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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is now dwell!
Very shortly Jake Paul will tackle ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match that guarantees to interrupt the web. The early card has already begun, however the fundamental occasion itself is predicted to begin round 8.30 p.m. PT/11.30 p.m. ET. The Paul brothers, Jake and Logan, have fought a number of instances between them, however this one’s a little bit stranger. Ben Askren fought in MMA and is a former world champion. He was primarily a wrestler with rudimentary boxing, however nonetheless — a step up for Jake Paul?
This is all the things that you must know.
Jake Paul and Ben Askren are combating eight rounds at Cruiserweight. Meaning each fighters cannot weigh something over 200 kilos. Contemplating Askren fought at 170 throughout his MMA run and 174 as a collegiate wrestler, you may anticipate him to be massively below that restrict. Jake Paul weighed in at 189 kilos for his final boxing match.
When does the battle happen?
In response to the Triller web page, the primary occasion will begin round 9 p.m. ET on April 17. That is 6 p.m. PT. The primary occasion will begin round 8.30 pm PT/11.30 ET
Viewers within the UK should keep up until 2 a.m. on April 18 to observe the battle. If you happen to’re tuning in from Australia, the battle takes place at 11 a.m. on April 18.
Who’s Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is the brother of Logan Paul. Each are YouTube on-line personalities with sizable followings throughout virtually each social media platform. They initially gained recognition on now-defunct video platform Vine and Jake Paul starred in Bizaardvark, a present on the Disney Channel.
As of late each Paul brothers have grow to be well-known for boxing, bizarrely. Logan Paul boxed fellow YouTuber KSI to a attract a ludicrously high-profile beginner boxing match in August 2018. Jake Paul fought KSI’s brother Deji Olatunji on the undercard.
After the bout, Jake Paul continued boxing and has fought professionally twice, most just lately knocking out former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s latest comeback towards Roy Jones Jr.
Since that contest, Jake Paul has been going forwards and backwards with a number of MMA fighters, together with Conor McGregor and his coaching companion Dillon Danis, however in the end he is arrange a boxing match towards retired UFC fighter Ben Askren.
Who’s Ben Askren?
Ben Askren might be most well-known for being violently KO’d by UFC celebrity Jorge Masvidal in 5 seconds, however earlier than that he was an undefeated fighter and regarded among the many handiest wrestlers in MMA.
After an extremely profitable beginner wrestling profession Askren turned a world champion in two organisations, Bellator and One FC. He made a UFC run on the finish of his profession, however by then was carrying quite a few continual long run accidents. He in the end retired because of these accidents.
The weigh-ins have taken place and have been fairly stunning.
Regardless of combating at 170 kilos throughout his MMA profession, Ben Askren got here in at 191.5 kilos. Jake Paul weighed 191 kilos flat. You’ll be able to watch the total weigh-ins here.
The brief story is, Ben Askren did not appear to be he was in fine condition, however even at 170 he did not precisely look shredded.
What can we learn into that? In all probability not a lot. Askren most likely wished to return in heavier as a result of Paul is of course the larger fighter of the 2.
How do I watch?
That one is fairly easy. You should purchase the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren PPV occasion on Triller Fight Club for US$49.99.
What if I am exterior the US?
If you happen to’re exterior the US, or in case you have bother accessing a neighborhood model of the battle, you may decide to make use of a VPN to entry the Fite.television/Triller feed listed above by way of a.
Who’s the betting favourite?
Oddsmakers have Paul listed as -225 higher favourite, with Askren at +175.
This makes good sense. Whereas this battle is an unknown amount, Askren was by no means thought of a great striker in MMA. His complete recreation was arrange round his grinding wrestling and brutal floor and pound strikes. When the battle stays standing, Askren tends to look sluggish and restricted. Jake Paul, while inexperienced, has extra skilled boxing expertise than Askren and hasn’t misplaced a boxing match but.
That being mentioned, Askren is a former skilled fighter with a 19-2 file and wins towards world class competitors. Jake Paul is 2-Zero towards much less skilled opposition.
Triller held a Conor McGregor-esque press convention a couple of weeks in the past, permitting Jake Paul and Ben Askren to go at one another.
It ended up in a comical staredown the place Askren form of casually palmed Paul’s face and Paul responded by throwing the weirdest pulled punch I’ve ever seen.
Strong preview for a way this battle goes to play out? Presumably.
Who else is on the battle card?
The complete battle card is as follows…
- Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
- Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkac
- Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir
- Joe Fournier vs. Andres Felipe Robledo Lodono
- Junior Younan vs. Jeyson Minda
- Lorenzo Simpson vs. Francisco Torres
- Quinton Randall vs. William Jackson
Performances and commentary crew
Outdoors of boxing, the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren occasion is predicted to characteristic a number of performances by authentic A-listers.
Justin Bieber, Diplo, The Black Keys, Doja Cat and Main Lazer are all anticipated to carry out. Mt. Westmore, a brand new rap group options — get this — Snoop Dogg, Ice Dice, E-40, and Too $hort are additionally scheduled to seem.
Bizarrely, Pete Davidson has been added to the commentary crew. Through the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — battle Triller’s final massive PPV occasion — Snoop Dogg’s commentary went a little bit bit viral. Seems like Triller goes for a similar vibe with this PPV.
Celebrities additionally confirmed to attend embody supermodel Taylor Hill, Mario Lopez and TikTok superstars Dixie and Charli D’Amelio.