Stephen A. reacts to Ben Askren getting KO'd by Jake Paul | First Take

Stephen A. reacts to Ben Askren getting KO'd by Jake Paul | First Take

Stephen A. reacts to Ben Askren getting KO’d by Jake Paul | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss Ben Askren getting knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul.
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0:00 Molly Qerim Rose reads Stephen A. Smith’s tweet about the boxing match.
0:22 Stephen A. explains why he isn’t impressed with Jake Paul’s knockout.
3:34 Max Kellerman’s reaction to the Paul-Askren match.

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  1. 0:00​ Molly Qerim Rose reads Stephen A. Smith's tweet about the boxing match.

    0:22​ Stephen A. explains why he isn't impressed with Jake Paul's knockout.

    3:34​ Max Kellerman's reaction to the Paul-Askren match.

  2. Paul actually has power and has only been boxing for 3 years. These MMA guys have been fighting for over a decade and boxing is part of their craft. So, Paul moving up the MMA chain to the next level like Diaz and then maybe a McGregor (who started out as a boxer) makes total sense. Boxing against boxers w/ 20 years exp. makes no sense. How well can the MMA pros deal w/ a boxer w/ only 3 years of experience makes for intriguing matchups.

  3. Fat slob?! These guys when they speak on MMA fighters is painful. Ben Askren came off a hip surgery and was fighting 20lbs heavier than his fight weight… was he supposed to be shredded?! Did you see what Ben Askren looked like at the height of his career at 170lbs? Stephen please, sit down…. at a PC… do some research

  4. Nobody in the mma or ufc community knows that guy … fight Connor or Mayweather .. stop making us believe a spoiled rich youtuber can transition to a legit fighting career .

  5. You come up in the fight game..his origin story is just a little different. I need to see him Box a n actual ranked pro any ranked pro

  6. For years the public has favored commentators with a background in the sport beng covered. Hiring Stephen A to do MMA stories is going back to the days of Howard Cosell, a lawyer who called the heavy weight championship fights but never completed is a sport that I ever heard. May as well hire Johnny Weir do the job. Actually, Johnny might add more comedic value than Stephen.

  7. The fact SAS said "Like a fighter from the 1940s?" as if state that it is inferior is just ignorant and derogatory. Jake LaMatta, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis were beasts and technical giants. Sugar Ray Robinson is still considered to be one of the greatest boxers all time.

  8. not impressed with a youtube guy knocking out a professional fighter? rethink it. why do all the martial arts dudes want to fight him with mma rules? it's laughable. these are professionals who've been striking a lot longer than jake paul and with world class competition. everyone's jealous of the dude, even danish white. that's why he keeps mumbling about fighting boxers instead of mma guys. not a big jake paul, but gotta give the man him dues.

  9. imo, ben askren was only doing that for the money in the first place…he actually knew that he would never win and was just trying to sell the fight by talking trash…most guys especially fighters would never mind simply getting knocked out to get millions…

  10. Jake Paul thinks hes popular because he has a million 12 year olds subbed to him, and everyone wants to see him get knocked out? Dude might be making money, but at what cost? He is humiliating himself infront of the whole world.

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