After Ben Askren, Should Jake Paul Fight Tfue Next?

Published 04/18/2021, 5:55 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 26: Jake Paul (L) and Ben Askren face off during a news conference for Triller Fight Club’s inaugural 2021 boxing event at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul and Askren will face each other in the main event that will take place on April 17, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The highly anticipated boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren finally took place, and the former emerged victorious with a first-round KO. Considering the experience Ben Askren has as a professional mixed-martial-arts artist, the result was surprising, to say the least.

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Following his win, Jake Paul has certainly gained the attention of MMA and Boxing patrons around the world. The YouTuber did his homework right and is now being considered a professional boxer by many.

Rumors about Jake Paul’s next boxing fight are already floating around. While some want him to face Floyd Mayweather now, others expect him to first face an actual professional boxer.

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Interestingly, the gaming community wants popular Twitch streamer and former Fortnite pro, Tfue, to fight Jake Paul.

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Can Tfue knock out Jake Paul?

Before Ben Askren, Jake Paul had faced his fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, and a professional Basketball player, Nate Robinson, in his professional boxing career. To everyone’s surprise, he won both the fights by knocking out his opponents in the initial rounds.

It is too early to judge Jake Paul as a professional boxer. However, it is evident that consistent hard work and passion for the sport have made him a better fighter. Following a similar approach, even Tfue can grind hard and become a tough boxer.

A fan, on Twitter, claimed that it’s up to Tfue to knock out Jake Paul now.

Over the years of his career as a Twitch streamer and professional gamer, Tfue has also shown a keen interest in fighting. Back in February 2020, Ninja had challenged Tfue to a boxing match.

Tfue had not only accepted the challenge but flaunted his grappling skills and workout in a reply video.

Fans never got to witness a fight between Ninja and Tfue. Regardless, a boxing bout between him and Jake can definitely compensate for it.

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It is worth noting that the ball is in Jake Paul’s court at the moment. He has just defeated a UFC veteran, and can now sit back and decide his next opponent. The YouTuber can either fight a popular celebrity for a big-money fight or a real boxer to solidify his own image as a pro.

On the flip side, Ben Askren has apologized to the fans for not being able to perform up to their expectations. The former ONE welterweight champ could not fulfill the demands of the entire MMA community, but undoubtedly made a fortune for taking the fight.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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