At the weekend, Demetrius Andrade successfully defended his WBO middleweight title against Liam Williams, and YouTube star Jake Paul scored a first-round TKO of former UFC fighter Ben Askren.
Demetrius Andrade is turning his attention to unification fights after his recent win over Liam Williams, which considering the nature of the fight was well deserved. Andrade was able to nullify the Welsh challenger with ease, knocking him down in the second round en route to a wide unanimous decision.
Williams, who proved to be as tough as boots in his first World title fight, was applying pressure to the champion throughout their contest, but Andrade’s ring generalship allowed him to secure more than enough rounds for a win.
It has to be a unification fight next for Andrade, he showed laziness by not fighting for the full three minute rounds, but this could also be due to weight making. It appears that a move up to the 168lbs is inevitable for the near future of Andrade. However, if the WBO champion can make the middleweight limit once more, a showdown with Gennadiy Golovkin makes perfect sense. For Williams, I’d love to see him in with Chris Eubank Jr.
Jake Paul continued his KO streak on Saturday night, when he faced Ben Askren. The former UFC fighter was supposed to be the 24-year-old’s biggest test, yet Paul succeeded with relative ease. A short right hand put Askren on his bottom, only to arise on shaky legs. The referee seeing this, halted the contest to award Jake Paul a first-round TKO victory.
Ben Askren shouldn’t set foot in any fighting capacity again after showing no care whatsoever. Some might say that his lack of discipline was more hurtful to the sport than Jake Paul’s current boxing adventure. The YouTube star despite criticism, has been training and sparring with professional boxers for the best part of a year now.
Paul needs a big name to bring the revenue he requires to fight, rather than the fighters with little promotion but experience who have been suggested for Paul. Tommy Fury is an ideal choice for The Problem Child’s next opponent; the two share a similar path in facing opponents without a winning record, and would be each other’s biggest test to date.
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