Ben Askren can’t trace why some pundits maintain accused him of taking a dive in the wake of his knockout loss to Jake Paul at Triller Fight Membership this past Saturday.
‘Funky’ vehemently denies the accusations and says that — as a competitor — the even handed throwing a fight isn’t something that may maybe ever harmful his mind.
“It positively didn’t occur,” Askren suggested ESPN’s Ariel Helwani following his first-spherical KO loss to Paul (h/t BJPenn.com). “I purchased hit. The query I in actual fact maintain for these of us is, what produce I set aside by it? I suggested you guys what I made for this fight.”
“It changed into once a truly nice paycheck,” he persevered. “I’m also no longer destitute and unfortunate. What produce I set aside by that? The answer is nothing. I’d if reality be told lose loads. It’s no longer something that may maybe ever harmful my mind.”
Askren did rating wait on to his toes after being dropped, nonetheless the referee waved the fight off. The broken-down ONE and Bellator welterweight champ is disillusioned with the stoppage nonetheless he understands the referee’s decision.
“I thought I changed into once ready to fight,” Askren said. “I suggested the fellow I changed into once ready to fight. The final factor I’m going to present is blow up at a referee over what I deem is no longer any longer the finest call. That’s ultimate immature, and there’s no efficiency to it. It’s no longer going to resolve the rest. If the rest, it’s going to rating me fined by the payment.”
Regardless of being KO’d in the first spherical Askren restful isn’t equipped on Paul’s boxing talents and thinks the YouTuber desires to test himself against a sound boxer.
“Possibly he’s true. I don’t deem so. I deem I ultimate didn’t defend the overhand proper if reality be told effectively, and maybe he does land that punch sturdy. Then again it’s restful TBD, because of the he’s gonna fight doubtlessly any individual who’s vastly better at boxing than I am. If he beats them, we’ll spy.”