Jake Paul is ready to fight in another boxing match, although this time he will be a much more worthy opponent in Ben Askren.
Paul initially fought KSI’s little brother, Deji Olatunji, as amatuer on the undercard of the first fight between Logan Paul and KSI (which he won after Deji lost the right). He then turned pro, winning by TKO over YouTube personality AnEsonGib. His second professional fight was against former NBA player Nate Robinson, and Paul won with a brutal knockout.
Now he faces Askren, a retired MMA fighter and Olympic fighter. While Askren has an impressive resume, he has never fought in a boxing match before. Askren and Paul have different thoughts on how that will influence this fight.
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“This is boxing versus MMA, and you’re going to see the difference,” Paul said. during the fight press conference. “You’re going to see the difference between an aspiring fighter, a guy who choked on the Olympics, a guy who choked on the UFC, and now a guy who will drown against Jake Paul. End this guy’s career.” .
Askren, on the other hand, says this will be an easy transition.
“When you think about it, boxing is much easier than mixed martial arts. You just have to take both of your hands and punch someone in the face,” Askren told Mma fight.
Although he admits that it is a different sport. But he still feels confident saying, “If I want to hit an amateur boxer, it won’t take me more than three months of training to do it.”
Here’s everything you need to know about Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, including start time, odds, full undercard, and how to watch the event on pay-per-view.
When is the fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren?
- Date: Saturday April 17
- Hour: 9 pm ET | 6 pm PST
Jake Paul and Ben Askren’s fight is scheduled for the Saturday April 17 around 9 pm ET. There are three undercard fights before the main event, so time could be delayed if those fights last longer than expected.
How to watch Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren will be available to stream live on Triller Fight Club.
Triller Fight Club is an entertainment platform from the social media company Triller. All you really need to know is that the fight will be available to stream online (in any browser) or through the FITE app as long as you are connected to the internet. The FITE app is available on your phone, tablet, web browser, and TV. And if the live event is missed, a replay will be available with your PPV purchase.
How much does Jake Paul cost against Ben Askren?
The pay-per-view event Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren costs $ 49.99 in the U.S. The fight can be requested on FITE.TV, Triller.com, and major cable / satellite TV providers.
Announcers of the fight of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren
The English speaking team will feature several different stars. Snoop Dogg will be making a comeback after receiving a lot of praise for his work on Paul’s previous fight. Also included will be Mario Lopez, comedian Pete Davidson, Victoria’s Secret angel Taylor Hill, and TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.
Also included will be Al Bernstein (sportscaster), Mike Coppinger (boxing reporter), Sean Wheelock (MMA commentator) and Roman Flores.
Where is the fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren?
The Jake Paul and Ben Askren fight will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Paul has previously fought in Los Angeles and Miami.
Who is Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is a 24-year-old YouTuber and social media influencer. He first drew attention to the now-defunct video app Vine, where he posted six-second videos alongside his brother, Logan. He also had a prominent role as Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.
However, he mainly gained fame on YouTube, where he currently has 20.3 million subscribers. His videos have amassed more than 6.8 billion views in total. On Instagram, Paul currently has 14.8 million followers. Since then, he has gone from being a YouTube personality to a professional boxer.
Who is Ben Askren?
Askren is a retired MMA fighter who was the former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion before competing in the UFC. He also competed as a wrestler at the 2008 Olympics. After falling short on a medal at the Olympics, Askren turned to various MMA outlets. He ended up in the UFC where he was 19-2 before retiring from the sport. He will make his boxing debut in his fight against Paul.
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren odds
- Jake Paul: -190
- I am Askren: +148
Jake Paul is the betting favorite at -190 with Ben Askren sitting at +148, according to the FanDuel bookmaker. As the odds currently stand, you would need to bet $ 190 on Paul to make a profit of $ 100. A bet of $ 100 on Askren would yield a return of $ 148.
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren’s Full Card
- Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren; Cruiser weights
- Regis Prograis against Ivan Redkach; Junior welterweight
- Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir; Heavy weights
- Joe Fournier vs. Reykon; Light heavy weights
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.