Jake Paul’s Knockout was more than just a win
With Jake Paul’s groundbreaking performance against former UFC fighter Tyrone Woodley in recent memory, it is clear why Jake Paul’s spectacular performance resonated with fight fans. In fact, the Ohio-bred fighter managed to beat out the likes of Tyson Fury, Óscar Valdez, and Gabriel Rosado to claim the title of ESPN Ringside’s best knockout of the year.
A Twitter poll conducted by ESPN Ringside, which was used to determine the best-knockout winner, shows that a majority of fight fans loved Jake Paul’s knockout. In the poll, Jake Paul managed to get first place with 56% of the vote. Tyson Fury’s knockout against Deontay Wilder ranked second with only 36.3% of the vote.
ESPN Ringside Awards Voting 🏆
What is your Knockout of the Year?
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) December 28, 2021
A deserved but controversial win…
Despite Paul’s clear power, some fight fans are up in arms over his controversial ESPN win. Some fight fans are going as far as calling Jake Paul’s win over the established veteran athletes a form of disrespect to the sport:
The disrespect for Valdez on this poll. betting underdog, swerving on the back foot, immaculate head movement and then BAM 💥 pic.twitter.com/9WzocY9PRQ
— GOATweather (@FightingReflex) December 28, 2021
Power Puncher Paul, can he deliver again?
Though it may be unclear who Jake Paul’s next opponent is, one thing is for sure, the former Disney star is a power puncher. Yet despite this performance, some fight fans are still up in the air on whether Jake Paul could deliver a ‘sleeping blow’ to a more serious fighter, such as Jorge Masvidal.