Ben Askren Dares Pete Davidson, Who Was Seen Trashing Triller’s Boxing Event, to Stop by His Locker Room

Published 04/17/2021, 11:04 PM EDT


Triller Fight Club is straying away from a conventional boxing fight night by doing things differently. To begin with, Jake Paul, a boxer who is fighting professionally for the third time in his career, will headline the event. He will be taking on a former Olympian and two promotion welterweight MMA champion, Ben Askren, in an eight-round fight. 

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Understandably, the audience from the event will not be the most ardent fans of the sweet science. Therefore, to cater to a new set of eyeballs on the sport, Triller has added in a host of entertainers to perform before and in between fights. The likes of Justin Bieber, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg will take the stage, whilst many celebrities will be present.

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Ben Askren throws down the gauntlet for Pete Davidson 

Comedian Pete Davidson is one of the many big names covering the event. In a clip shared on social media, Davidson was seen doing what he does best, comedy. 

Davidson says, “Well thank you guys always wanted to do one of those things…. You can tell how professional this event is by them having me here. We are backstage at Jake Paul’s dressing room or locker room, if you want to call it that. Today is a really wild day for boxing because it really shows you how low it’s truly sunk. I think today proves the fact that if you have enough followers, you can truly f***ing do whatever you want.”

The comedian continued, “Maybe PewDiePie will cure cancer, and Charli D’Amelio will become a surgeon…. Tonight we have a bout between Ben Askren who I don’t know who that is still, and I have been reading up on him all week. And uh Jake Paul, and you know they both suck but you know at least somebody is going to get hurt.” 

Askren, around who the card was built, responded to Pete Davidson. He tweeted, “I dare Pete Davidson’s little weasel a** to stop by my locker room for pre fight interview.”

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What did you make of the performances in between the fights so far? Do you like it or would you rather just see the fights? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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