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Dana White: Jake Paul is saving boxing

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By Ponciano Melo – – Dana White: Jake Paul is saving boxing

Label it pure entertainment, shame on the sport, or whatever, but YouTube sensation Jake Paul is doing perfectly to save boxing.

The sport has been on the decline, and it hit its lowest when the pandemic hit.

And Dana White has responded to Jake Paul\’s knockout success against previous UFC star Ben Askren by crediting the YouTuber for sucking individuals into his item in the boxing ring.

YouTube star Paul won his third expert boxing battle definitively on Saturday night in Atlanta, incredibly taking out Askren with a staggering right-hand.

It was Askren\’s first appearance as a fighter. Having recently said he\’d bet $1m for Askren winning, UFC supremo White credited Paul for exploiting boxing as a terrible spot right now.

\’This is the right guy with the right shtick at the right time,\’ he told Yahoo Sports, as reported by BJPENN. 

\’This guy is playing this thing perfectly. And boxing is in such a bad place; they\’re doing an excellent job at sucking in people to buy into this thing. And good for him.\’

Paul comically tweeted after the fight: \’What should I buy with Dana White\’s $1m? I\’m thinking of a Porsche 918 Spyder,\’ alongside a picture of the car.

The YouTuber likewise uncovered on Monday that he disregarded his mentor\’s recommendation during those initial couple of moments of the battle against Askren.

The 24-year-old, presently 3-0 in his expert profession in the ring, got his victory over previous UFC warrior Askren only one moment and 59 seconds into the first round.

Paul sorted out an imposing cluster of strikes to send his rival colliding with the material – and uncovered that he had dismissed the yells from his corner after detecting Askren\’s shortcoming.

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Warriors extend home win to eight after denying the Jazz

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Warriors extend home win to eight after denying the Jazz

Six Warriors players scored in double-digits as Golden State remained winning at home, this time defeating the Utah Jazz, 129-118.

Stephen Curry led all scorers with 33 points behind six triples while Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins each tallied 20 markers.

Warriors caught fire beyond the arc once again with 20 three-pointers made compared to only 11 of the Jazz.

The win was also the eighth straight home dubs for Golden State for a overall record of 10-10.

Meanwhile, Lauri Markkanen continued to be the go-to guy for Utah with 24 points while Kelly Olynyk and Jordan Clarkson added 21 each in a losing effort.

Despite the loss, Jazz still have the better record of 12-9, as the dubbed “rebuilding team” is having a great start of the season.

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DAVIS VS. GARCIA IS FINALLY HAPPENING

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After two years of social media teasing, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia appears to be
a reality.
Garcia made the announcement on Thursday that he and Davis would square off in Las
Vegas in 2023. When Davis enters the ring on January 7 to face a yet-to-be-determined
opponent, he will declare the fight “done deal.”
“I’m so pumped this fight is finally in place I want it more than anything right now,”
Garcia wrote. “I’ve put in the work, I’m at the prime of my career, and I know I’m going to
be the biggest boxer in the world. That legacy starts today.”
Davis and Garcia were praised by Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza for
their perseverance in making the bout materialize despite obstacles.
Davis is looked after by Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions,
and Showtime broadcasts his fights.
Garcia is being managed by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, and DAZN is
airing his fights.
The two teams have been at odds for a while, but they have finally come to an
understanding and put their differences aside to engage in combat.
According to reports, they will cooperate to stage the fight.
Both are stars in boxing at the moment and with the hype around each of them, the fight
is expected to be a blockbuster one.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are finally winning consecutive games after the purple and gold deny the Detroit Pistons at home.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are finally winning consecutive games after the purple and gold deny the Detroit Pistons at home

Anthony Davis is slowly becoming his usual self with 38 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as they continue to miss the services of LeBron James.

Russell Westbrook played a decent game with 10 points and 12 assists off the bench.

They are now at a 4-10 win-loss record, still far from what they expected.

Meanwhile, Alec Burks was the bright spot for Detroit scoring 23 points off the bench. Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 but still not enough.

The Lakers capitalized on points off turnovers at 22-9, as well as the pain buckets, 66-50.

Next up for Los Angeles is San Antonio tomorrow.

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