Watch when Jake Paul brutally KOd Nate Robinson in last fight ahead of this weekend’s showdown with Ben Askren
Jake Paul brutally knocked Nate Robinson out cold in the second round of a rather bizarre fight in November 2020.
The YouTuber settled his feud with the NBA star on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s comeback exhibition against Roy Jones Jr.
The fight began in farcical fashion as Robinson bum-rushed Paul and then continuously charged at his opponent, swinging wildly but failing to connect with the target.
Paul made him pay for his recklessness towards the end of the round as a right counter floored Robinson.
He made it back to his feet and survived the round, but complained the shot hit him on the back of the head.
As it turned out, the end was nigh regardless.
Paul found another big right hand to send Robinson back to the canvas midway through round two.
A seemingly long count from the referee saw Robinson back to his feet and somehow allowed to continue despite not appearing to have his full wits about him.
The inevitable then happened as Paul landed one final huge right hand to flatten Robinson and secure the KO.
Robinson was knocked cold and needed medical attention, but eventually made it to his stool.
Paul said: “He was better than I expected. He was athletic, super strong, obviously.
“I wanna say a thank you to Nate, he was the one that originally called me out, I respect him and his basketball career has been amazing.
“I’ve been training my ass off for the past year. I’m taking this seriously.
“There’s a long list of opponents that I want, Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m gonna knock them both out.
“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line. I wanna be in this sport for a long time.”
And Paul had some support in the shape of ‘Iron Mike’, who explained that egos aside, people like the young American are good for the sport.
“They help boxing so much; boxing owes these YouTube boxers some kind of respect.
“They should give them some belts because these guys make boxing alive. Boxing was pretty much a dying sport, UFC was kicking our butt.
“Now we got these YouTube boxers, with 25million views. Boxing is going back thanks to the YouTube boxers.”