He too, very quickly and very definitely, was eliminated less than two minutes after the start of the second round.
“You don’t play boxing,” analyst Sugar Ray Leonard said.
Robinson (0-1) learned this lesson in the most brutal way. He was knocked down in the first round rushing at Paul when Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) hit him just above the ear. Then, in the second round, Paul punched Robinson on the forehead to knock him down again.
– ESPN (@espn) November 29, 2020
Somehow Robinson stood up. It wasn’t for long. Robinson met Paul again and Paul just timed his punch on one of Robinson’s aggressive moves, knocking him out completely.
Paul landed eight punches. Three of them led to knockdowns, including the overhand right that ended the bout.
Paul said he had a fight with a broken nose after falling on his face while meditating and was unable to train until recently. Paul said he was now going to focus on his music but said “I’m ready to be patient” with his boxing career, and he believes he has a future in the sport.
It’s hard to judge the skill level of 23-year-old Paul, as Robinson had no experience. Paul said on the Triller show after the fight that “he was better than I expected”, and credited him for stepping into the ring with him.
Paul then called on a group of people to fight next – including a claim he could knock out UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match.
“Being one of the most hated people in the world, I have to fight this,” Paul said. ” It is not easy. So for me it’s my perfect sport. I have found my way. ” – Michael Rothstein
Why have a California commission if it allows it?
– Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) November 29, 2020
He doesn’t get up this time! My God @jakepaul knocked him out
– Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) November 29, 2020
See. This is why you cannot be relaxed with this sport. It’s boxing. The company injured. No room for games. Thank goodness this guy from Nate looks good. It wasn’t right after that bullet in the head. Horrible. #PaulRobinson @triller
TysonJones PPV #boxe
– Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 29, 2020
Robinson learned a hard lesson from defeat
Nate Robinson is an amazing athlete and has excelled as a basketball player, but it was scary to see him hit the canvas face first to end his fight with Jake Paul.
As laughs poured in from the show and probably many who watched on TV, Robinson was trying to find his bearings. He learned an important lesson: boxing is not like pickup basketball; not everyone can do it.
It was clear that Robinson hadn’t taken enough time to do the boxing game full justice. His just-sped-up Paul style wasn’t enough when paired with nonexistent defense. Robinson learned that you can’t skip steps in boxing. Most of the time, you can’t just beat someone just because you’re the best athlete. Most importantly, anytime someone steps into these ropes they risk their life and need to be prepared for it. Robinson will never forget this moment and I hope it is his last in professional boxing.
– Cameron Wolfe
Jack wins, but doesn’t shine
Badou Jack was dominant against an outclassed Blake McKernan in Tyson-Jones’ only lower card fight with an outstanding boxer.
But you’ll be harder to find a worse one-sided victory than the one Jack (23-3-3, 13 KOs) won on Saturday night. Jack, who fought at the heaviest weight of his professional career, should have demolished someone like McKernan (13-1, 6 KOs). But McKernan not only went the distance, he withstood all of Jack’s punishment and was never even knocked down.
Stop this fight.
– 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 29, 2020
Yes, Jack won each round on all three scoreboards. Of course, the fight should have been stopped by the referee or McKernan’s corner to avoid further punishment. But ultimately, Jack failed to stop someone who has never come close to fighting someone of his caliber.
This is where a closer examination of Jack is needed. He is 37 years old and has scored a victory in his previous five fights on Saturday.
With an opponent like McKernan, Jack was in a dead end. Either you win as expected or you don’t look impressive. For Jack, it was the latter. – Well baby
Ortiz shines in knockout victory
He was consistent throughout the fight, with Ortiz controlling the middle rounds and a possible 2 minute knockout, 50 seconds after the seventh round to win the USNBC lightweight title as a prize.
The end for Segawa (13-3-1) started with an uppercut to the body that knocked him to the ground. Segawa stood up – then Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs) hit him with several headshots which led the referee to stop the fight.
Like the Irvin Gonzalez-Edward Vasquez fight in Game 1, Segawa-Ortiz was an action-packed fight with a steady pace throughout. Segawa survived a strong flurry in the final 30 seconds of the third round by Ortiz, a stretch when Ortiz landed several combinations.
– Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) November 29, 2020
Ortiz threw 426 punches – 153 fewer than Segawa – and landed 121, compared to 129 for Segawa. Segawa landed more force shots (111-92), but Ortiz was much more precise (40% to 31%).
Ortiz appeared to part in the fourth round with a variety of punches – all of which had good timing. He stalked Segawa through the ring, pounding him with constant contact. Segawa bounced back at the start of the fifth with the most energy he’s shown since the middle of Round 2. He dealt with an accidental head butt in the middle of the lap to be more aggressive, but every time he did. , Ortiz countered deftly.
The 29-year-old managed to stay upright with a strong chin, but Ortiz, 24, of Worcester, Mass., Played with Segawa for much of the fight. It looked like Segawa had tired Ortiz in the seventh round, but Ortiz countered and ended the fight for his second straight knockout. – Rothstein
Vasquez overtakes Gonzalez for victory
Forget about the sheer amount of nonsense surrounding the rest of this fight card. What Irvin Gonzalez and Edward Vazquez have done in the ring is boxing at its best. Vazquez won by split decision, 77-75, 75-77, 77-75 in an all-action bout which was one of the best fights of 2020.
In the first round Vazquez was sealed off by a big uppercut, but he managed to stay on his feet. In this exchange, the Fort Worth, Texas native showed off the chin he needed to defeat Gonzalez. Vasquez withstood heavy punches throughout the eight-round bout and turned up the heat in the final three minutes.
Vazquez (9-0, 1 KO) landed some big shots in the eighth round and appeared to hurt Gonzalez (14-3, 11 KOs) in the last minute. Although Vazquez was unable to send his opponent to the canvas or get a save, he did enough to secure victory in one of the most entertaining fights of the year.
The willingness to commit like Vazquez and Gonzalez did on Saturday night is becoming increasingly rare in the sport. Their performance is to be applauded and both fighters have done nothing but help their stock after they came out on the Tyson-Jones chart. – Baby
Young fighters take advantage of the spotlight
The fighters on the Tyson-Jones under-map took full advantage of their opportunity. Vasquez and Ortiz put on some very entertaining performances to open the night’s festivities. And it was the best thing they could have done for themselves and for the sport.
One evening when many causal fans and those looking for nostalgia tune in, they got a good look at some exciting young fighters. Even hardcore fighting fans will have Vasquez and Ortiz on their radars after this performance, which is the best case when agreeing to fight on a celebrity card. And even the losers of the first fights improved their stock. Gonzalez, who lost to Vasquez by split decision, and Segawa, had strong performances and were entertaining, even when lost.
For real boxers on the Tyson-Jones card, winning isn’t as important as giving fans a reason to watch the next time they step in the ring. That’s exactly what the four guys on the under-map did on Saturday night.
Hopefully other fighters can notice what happened. Because boxing could use a lot more. – baby