Ben Askren Threatens to Take Down Jake Paul in a Hilarious Video

Published 02/19/2021, 12:13 AM EST


The social media spat between Jake Paul and Ben Askren has caught fire as their fight inches closer with time. The rivals will contend with each other on April 17 in an 8-round fight. Ahead of the fight, ‘Funky’ and ‘Problem Child’ both have targeted each other several times through their social handles.

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Recently, ‘Funky’ took a hilarious dig at Paul by sharing a video on his social handle. In this clip, Askren edited his face and the ‘Problem Child’s’ face with two pugilists set to box each other. As the fight began, one of them abruptly took the opponent to the canvas and their corners jumped in to separate them from the tussle.

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Askren cited himself as the grappler who took the YouTuber down. Even in the standup game, he battered Paul with his slick combinations and powerful right hand. He left Paul bloodied and then finally knocked him out to win the fight. This video garnered millions of likes and comments, leaving the fans in splits.

Until now, this was the most chucklesome response from the former UFC fighter to his foe, Jake Paul.

Though Paul is one of the cockiest boxers at present, Askren is doing all he can to get on the latter’s nerves. Both of them have mocked each other countless times and will finally their beef on April 17.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren, one of the highly entertaining fights of 2021?

Ever since this fight got announced, it has stirred the combat sports fraternity. Paul, with just 2 fights on his resume, has accrued massive attention and fame. In no time, he turned out to be the most debatable boxers of the current era.

After his last win against NBA star Nate Robinson, Paul shook everyone by calling out some big-wigs of MMA, including ‘Funky’.

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On the flip side, Askren who retired from MMA will make his first-ever appearance inside the professional boxing ring against Paul. Throughout his career span, Askren has remained a prime grappler more than a striker. Hence, it will be interesting to see his approach against the 24-year-old.

Furthermore, Paul has confronted non-fighters before and Askren will be his first stout opponent from a form of combat sports.

This fight has all the audacities to go down as the most-watched exhibition fights of 2021.

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Can Askren ensure his video becomes reality? Or will Paul turn the tables on him.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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