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Jake Paul predicted he would knock former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren out 'within the first two rounds' and boy, he did exactly that.
The 24-year-old American YouTuber, who won his last two professional boxing bouts by way of stoppage, once again dominated early on during Saturday night's Triller Fight Club main event in Atlanta.
And it took just a matter of minutes for Paul to land with a devastating right, ending the contest in the opening round.
Ahead of fight night, Askren branded Jake Paul as "fairly delusional" after having the opinion he was a "high-level boxer" but in reality, the two-time NCAA national champion struggled to get out the blocks himself.
The 36-year-old hadn't fought since his submission defeat to Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night back in 2019.
Perhaps it was that lack of competitive minutes that let him down on the night.
Jake Paul saying goodnight to Ben Askren in Round 1 pic.twitter.com/tjOwGKic3y
- Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) April 18, 2021
Wooooow Front round standing knockout/TKO Jake Paul is 3-0!#TrillerFight pic.twitter.com/jDLUXuJW1y
- SDG Wrestling and Entertainment News (@Shawn_DAGamer) April 18, 2021
SNOOP DOGG TO JAKE PAUL: "YOU A BAD MOTHAF***A" :speaking_head: pic.twitter.com/YHrSSnvBoo
- Overtime (@overtime) April 18, 2021
On Friday night, both men weighed in at 191lbs but the American YouTuber looked far leaner than his opponent on the scales.
Paul soon took aim at his physique during the confrontation before making his prediction.
"I see a guy who's underestimating me, I see a guy who is taking this as a joke and I see a guy who said, 'I have to take a s***' during the face-off." he said.
"This is the last 24 hours we will all have to hear Ben Askren. This one means a lot for me, this one is for Shadow.
"I don't believe he makes it out of two rounds; look at the guy, he has a beer belly so he clearly didn't take training camp seriously.
"We all did the talking and the entertainment s*** but now it's time to let the fists fly."
'Cause I'm about to ruin
The image and the style that ya used to I look funky. But yo I'm makin' money, see So yo world I hope you're ready for me. pic.twitter.com/AdD3tSfFb8
- Funky (@Benaskren) April 16, 2021
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