Ben Askren Interested in Picking Up Floyd Mayweather’s Scraps, Wants to Fight Logan Paul After Beating Up Jake Paul

Published 04/09/2021, 12:01 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 02: Ben Askren celebrates his submission victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


MMA elite Ben Askren doesn’t intend to quit boxing after facing Jake Paul on April 17 in a headlining bout. The 36-year-old has appeared confident in claiming the win and has already chalked up the bigger plans for his upcoming boxing ride.

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That said, Askren wouldn’t mind having a scrap with Jake Paul’s brother Logan Paul. While Logan Paul is scheduled to meet Floyd Mayweather in a fight, Askren believes ‘The Maverick’ could require a comeback fight after losing to Mayweather.

So, the ex- UFC star has already offered himself and has previewed Logan Paul to lose his second pro fight, citing a 0-2 run for the YouTuber.

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Speaking on Paul’s Impaulsive Podcast, ‘Funky’ said, “I am gonna fight you (Logan Paul)”

He added, “Well, I mean once you get beat up by Floyd (Mayweather) you need to bounce back match, don’t you?”

In response, Logan Paul laughed it off. He also claimed that he isn’t considering Ben Askren to be his comeback fight. However, it didn’t sit well with the former MMA champion as he cheekily answered, “Yeah, you need someone easier.”

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If Askren is successful against Jake Paul, it will open the doors of super-stardom for him. Moreover, it can further urge several celebrity boxers to enter the ring against ‘Funky’. While several fans believe Askren would represent the MMA community against Jake Paul, there’s a lot on the line for both the contenders.

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Akin to Askren, Mayweather has also hinted at accepting several exhibition fights this year. So, Askren can also land up against the unbeaten boxer, if the trend of celebrity boxing continues to rise.

Meanwhile, the Paul brothers can also share their current rivals and stage two more blockbuster fights ahead. While Floyd Mayweather has teased a fight with Jake Paul earlier, Ben Askren took a step ahead by challenging Logan Paul.

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his welterweight bout against Demian Maia of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Hence celebrity boxing isn’t appearing to fade away anytime soon. Moreover, it can see steady growth with several more stars lacing up the gloves.

Do you see Ben Askren fighting Logan Paul somewhere down the line?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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