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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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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

Former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou accused AJ camp of ‘trickery’ when he suffered devastating knockdowns in the first and second round last March 8, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion said that AJ camp sabotaged him by letting him go early in the arena.

“We both fought at 3am. What I think, something that’s happened is that they get me to the arena very early. Like my pickup time was 10.30pm to go to the arena. And then when we get to the arena, they tell us that we are scheduled around 1.45am. right?” Ngannou blurted.

He believed that he came exhausted, which resulted in his humiliating defeat.

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

The 57-year old legend Mike Tyson (50 wins – 6 loss) vs 27-year old YouTuber Jake Paul (9 wins – 1 loss) must undergo major tests before the fight to materialize at AT&T Stadium in Texas Arlington on July 20, 2024.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) urged Tyson to undergo or pass a brain test Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electrocardiogram (EKG) for the heart.

“A person aged 36 or older applying for a contestant’s license must submit a report of favourable physical testing conducted within the previous 12 months, including but not limited to an EEG and an EKG.” TDLR elaborated.

Meanwhile, the American youtuber explained that he picked Tyson because he wants to change the history of boxing. He already fought Floyd Mayweather Jr but he lost.

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Victor Wembanyama hits Tim Duncan, O’ Neal records

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Victor Wembanyama hits Tim Duncan, O’ Neal records

Victor Wembanyama broke a record of 100 blocks as a rookie last January 8, 2024 in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio vs Cavaliers.

Spurs center and power forward Wemby has played 31 games so far and his 4th block on the said game made him the 6th player in NBA history to reach that mark in their first 35 games.

The NBA records show that Wemby (2023-24) hit Tim Duncan at the 6th place as a rookie with the most games played. Shaq had 28 and Alonzo Mourning 18 in 1992-93.

The other NBA players who also reached that 100 blocks record as rookie are Shawn Bradley (1993-94), Alonzo Mourning (1992-93), Shaquille O’Neal (1992-93) Manute Bol (1985-86), Terry Tyler (1978-79).

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