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Sharks’ Evander Kane Challenges Jake Paul to Boxing Match

Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks watched Jake Paul knock out Nate Robinson on Satuday and now he wants a piece of the YouTube star.

After the sports world was talking about how YouTube star Jake Paul knocked out former NBA guard Nate Robinson on Saturday night — and then called out Conor McGregor, Paul might have to go through another athlete before he gets to the big prize. Assuming McGregor would have any interest in granting Paul’s request, NHL forward Evander Kane would like Paul to pick on someone his own size first.

Kane watched the Paul and Robinson fight and said, “Jeeezzzz. maybe I should take on @jakepaul next.” After few hours later, Kane had decided he was going to make the challenge and had the time and place all set in his mind.

Kane said, “yo @jakepaul I’d wreck ya. Easy to beat up guys with no experience and much smaller. August 31st 2021 Vegas we can see if you really about that action. #YOURMOVE

It certainly would be an interesting fight. I’m not sure what Kane has in terms of actual boxing experience, but he’s a well-known pugilist in the NHL with some serious knockouts that include some of the NHL’s biggest pests and a few of the remaining tough guys in a league that doesn’t have many pure fighters left. At the same time, as much as people make fun of Paul, he’s proven to be pretty savvy in the boxing ring and has actual boxing experience and training. Fighting on ice skates is not the same thing as fighting in a boxing ring.

For all we know, this is just a publicity stunt by Kane and that the NHL wouldn’t want him to do this anyways. It’s not clear if his contract would have anything in it about getting involved in such a spectacle — although we don’t think it would.

Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner told Kane he might want to avoid this one and let real Knights fight it out.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Went to a Draw

On the same night, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. had a fight that went to a draw. Tyson seemed like the clear winner, but was happy enough to entertain the people he said.

The Paul and Robinson fight was part of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. card, with Paul’s eventual win his second in as many career tilts.

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