“I Was Thoroughly Entertained”- Logan Paul Reacts to Jake Paul’s Banter With Ben Askren

Published 04/04/2021, 9:30 PM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren reacts to his submission loss to Demian Maia of Brazil in their welterweight bout 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)


Jake Paul and Ben Askren appeared to have had a heated moment in their latest face-off where ‘Funky’ planted his palm over ‘The Problem Child’s face, and Paul responded with a bleak body shot.

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However, Logan’s paul brother Jake Paul found it funny and has seemed entertained by the act. While Logan Paul still doesn’t have an official fight date for his possible clash with Floyd Mayweather, he might have a lot of time to react to his brother’s ongoing fight build-up against former UFC star Askren.

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“Jake’s got an uphill battle anytime, like anything he does is public like this in the press conference. Like I know Jake and I thought some of the stuff he was saying was funny and I was thoroughly entertained,” said Logan Paul.

Despite going up against a pro fighter for the first time in his career, Jake Paul can enjoy some significant advantages. His nearing rival Ben Askren is an elite wrestler and a martial artist, with not many striking accolades under his name.

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Meanwhile, Jake Paul has produced 2 knockouts in his career, but both against amateur boxers. Although Askren can be a much tougher opponent to face, ‘The Problem Child can still use his striking and try to make himself 3-0 as a pro.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren- How did the matchup come up?

A few months ago, Jake Paul was busy calling out UFC fighters, especially Conor McGregor. He flooded social media with verbal shots at several MMA elites, but most of the fighters chose not to prioritize the challenge.

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That’s when Ben Askren stepped up and offered himself inside the boxing ring against Jake Paul. The fight will happen on April 17th at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, USA.

The entire fight card will be available on Triller with several more alluring matchups to accompany the Askren vs Paul banger.

Do you think Jake Paul will beat Ben Askren in the collision?

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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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