Who’s Jake Paul combating on April 17, 2021?

Jake Paul is all set to commerce blows with former MMA champion, Ben Askren on April 17, 2021. The previous UFC fighter will face Jake Paul in an 8-round boxing match beneath the Triller Struggle Membership banner. Based on Triller co-founder Ryan Kavanagh, the bout shall be contested with 10-ounce gloves in a 20-by-20 ring.

This shall be Jake Paul’s first bout towards somebody with an precise background in fight sports activities. Ben Askren is a former two-time NCAA wrestling champion, a two-time Dan Hodge Trophy winner, a 2008 Olympian, and a former Bellator and One Championship Welterweight Champion.

Whereas Askren began his profession with an ideal 19-0 document, he’s maybe finest remembered for getting knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in 5 seconds. Askren retired from the game final 12 months after needing hip alternative surgical procedure, which he efficiently underwent in August.

His final outing within the UFC was a submission loss to Damian Maia. Although ‘Funky’ has a whole lot of fight expertise to his credit score, the bout towards Jake Paul will mark his skilled boxing debut.

Jake Paul, alternatively, made his skilled debut final 12 months towards fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib. Paul received the bout within the first spherical through TKO. He adopted that up with a second-round knockout of former NBA participant Nate Robinson in his subsequent outing.

Jake Paul is taking Masvidal’s assist

Jake Paul has reportedly shifted to Miami as South Florida has quite a lot of fighters to supply who may help him put together for Ben Askren. One of many fighters Paul is paying heed to is Jorge Masvidal whose 5-second KO of Ben Askren holds the UFC document for the quickest knockout. Based on Jake Paul, Masvidal is guiding him on the best way to knock Ben Asren out even quicker. Chatting with MMA Junkie, Paul instructed Mike Bohn:

“(Masvidal) mentioned, ‘Look, Ben goes to attempt to cling onto you and wrestle you and clinch you and attempt to put on you out. We had been simply engaged on clinch drills and combating on the within, and he was making an attempt to point out me the best way to knock out Ben quicker than he did. So, we’ll see what occurs. I’d go operating at Ben proper within the first two seconds to attempt to break (Masvidal’s document). However Masvidal is nice. He’s very supporting. He’s all the time been my homie and supported me, and that goes each methods. I’m excited to see if I can knock out Ben quicker than Masvidal.”

Printed 15 Mar 2021, 18:23 IST

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