Colombian reggaeton artist Reykon and professional pugilist Joe Fournier settled their yearslong beef that first started at a Miami nightclub in a boxing ring Saturday night, and it was Fournier who served the role of bouncer.
Fournier scored two knockdowns in the second round that caused Reykon not to answer the bell before the third round even began.
The fight started off at a slow and awkward pace. Fournier fought casually with his hands down while Reykon looked every bit a singer who’s never boxed before.
Fournier (9-0, 9 KOs) barely threw punches while Reykon (0-1) recklessly swung and missed whenever he felt he had a chance to land a shot. The fight started off so slow that the camera panned out to comedian Pete Davidson for the final 30 seconds of the round.
Seconds into the second round however, the pace picked up when Reykon was dropped with a thudding left hook from Fournier.
The self-proclaimed billionaire Fournier followed it up with a calculated attack to the body and then upgraded with a right hand to the head that scrambled the singer’s senses. Reykon, born as Andrés Felipe Robledo Londoño, took a very delayed knee to recover.
Fournier appeared to feel sorry for Reykon and wasn’t going full gusto on his attack, even looking to the referee to stop the fight before he delivered any further punishment.
Fournier ended his four-plus year layoff with a win before the third round began as Reykon never answered the bell.
The fight kicked off Triller Fight Club pay-per-view in “The Peach State” as the undercard of the Jake Paul versus Ben Askren Triller fight at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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