The fight between Jake Paul and AnEsonGib wasn't pretty and certainly didn't represent high-level boxing in any way. But it was mercifully short and to the point with Paul scoring a quick first round TKO after scoring three knockdowns against his fellow YouTube star.
Gib came out fighting in his trademark awkward stance, legs far apart and ducking low repeatedly despite being the far shorter man in the cruiserweight co-main event in Miami. The stance and style was something he would pay for repeatedly as it led to a complete lack of steady foundation. After Gib landed a single left hand early, drawing a little blood from the nose of Paul, he was clipped with a right hand that caused his glove to touch the canvas for a knockdown. Moments later, Gib was caught with a jab and was held up by the ropes, forcing the ref to rule a second knockdown.
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Both knockdowns were products equally caused by Paul's punches and Gib's stance giving him absolutely no foundation to resist being forced to the ground. A third knockdown came quickly and the ref waived the fight off, giving Paul the victory in his pro debut while Gib fell to 0-1.
After the fight, KSI, who had defeated Jake's brother Logan Paul in a clash of YouTubers last year, entered the ring and the two men began shouting at each other before having to be physically separated. A fitting end to the circus once again coming to the boxing ring.
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via ninth-round TKO (ref stoppage) -- WBO middleweight title
Jake Paul def. AnEsonGib via first-round TKO (ref stoppage)
Joseph Diaz Jr. (c) def. Tevin Farmer via unanimous decision ( 116-112, 115-113, 115-113)-- IBF junior lightweight title
Murodjon Akhmadaliev (c) def. Daniel Roman via split decision (113-115, 115-113, 115-113)-- WBA & IBF junior featherweight titles