Nate Robinson shouldn’t have been in a boxing ring. That was all clear Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. outlet. He made his boxing debut in professional boxing against the one-fight veteran and YouTube sensation Jake Paul. He had aggression.
He was knocked out of the second round very quickly and very decisively, in less than two minutes.
“He doesn’t play boxing,” analyst Sugar Ray Leonard said.
Robinson (0–1) learned this lesson in the most brutal way. He was knocked down on Paul in the first round when Paul (2-0, 2 KO) hit him over the ear. Then in the second round, Paul hit his forehead on Robinson to knock him down again.
– ESPN (@espn) November 29, 2020
Somehow Robinson got up again. Not for long. Robinson ran into Paul again, and Paul timed his blow to just one of Robinson’s aggressive advances and knocked him out completely.
Paul delivered eight punches. Three of them led to knocks, including an overhand to the right that ended the fight.
Paul said he struggled with a broken nose after falling on his face for meditation and was unable to save until recently. Paul said he will focus on his music now, but “I’m willing to be patient” about his boxing career, and he believes he has a future in the sport.
It’s hard to judge what level of abilities the 23-year-old Paul has because Robinson had no experience. Paul said on the Thiller broadcast after the fight that he was “better than I expected” and admitted to ringing with him.
Paul then called a lot of people for the next fight – including the claim that he could knock out UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing fight.
“Because I’m one of the most hated people in the world, I have to fight through that,” Paul said. “It’s not easy. So it’s my perfect sport for me. I found my track.” – Michael Rothstein
Why is there a California committee if this is allowed ??
– Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) November 29, 2020
He won’t get up this time! God @jakepaul – murmured
– Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) November 29, 2020
See. Therefore, you can’t be casual with this sport. This is boxing. The hurt business. There is no place for games. Thank God this Nate guy is fine. It wasn’t right after the head attack. Horrible. #PaulRobinson @ thriller
#TysonJones #PPV # boxing
– Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 29, 2020
Robinson learned a hard lesson in defeat
Nate Robinson is an amazing athlete and excelled as a basketball player, but it was scary to see her when she first looked at the canvas to finish her fight against Jake Paul.
As laughter flooded the broadcast, and probably many of those watching TV, Robinson tried to regain his position. He learned an important lesson: Boxing is not like pickup basketball; not everyone can do it.
It was clear that Robinson hadn’t put in enough time to fully justify the fairness of the boxing game. His style of fast-paced Paul wasn’t enough when paired with a non-existent defense. Robinson was taught not to skip steps in boxing. Most of the time, you can’t simply beat someone just because you’re the better athlete. Most importantly, every time someone enters those ropes, they risk their lives and need to be prepared for that. Robinson will never forget that moment, and hopefully it’s the last one in professional boxing.
– Cameron Wolfe
Jack wins, but he doesn’t shine
Badou Jack was the only notable boxer to fight overweight Blake McKernan at the Tyson-Jones outlet.
But it will be harder to find a worse one-sided victory than Jack (23-3-3, 13 KO) picked up on Saturday night. Jack, who struggled with the heaviest weight of his professional career, should have broken down someone like McKernan (13-1, 6 KO). But not only did McKernan take the distance, he resisted all of Jack’s punishments and was never beaten.
Stop this fight.
– ? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 29, 2020
Yes, Jack won all three of his scoreboards in each round. Of course, the fight should have been stopped by the referee or McKernan’s corner to avoid further penalties. But in the end, Jack failed to stop someone who had never come close to getting close to fighting a man of caliber.
This requires a closer examination of Jack. He is 37 years old and entered his previous five matches on Saturday was a win.
With an opponent like McKernan, Jack was in a winning position. Either you win dominantly as expected or it doesn’t seem impressive. For Jack, it was the latter. – Ben Baby
Ortiz shines in KO’s victory
Jamaine Ortiz seemed to be playing with Sulaiman Segawa for later rounds. He bounced in and out, danced around his opponent, then got a punch or two before bouncing again.
Consistent throughout the fight, Ortiz led the middle laps and a possible elimination for 2 minutes, 50 seconds until the seventh round to win the USNBC silver lightweight title.
The end of Segawa (13-3-1) began with an upper cut of the body that rammed him to the ground. Segawa got up – then Ortiz (14-0, 8 KO) tossed with multiple headshots, which stopped the referee in the fight.
Like the Irvin Gonzalez-Edward Vasquez opening match, Segawa-Ortiz was an action-packed fight at a strong pace throughout. Segawa survived Ortiz’s strong survival in the final 30 seconds of the third round when Ortiz received several combinations.
– Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) November 29, 2020
Ortiz threw 426 strokes – 153 less than Segawa – and threw 121 while Segawa threw 129. Segawa received more punches (111–92), but Ortiz was much more accurate (40–31%).
Ortiz seemed to separate himself with various punches in the fourth lap – each had a good timing. He took Segawa through the ring and beat him by constant contact. Segawa bounced back early in the fifth with most of the energy he had shown since the middle of Round 2. In the middle of the round, a random head-up coped to be more aggressive, but at any time, Ortiz deftly countered.
The 29-year-old managed to stay up with a strong chin throughout, but 24-year-old Ortiz, from Worcester, Massachusetts, played with Segawa for most of the fight. It seemed as if Segawa was tiring Ortiz in the seventh round, but Ortiz countered and finished the fight for the second straight knockout. – Rothstein
Vasquez overtakes Gonzalez for victory
Forget the huge nonsense surrounding the rest of the battle card. What Irvin Gonzalez and Edward Vazquez did in the ring was the best knowledge of boxing. Vazquez won by a split decision, 77-75, 75-77, 77-75 in an action fight that was one of the best clashes of 2020.
In the first lap, Vazquez was curved by a big top cut, but managed to stay on his feet. In this exchange, the Texas citizen of Fort Worth showed the chin he needed to defeat Gonzalez. Vasquez suffered big blows during the eight-round clash and increased the heat for the last three minutes.
Vazquez (9-0, 1 KO) made big shots in the eighth round and seemed to hurt Gonzalez in the last minute (14-3, 11 KO). Although Vazquez couldn’t send his opponent to the canvas or stop, he did enough to win a win in one of the most fun matches of the year.
In the sport, there is less and less inclination to Vazquez and Gonzalez’s behavior on Saturday nights. They have to applaud for their performance, and both fighters did nothing but help the kit after a trip to the Tyson-Jones outlet. – Midwife
Young warriors take advantage of the spotlight
Tyson-Jones undercard fighters took full advantage of their opportunity. Vasquez and Ortiz gave very entertaining performances to open the night celebrations. And that was the best they could do for themselves and the sport.
One night, as many causal fans and nostalgia seekers tuned in, they took a good look at the young, exciting warriors. Even tough fight fans will have Vasquez and Ortiz on their radar after the performance, which is the best case when they agree to a celebrity card. And even the losers of the early clashes improved their stock. Gonzalez, who lost a split decision against Vasquez, and Segawa, performed well and had fun, even in defeat.
For the actual boxers on the Tyson-Jones card, victory is nowhere near as important as giving fans a reason to watch the next time they enter the ring. That’s exactly what the underwear four guys did on Saturday night.
Hopefully other fighters can notice what happened. Because boxing can use a lot more than that. – Baby