Jake Paul brutally knocked out NBA veteran Natan Robinson last night on the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. card. The YouTube star landed a beautiful short hook that put Robinson out cold and sent him face-down to the canvas.
The win makes the 23-year-old YouTuber star 2-0 what became two high profile fights. While Paul hasn’t fought an actual boxer in either one of his fights, he’s comparing himself to one of the greatest boxers of all time in Floyd Mayweather.
“When you put those 10-ounce gloves on me, I’m vicious, I can hit,” Paul said in his post-fight press conference. “I’m a real dog. When these MMA fighters come into the ring, they’re gonna meet ‘The Problem Child.’ They’re gonna meet me. And I’m here to make millions of dollars and sell millions of pay-per-view and I’m gonna be one of the biggest stars. I think I might just be the new Floyd.”
Paul now has his eyes set on UFC superstar Conor McGregor and McGregor’s longtime training partner Dillon Danis.
Following the fight, Danis sent out two tweets poking fun at Paul.
you just fought a retired nba reject be careful what you wish for little guy @jakepaul— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) November 29, 2020
Paul has been very vocal about boxing either McGregor or Danis and he believes he’s a few fights away from setting up a mega-fight with one of those guys.
“I’m putting the work in, and I understand why people don’t want to accept me yet,” Paul said. “But I’ve had two flawless victories, and I’m really dedicated my life to this. I have an $8 million mansion in Calabasas that I haven’t stayed at for six months. I haven’t even been home because I’ve been in Las Vegas training in a little tiny house, two-a-days, pouring my heart and soul into this.
“So if people don’t respect that, then I don’t know what they’re gonna respect. It’s an uphill battle for Jake Paul, it always has been. I’ve fought for everything in my whole entire life. People hate me, people talk sh*t about me, but I’m still here.”
Paul has made it clear that he will step foot inside of the ring again. If McGregor or Danis aren’t his next opponent, he has some other names in mind and he listed them in an Instagram post and one of the names included retired MMA veteran Ben Askren.
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There is no set time table for Paul’s return to the ring. For a full list of results from last night’s Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. pay per view, click here.