Jake Paul Snags First Round Knockout



Jake Paul Snags First Round Knockout
Photos by Esther Lin

Jake Paul (8-1, 5 KOs) showed his star and punching power with a vicious right uppercut which dropped and stopped Andre August (10-2-1, 5 KOs) at the packed Caribe Resort in Orlando, Florida Friday night.

The smack down special came with big bro Logan Paul, the WWE superstar, cheering from the corner, in a scrap which screened on DAZN.

Jake Paul after Dec 15 win

Jake Paul and Logan Paul after Jake’s rubout of Andre August

Also, Franchon “The Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (9-2, 2 KOs) won by unanimous decision over MVP’s Shadasia “The Sweet Terminator” Green (13-1, 11 KOs), becoming the new WBC Super Middleweight World Champion and WBA Interim Champion.

Paul had a ball with Team USA Boxing stars Morelle McCane and Joshua Edwards, dancing to “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” in his walkout.

Among those in attendance: Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswany, Chantelle Cameron, Riddick Bowe, Tyron Woodley Team USA Boxing stars Mo McCane and Joshua Edwards and MVP’s H2O Aston Sylve, who will headline Most Valuable Prospects V in Orlando, Florida on Friday, February 2.

Caribe is happy to report this card accumulated the highest recorded gate for a boxing event in Orlando’s history. Miguel Cotto’s bout vs. Delvin Rodriguez at the Amway Center, which has a capacity of 20,000, in October 2013 was the highest grosser.

Andre August on his back

A release noted “Paul vs. August also broke the record for highest average ticket price, matching the average ticket price of Paul’s latest fight vs. Nate Diaz at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.”

Ahead of Paul vs. August, Franchón Crews-Dezurn (9-2, 2 KOs) grabbed a unanimous decision win (98-92, 97-93×2) over MVP’s Shadasia Green (13-1, 11 KOs) to become the new WBC super middleweight champion and the WBA Interim Champion.

Franchon beat Green in Orlando

Shadasia Green vs Franchon Crews-Dezurn wasn’t a technical master class

In a 10-round super welterweight Cuban battle between Yeonis Tellez (7-0, 6 KOs) and Livan Navarro (15-2, 9 KOs), Tellez went on to claim the WBA Continental Latin Americas title with a left hook that sent Navarro down, 10th round

19-year old heavy hitter and Most Valuable Prospects fan fave Lorenzo “The Giant Killer” Medina (9-0, 8 KOs) beat Joshua Temple (12-3, 10 KOs) in the sixth round, TKO in the energetic 6-round heavyweight fight.

In the preliminary bouts, welterweights Elijah Flores (7-0, 2 KOs) beat Javier Mayoral (6-4-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision (60-54, 59-55, 59-55).

From the release: “The bantamweight fight between Alex “Alley Cat” Gueche (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Clayton Ward (1-1, 1 KO) ended with Gueche’s third round TKO of Ward.

Zachary “The Razorback” Randolph (10-3-1, 3 KOs) took home a majority decision (57-57, 60-54, 58-56) against Michael “Pittsburgh Bull” Manna (7-6, 4 KOs) in a 6-round cruiserweight bout.”

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.