Simply hours from now, Jake Paul takes on ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match that guarantees to break the web. They’re going to fight on Saturday, April 17, beginning round 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.
The Paul brothers have fought a number of instances between them, however this one’s just a little 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 every part you want to know.
When does the fight happen?
In accordance to the Triller web page, the principle occasion will start round 9pm EDT on April 17. That is 6pm PDT.
Viewers within the UK may have to keep up until 2 a.m. on April 18 to watch the fight. When you’re tuning in from Australia, the fight takes place at 11 a.m. on April 18.
Jake Paul and Ben Askren are preventing eight rounds at Cruiserweight. That signifies that each fighters cannot weigh something over 200 kilos. Contemplating Askren fought at 170 throughout his MMA run and 174 as a collegiate wrestler, you possibly can count on him to be massively below that restrict. Jake Paul weighed in at 189 kilos for his las boxing match.
Who’s Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is the brother of Logan Paul. Each are YouTuber on-line personalities with sizeable followings throughout nearly 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 turn out to be well-known for — bizarrely — boxing. Logan Paul boxed fellow YouTuber KSI to a attract a ludicrously excessive profile novice 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 not too long ago knocking out 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 again and forth with a number of MMA fighters, together with Conor McGregor and his coaching associate 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 thought of among the many simplest wrestlers in MMA.
After an extremely profitable novice 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 a variety of continual long run accidents. He finally retired because of these accidents.
The weigh-ins have taken place and had been fairly stunning.
Regardless of preventing at 170 kilos throughout his MMA profession, Ben Askren got here in at 191.5 kilos. Jake Paul weighed 191 kilos flat. You possibly can watch the full weigh-ins right here.
The quick story is, Ben Askren did not appear to be he was in good 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 needed to are available heavier as a result of Paul is of course the larger fighter of the 2.
How do I watch?
That one is fairly straight ahead. You should buy the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren PPV occasion on Triller Fight Membership for US$49.99.
Who’s the betting favorite?
Oddsmakers have Paul listed as -225 higher favorite with Askren at +175.
This makes good sense. Whereas this fight is an unknown amount, Askren was by no means thought of a very good striker in MMA. His entire recreation was arrange round his grinding wrestling and brutal floor and pound strikes. When the fight 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 report and wins in opposition to world class competitors. Jake Paul is 2-Zero in opposition to much less skilled opposition.
Triller held a Conor McGregor-esque press convention just a few weeks in the past, permitting Jake Paul and Ben Askren to go at one another.
It ended up in a comical staredown the place Ben Askren form of casually palmed Paul’s face and Paul responded by throwing the weirdest pulled punch I’ve ever seen.
Stable preview for a way this fight goes to play out? Probably.
Who else is on the fight card?
The full fight 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 anticipated to function a number of performances by reliable 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. Throughout the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — fight Triller’s final large PPV occasion — Snoop Dogg’s commentary went just a little bit viral. Feels 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.