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Jake Paul scored a first-round knockout win over Ben Askren in a wild and weird Triller Fight Club event


Jake Paul scored a first-round knockout win over Ben Askren in a wild and weird Triller Fight Club event Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


There seemed to be more musical acts than there were fights, with the Triller commentary booth rhetorically asking if people were still high from Snoop Dogg's secondary smoke earlier in the show.


Though Askren had great combat sports experience, he was not favored to beat Paul as striking was the elite wrestler's worst fighting discipline.


Paul, in contrast, landed nine of 26 with a textbook one-two punch combination, an orthodox jab, and a booming straight, sending Askren crashing to the canvas.


After face-planting the deck, Askren made it to his feet, but after the referee assessed his state, the bout was called off, and Paul advanced his pro boxing career to 3-0-0, 3 KOs.


Paul, meanwhile, adds another knockout win to his pro ledger, having previously finished the former basketball player Nate Robinson and fellow creator AnEsonGib.






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