Jake Paul beat Ben Askren in the first round of their boxing match but many fans feel like something was off with how the fight ended.
During Saturday night’s Triller fight club event, Paul knocked down Askren about a minute into the fight with a looping right hand. After giving Askren a standing eight count, the referee felt that Askren couldn’t continue and stopped the fight.
JAKE PAUL WITH THE FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT ON BEN ASKREN pic.twitter.com/Jpal6QEjGq
— TmarTn (@TmarTn) April 18, 2021
Fans immediately questioned the refs’ stoppage and felt the fight was rigged for Paul.
— Hey, hey ☺️ (@USAHEYUSA) April 18, 2021
The whole thing was rigged the man got his money and dipped😭 pic.twitter.com/5GYVvS71da
— Yahya (@UtdYahz) April 18, 2021
This Jake Paul fight was the most rigged thing I’ve ever watched . Lmao
— GUAPDAD 4000 (@guapdad4000) April 18, 2021
— ٖ (@N0UCER) April 18, 2021
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
Jake Paul knocks down Ben Askren then Ben immediately gets back up but the ref calls a stop. Rigged.pic.twitter.com/gG5vB9fqxP
— Sports Fan 34 (@8RIPKobe241) April 18, 2021
Ben Askren got slammed on his fucking head and then ate like 30 punches from Robbie Lawler and still didn't get knocked out.
He gets hit with one punch by Jake Paul and gets knocked down. Gets up and tells the ref he's good, but ref called it.
— Matt || rt 📌 || (@adoringshuri) April 18, 2021