KEY POINTS

  • Daniel Cormier believes Jake Paul's fight against Askren was fixed
  • Kendall Gill continues to call out Jake Paul for a potential fight
  • Paul has yet to face an opponent who has a legitimate boxing pedigree

Jake Paul won over former mixed martial artist Ben Askren, something that hardly surprised many.

On cue, it comes to no surprise that other athletes want a piece of the 24-year-old internet sensation-turned-professional boxer. But was the fight authentic or rigged?

Fans gave their take on the fight, some coming up with conspiracy theories.

Concurring with their conclusions is former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier, who was one of the many people who kept tabs with the bout.

“Wait a minute, did Askren get us all? Like this is some magician stuff he wasn’t laughing on his way to the back was he? C'mon Ben,” Cormier said on his social media account.

The true answer to that is up in the air. Regardless, most are more concerned about who can truly give the YouTuber real competition.

That all starts if he does face someone with true boxing skills. Could former NBA player Kendal Gill be that guy?

READ ALSO: Ex-UFC Champ, NBA Legend Challenge Jake Paul After Ben Askren KO Win

At 52-years-old, Gill may not have a high chance of facing Paul. But then again, money could turn things around.

For those who may not know, this is not the first time that the 1999 NBA steals leader has called out the YouTuber. He first aired his wish to face Paul in December, but nothing progressed.

Now roughly four months later, Gill is at it again. The message is practically similar, but it remains to be seen if Paul and his camp would be interested. Check out the tweet below.

Paul is now 3-0 following his win over Askren. Even before the fight happened, most expected the YouTube star to come out on top.

All three of his wins came via knockout, and it will be interesting who he will face next.

Before Askren, most recall how Paul dismantled another former NBA player in Nate Robinson.

The 36-year-old former Slam Dunk champion fell like a rock in the second round of that match which left many worrying about his condition.

Could Gill suffer the same fate if he faces Paul in the ring?

Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib
Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib Getty Images | Michael Reaves
MEET IBT NEWS FROM BELOW CHANNELS

© Copyright IBTimes 2022. All rights reserved.