When He Can't Make It To the 3rd Round
On Saturday night, former NBA Player Nate Robison took on Jake Paul in a charity boxing match that didn’t end in the way some expected. After the 2nd round, Robinson just couldn’t make it out. The match was supposed to be six full rounds but Robinson’s body said no.
According to ESPN “Nate Robinson should not have been in a boxing ring. That much was clear Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles on the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. undercard. Making his pro boxing debut against one-fight veteran and YouTube sensation Jake Paul, Robinson had speed. He had aggression. He also, very quickly and very definitively, got knocked out less than two minutes into
the second round.”
It wasn’t long before fans began to joke about the matter on Twitter and Instagram and also Cameron Wolfe wrote “It was clear Robinson hadn't put it in enough time to fully give the boxing game justice. His style of just speed-rushing Paul wasn't enough when paired with a nonexistent defense. Robinson was taught that you can't skip steps in boxing. Most times, you can't simply defeat someone just because you're the better
athlete. Most importantly, every time people step into those ropes, they are risking their life, and they need to be prepared for that. Robinson won't ever forget this moment, and hopefully it is his last one in professional boxing.”
Overall as an athlete, Robinson has some skills and it shows because his fanbase is pretty big.but it is very much clear that just because you’re good at one sport doesn’t mean the next one is meant for you.
The match was for fun and neither fighter was professional boxers, but a longer match was expected. Nobody knew what was going on but for somebody to be TKO’d during the second round before five minutes in is not something we would usually buy Per Per View for, but it is safe to say the good laugh was needed.
What matters most is that each fighter enjoyed themselves and came out to have fun and they did achieve that.
According to the boston globe “Robinson called out Paul in May following the latter’s victorious pro debut, and declared he “wanted to show that I’m a world class athlete. I played college football, played in the NBA for 11 years, and I’m excited for this venture into the sport of boxing.” He tweeted Saturday afternoon that he was “fighting for my
brothers in the NBA, athletes across the world, and most importantly my children.”