Nate Robinson showed that he was not in the ring in his boxing debut.
In his first professional fight, the former Knight was destroyed by YouTube sensation Jake Paul on Saturday night before the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Tyson-Jones Jr. fight was considered an unofficial draw.
The 36-year-old Robinson was completely knockout in the second round in less than two minutes by an overhand in the eight-round Cruiserweight Exhibition Fight, but it was not the first time a three-time NBA dunk contest champion was hit in a brief bout. Mat in Eventually Robinson wakes up.
Robinson – who played with the Knicks for four seasons – was knocked out in the first round as Paul (2–0) came into the race, who hit him just above the ear. In the second round, Robinson again entered Paul, only to hit in the forehead and knock down. Surprisingly, the 10-year-old former NBA player resurfaced before Paul immediately terminated him for good.
According to ESPN, 23-year-old Paul landed three of his eight punches, but all of them knocked.
A boxing legend who was analyzing the fight was not impressed with Robinson’s entry into a new sport.
“You don’t play boxing,” analyst Ray Ray Leonard said.
Paul, who said he is focusing on his music career after the fight, is still planning to re-box – and he also called UFC star Conor McGregor.
Paul said, “Being one of the most hated people in the world, I have to fight him.” “It’s not easy. So for me, this is my ideal game. I found my street.”
After the bout, many people took to the fight on Twitter: