Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight result as YouTube star took on former UFC fighter

Jake Paul needed just a minute to live up to the pre-fight hype and stop Ben Askren.

The YouTube star had promised an early stoppage in memory of his bodyguard 'Shadow' who passed away recently.

And he made good on his vow, sending Askren to the canvas with a one-two which left the former UFC star struggling.

But he beat the count and appeared ready to continue only for the referee to wave off the fight.

Paul extended his unbeaten record to three as a professional while condemning Askren to defeat on his debut.

On the undercard, former world champion Regis Prograis earned a bizarre decision win over Ivan Redkach when the fight was stopped in the sixth round when Redkach went down complaining of an illegal blow.

He was unable to recover and the fight went to the judges who gave the nod to Prograis by scores of 60-54, 60-54 and 59-54.

Former cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham, who last fought in 2017, outpointed former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir over six rounds.

Two of the judges gave the former boxer, who replaced Antonio Tarver at short notice, all six rounds while the other scored the fight 58-56.

Nightclub owner and self-proclaimed billionaire Joe Fournier stopped Colombian reggaeton musician Reykon who failed to climb off his stool for the third round having been dropped twice.

The bout was agreed following an argument over a girl in a Miami night spot and Fournier, who had eight professional wins to his name, ensured he wasn't embarrassed by the debutant.

He said of the finish: "It just kind of came out naturally. I wanted four or five rounds to get my feet back under me honestly. Everyone knows, I’d love Jake Paul next.”

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