Last night (Nov. 28) was one like no other. Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. duked it out in the boxing ring years after their retirement and millions of people tuned in to witness history being made.
Although Tyson and Jones Jr.’s fight controversially ended in a draw, which had people voicing their disagreement because many believed Tyson won, there was another moment of the night that had people talking. During their own match, Nate Robinson and Jake Paul sparred. However, this fight ended up with Robinson getting knocked out by the YouTube a number of times.
“Nate was suppose to do this for the culture tho. Where do we go from here?” sports personality Shannon Sharpe tweeted with multiple laughing emojis after he saw the KOs.
TMZ reported, “23-year-old Jake was in control the entire fight Saturday night — knocking Nate down once in the 1st round — and twice in the 2nd. But there was no getting up from knockdown #3 — Paul hit him with a nuclear bomb right on the button.”
“After the fight, Paul praised Nate during a post-fight interview with Jim Gray … ‘He was better than I expected … I wanted to say thank you to Nate,’” TMZ also claimed. “It takes a lot of balls to step in the ring and I don’t want to take anything away from that.”
Now, Robinson is reacting to the night that he wished would’ve ended differently. “Thank you everyone for all of the well wishes, I’m OK. I appreciate @triller for the opportunity as well as everyone that has backed me during the fight,” the former NBA star said on IG.
“To my coaches, trainers, fans, and teammates, I appreciate all of the time and support you guys put in with me…it wasn’t the outcome that we wanted, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to fight on the biggest stage that there has been #holdat.”
See that post below.