Former NBA star Nate Robinson was knocked out cold by Youtuber Jake Paul in a messy bout in the lead up to the Tyson vs Jones jr fight.
Robinson, a three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion, lay motionless on the canvas after being dropped in the second round as he was ruthlessly found out in the squared circle.
Paul landed eight punches. Three of them led to knockdowns.
Paul drops Robinson
Robinson was also floored twice in the first round when he was hit above the ear and then on the forehead and never looked comfortable as he rushed Paul on numerous occasions without much of a plan.
Robinson was still in the ring ten minutes after being knocked out and was unable to get back to his feet for the official decision.
It was an ugly bout, yet Paul managed to come out on top and looked to have the basics nailed down.
Tyson vs Jones jr ends in a draw
Iconic trainer Teddy Atlas slammed the proceedings labeling the result “awful” and questioned why Robinson was allowed to step into the ring against Paul.
The Youtuber was sniffing another payday in the ring during his post-fight interview:
“There’s a long list of opponents I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.
“Being one of the most hated people in the world, I have to fight through that,” Paul added. “It’s not easy. So for me, this is my perfect sport. I found my lane.”