KEY POINTS

  • Jake Paul's sensational KO win over Nate Robinson only earned him $600
  • Paul focuses more on gaining ring experience than earning a big payday
  • Floyd Mayweather applauds Robinson for his effort

Internet sensation Jake Paul and former NBA star Nate Robinson put on a good show that was capped with a vicious knockout in the second round by the YouTuber at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

However, it turns out that the clash hardly gave either competitor a big payday. Both Paul and Robinson were guaranteed only a measly $600 for the clash.

Their final take-home pay could increase depending on the success of the pay-per-view sales.

On the part of Paul, the bout was more of a point to prove his passion for boxing. The 23-year-old is earning well from his YouTube efforts but is determined to pursue a career in the sport.

“For me, my whole life has been a fight. Being from Ohio, a small town, and making my way out to Los Angeles, the fame and success and just fighting for it and everything. People never believing in me, people hating me, being one of the most hated in the world I have to fight through that. It’s not easy,” Paul said in a previous post.

Paul is off to a good start, winning his second boxing match via knockout. Back in January, he dropped fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib via stoppage in the first round.

Though most felt Robinson could do better because of his athleticism, it just went to show that the ring offered a way different environment. Paul finished him off in the second round after landing an overhand right that sent the former NBA Slam Dunk champion crashing to the canvas.

Regardless of the embarrassing defeat, Robinson got some words of encouragement from several personalities. That included Floyd Mayweather Jr. who posted on Instagram that he was proud of his courage to step inside the squared-circle and that he would stand behind all his "brothers."

“Nate, I’m proud of you and I will always stand behind all my brothers. I will never kick my brother when he’s down. It’s okay for people to voice their opinions on social media, but no black athletes or black entertainers, especially black NBA players should make a mockery out of you. We are supposed to all stand with each other through the good, bad, and ugly. I’m here to uplift you and let you know we all love you and congratulate you for just making an effort,” the post read.

Jake Paul reacts over his knockout victory against Nate Robinson in the second round during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center Jake Paul reacts over his knockout victory against Nate Robinson in the second round during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center Photo: Getty Images | Joe Scarnici