The trash talk between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson was intense. Each guy vowed to finish the other in the co-main event of Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
The 23-year-old Paul backed up his words, dropping Robinson three times to win by knockout at 1:35 of the second round. DAZN News had the fight scored 10-9 for Paul at the time of the stoppage.
It really wasn't much of a contest as Robinson came out looking to hold Paul instead of trying to actually fight. Paul kept his composure and attempted to set up his shots. The social media star finally got Robinson away from him long enough at the end of the first round, throwing a perfect overhand right that landed right behind Robinson's ear to send the former NBA star to the canvas. Robinson complained the punch was behind the head but the referee disagreed. Robinson made it out of the round but Paul made sure Slam Dunk contest winner didn't survive the second.
Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) continued to show his composure and not let Robinson's sloppiness get him off track. Robinson connected on a left jab but Paul made him pay with another right hand to send Robinson to the canvas once again. To Robinson's credit, he made it back to his feet. That didn't last long. Paul came right back and punctuated the fight when he hit Robinson with one final right hand to send the former three-point shootout champion face-first to the canvas and knocked out lying on the canvas with a bloody nose.