Paul, 24, entered the match with a professional record of 2-0, previously defeating fellow YouTube personality AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson.
Askren, 36, who announced his MMA retirement
in 2019 citing hip problems, made his boxing debut.
Before turning toward a boxing career, Paul has been widely known on social media as a brash and controversial
YouTube star, where he has more than 20 million subscribers.
In the days leading up to the fight, Paul called the match against Askren the “biggest moment of my life” in a video
posted to YouTube.
The fight, scheduled for eight rounds, was hosted by Triller, a video-making and social-networking app.