It’s fight night…sort of! Jake Paul is heading into the ring in Atlanta, Georgia with the hopes of extending his two-fight winning streak. This time around, Paul is taking on mixed martial artist Ben Askren. While Askren does not come into the ring with a ton of boxing experience, he does come with strength and the ability to take a punch. Before Askren and Paul take the ring in the main event, billionaire Joe Fournier, former champion Steve Cunningham, contender Regis Prograis and a few other warriors will step into the squared circle of truth.
Joe Fournier Def. Reykon (Second Round, KO)
The first fight of the night featured investor Joe Fournier and DJ Reykon. Fournier entered the ring with eight pro boxing matches, all ending in knockouts. Meanwhile, Reykon stepped in to the ring with less than two months of boxing experience. While Reykon showed a ton of heart, he was outclassed by the more experienced Fournier. Fournier knocked Reykon down twice in the second round and the accomplished DJ decided not to come out for the third round. This win sets Fournier up for a potential bout with Jake Paul later this year or next year.
Steve Cunningham Def. Frank Mir (Unanimous Decision)
After taking time to train with the likes of Marco Huck and other boxing veterans, former UFC Champion Frank Mir stepped into the ring with former cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham. Although Cunningham dominated the fight, Mir showed a ton of heart and powered through to the final bell.
Regis Prograis Def. Ivan Redkach (Decision)
With one fight left until the main event, things got a bit unpredictable. For the first three rounds, Prograis and Redkach were a bit timid and used the time to feel each other out. Down the stretch, Prograis turned up the heat and began to break away. Then, things come to a scratching halt when Prograis landed a shot to the body. Initially, it looked like a clean shot. Then, Redkach began to complain that he had been hit with a low blow. However, video replay showed that it was a clean shot. Prograis ended up with a technical decision win and Redkach was carried out in a stretcher.