Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren: Start date, how to watch online

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Jake Paul after defeating Nate Robinson.


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The final time YouTuber Jake Paul climbed right into a boxing ring he knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in spectacular trend within the 2nd spherical. Now he is trying to do it another time, this time in opposition to a former skilled fighter. A boxer? Not precisely. This time Jake Paul is going through off in opposition to former MMA fighter Ben Askren.

However let’s begin firstly…

Who’s Jake Paul?

Jake Paul is the brother of Logan Paul. Each are YouTuber on-line personalities with sizeable 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 — bizarrely — boxing. Logan Paul boxed fellow YouTuber KSI to a attract a ludicrously excessive profile newbie 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 defeating former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s latest comeback in opposition to 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 accomplice Dillon Danis, however finally he is arrange a boxing match in opposition to 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 only wrestlers in MMA. 

After an extremely profitable newbie wrestling profession Askren grew to become 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 a lot of continual long run accidents. He finally retired because of these accidents.

Who’s the betting favorite?

Oddsmakers have Paul listed as -225 higher favorite with Askren at +175.

This makes excellent sense. Whereas this combat is an unknown amount, Askren was by no means thought-about a very good striker in MMA. His complete sport was arrange round his grinding wrestling and brutal floor and pound strikes. When the combat 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 stated, Askren is a former skilled fighter with a 19-2 report and wins in opposition to world class competitors. Jake Paul is 2-Zero in opposition to much less skilled opposition.

How do I watch?

That one is fairly straight ahead. You should buy the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren PPV occasion on Triller Fight Club for US$49.99.

When does the combat happen?

In keeping with the Triller web page, the principle occasion will begin round 9pm EDT on April 17. That is 6pm PDT.

Viewers within the UK should keep up until 2 a.m. on April 18 to look at the combat. If you happen to’re tuning in from Australia, the combat takes place at 11 a.m. on April 18.

Who else is on the combat card?

The complete combat card is as follows…

  • Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
  • Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach
  • Antonio Tarver vs. Frank Mir
  • Joe Fournier vs. Reykon

Performances and commentary staff

Exterior of boxing, the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren occasion is predicted to characteristic a number of performances by respectable 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 look.

Bizarrely, Pete Davidson has been added to the commentary staff. In the course of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — combat Triller’s final massive PPV occasion — Snoop Dogg’s commentary went a bit of bit viral. Seems like Triller goes for a similar vibe with this PPV.

Celebrities additionally confirmed to attend embrace supermodel Taylor Hill, Mario Lopez and TikTok superstars Dixie and Charli D’Amelio.