YouTuber Jake Paul crushes Ben Askren in toughest test to date - in pictures

American sticks to his promise with opening-round stoppage

YouTube celebrity Jake Paul breezed through his toughest boxing test to date by defeating former Bellator and One champion Ben Askren in less than two minutes on Sunday morning.

Paul, who had predicted a first-round knockout of the former UFC contender, floored Askren with a huge right hand during the Triller Fight Club headliner in Atlanta, Georgia. The fight at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, watched on by a slew of celebrities including rapper Snoop Dogg, was stopped officially at 1:59 into the opening round, despite Askren’s protests.

Paul, whose fight career climbs to 3-0, said afterwards: “This is the craziest moment of my life. I told y’all I was going to do it in the first round. I told y’all I’m a real fighter. I don’t know how many times I got to prove myself that this is for real.”