the first round. I told y'all I'm a real fighter. I don't know how many times I gotta prove myself that this is for real."

After being led out by a robot to the ring, Paul got straight down to business. The 24-year-old pumped the jab and worked the body to let Askren know that he wouldn't go right for the jugular. Askren landed a right hand to remind Paul that he wasn't going to just lay down for him.

Paul started getting into a rhythm when he connected on a crisp left followed by a right hand. The social media star snapped a jab and then blistered Askren with a right hand that sent the retired MMA fighter face-first to the canvas.

Askren took the mandatory eight count and made it back to his feet. Paul rushed in, but the referee sent him back to the corner. That gave Askren a few more seconds to gather himself so he could continue.

However, the referee waved the fight off to Askren's chagrin, and Paul jumped up on the turnbuckle with an explosion of fireworks. Askren left the ring immediately, upset with the early stoppage.

Paul is now 3-0 with three knockouts. But did Paul quiet the critics?

To be taken seriously, Paul’s going to need to face a legitimate fighter and not someone who isn't a competent striker. You can see he has some skills, and the dedication is there, but the jury will be out on Paul until he does that. 

Here is what happened at Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren. 

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Is it fight time yet?

As much as people love Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube but it's time cut the chord and bring on the fights. We are 90 minutes into the event and have only seen one fight that had six minutes of boxing.
 

More music

After showing Jake Paul having a conversation with Pete Davidson, we get another musical performance as Mt. Westmore has hit the stage. 

Who is Mt. Westmore? Can we get more fights instead of people not many people have heard of?
 

Here comes more music

Female music artist Saweetie is on the stage. From the way things are going, it appears there will be performances after each fight. 

 
 

Joe Fournier stops Reykon

Fournier def. Reykon via TKO at 3:00 of the second round. In the second round, Fournier sat down real well and drops Reykon with a left hook. Fournier played around with Reykon by going to body but not with full force. Fournier dug down and hit a right hand to the body. It took a moment but the musical artist went down to the canvas. Reykon got up but instead of stopping the fight, for some reason the referee decided to let the beating continue even though the result was already known.

Reykon survived the round. Once the round came to an end, the referee wouldn't let him continue on.

After the fight, Fournier called out Jake Paul. 
 

The main card begins

The Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren main card begins with Joe Fournier taking on Reykon in light heavyweight action. The fight came about due to Fournier hitting on the music stars girlfriend at a Miami nightclub. Yes, you can't make that up. 

Reykon will be making his boxing debut.  

Meanwhile, Fournier, who is also a billionaire, is 8-0 with one no-contest. All eight of Fournier's wins have come via knockout but hasn't competed since December 2016.

Don't expect it to last long.

 

 

Fights please

The Black Keys are now into their fourth song. While I'm a fan of the group, let's get to the fights. Two songs are fair enough. This is becoming too much.
 

Musical act starts things off

Before the main card begins, the music group, The Black Keys are performing 
 

Welcome

Welcome to DAZN News' live coverage of tonight's card featuring social media star Jake Paul taking on former UFC star and Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren. It should be a memorable evening so grab the refreshments, and enjoy the fights.

 

 

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