Are YouTubers The Savors of Boxing?The sport of Boxing has seen better days, and honestly may never return to full glory since the retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. While the Pound for Pound King of the Sport is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the sport’s biggest draw is arguably, Jake Paul, a Douche Bag YouTube Star. This past weekend, Paul took on former MMA Champion, Ben Askren, in an 8 Round Cruiserweight (200lbs) Fight. It was a fucking circus of an event with more concerts than fights. The most entertaining aspect was listening to Snoop Dogg call the fights while smoking weed.
Worst Case Scenario!!!!When this fight was first announced, I was pissed about the matchup. Not that Jake Paul was headlining another PPV fight, but who he strategically chose as an opponent. Don’t get me wrong, Ben Askren is one of the greatest American Folkstyle/Freestyle wrestlers of all-time and an accomplished Mix Martial Artist, BUT, of all the Big Names in MMA, Askren is hands down the worst striker in the Game. Long story short, he’s the one Big Name in MMA that Jake Paul could beat in a Boxing Match.
While I respect the hustle of Jake and Logan Paul, I cannot stand either one of these messy hair Turd Blossoms. They have made a fortune by building a cult like following through Vine, TikTok, and YouTube videos. Logan has parlayed his success into producing one of the most popular Podcasts out there, while Jake has entered the Rap Game and taken up Professional Boxing. I will spare you the trouble, his Rap Skills are cringe-worthy bad. Trust me, I took one for the team and listened to “Fresh Outta London” and “Park South Freestyle”. It made me want to punch myself!! As for his boxing, he does train with former World Champion, Jean Pascal, but has been largely untested with wins over a fellow Youtuber and former NBA Star, Nate Robinson.THE FIGHT
After an agonizing undercard of mostly concerts, no-name fighters, and a fake Nut-Shot, the Main Event was finally here. As the bell rang, both fighters met at the middle of the ring. The first minute was a feeling out period of jabs and a bit of dirty boxing. One thing was clear, Askren was fat, slow, and out of shape. This proved costly as he couldn’t throw a single punch against the younger fighter. Midway through the 1st, Paul unleashed a Jab-Cross combo that landed a flush on Askren’s face and it was “Good Night, Irene!!” Fight Over. The YouTuber is victorious and the Combat Sports World embarrassed…FUCK!!!
Rumors are, Askren took a Dive, but either way he was paid $500k for his troubles. Meaning a lot of real fighters will be lining up for that pay-day to punch Jake Paul in the face. However, will Paul actually fight a real boxer, let alone a MMA Striker? Doubtful, he’s a pussy, but it would be fun to see him take on a real opponent. Paul has skill & power but has yet to take on a real challenger.
His “Wet Dream” fight is Conor McGregor, but the MMA Superstar has yet to acknowledge the YouTuber, meaning that it won’t happen until Mac’s MMA career is over. Other possible candidates: Tyron Woodley (Former UFC Champ & Askren’s Best Friend) or Dillon Danis (McGregor’s Grappling Training Partner) who’s sparred with Paul on Social Media. Either way, I want someone to put Jake Paul to SLEEP!! The KID is a DOUCHE!!!!!