Former NBA veteran Nate Robinson was full of motivation before entering the boxing ring ahead of his fight against YouTube star Jake Paul.
In a tweet Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time), Robinson had vowed to fight in behalf of his “brothers in the NBA, athletes across the world, and most importantly the children.”
Replying to a tweet to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, the former NBA Slam Dunk champion said he’s going to shock the world.
Indeed, he shocked the sporting world in the most unexpected way.
Paul knocked out Robinson in the second round, highlighted by several knockdowns in the entirety of the fight, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during the undercard in the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. bout.
The sporting world went into complete frenzy, mostly from the NBA and the combat sports community, and reacted with the most savage and hilarious comments possible.
“I see no lies,” Curry replied hours after sending the first good luck tweet to Robinson. Nick Young said Robinson’s loss was in no way a representation of the NBA family.
Donovan Mitchell jested that he would pay to see Ron Artest, who’s known for his bad temper in the NBA, to take on Paul while Evan Turner himself said he wants to fight the YouTube star.
“He ain’t getting up this time! My [G]od @jakepaul murked him,” retired mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC champion Daniel Cormier tweeted.
Paul wanted to follow up his recent victory to greater heights, calling out Irish UFC star Conor McGregor after the match.
“[IT’S] GONNA HAPPEN. YOU WILL ALL SEE,” Paul tweeted, vowing to settle an agreement with Audie Attar, handler of McGregor under Paradigm Sports Management.
The main event between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., meanwhile, ended up in a draw after eight two-minute rounds