‘I Will Face Him in a Wrestling Match’ – Jake Paul Reveals Plans to Beat Ben Askren at His Own Game

Published 04/15/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


The upcoming boxing clash between Jake Paul and Ben Askren might not be enough to settle the differences between them. Although Askren seems pleased with bagging a massive payday, Paul wants to exceed the rivalry and has desired to fight ‘Funky’ one more time after their boxing clash.

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However, ‘The Problem Child’ wants this collision to take place on the wrestling mat, considering that he was also a wrestler in high school. He connected with MMA Junkie and vowed to knockout Ben Askren, before shedding light on the possible wrestling matchup.

“I told Ben though after this fight is over after I knock him out, I will face him in a wrestling match. Folkstyle, let’s run it because I think that would be just as entertaining,” said Jake Paul.

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He added, “I have a wrestling background as well, which is why I am repping the asic aggressors and why I am going to beat him up in the wrestling shoes to sort of make a point, make fun of him at the same time. Jake Paul vs Ben Askren wrestling match will probably happen.”

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated boxing collision has already seen enough drama with both men turning it dirty against each other. Paul made personal comments on Askren’s wife in the initial build-up of the fight.

In response, ‘Funky’ Askren demeaned ‘The Problem Child’ several times on social media, and this escalated into an altercation at the faceoffs.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren- Fight Details

Jake Paul and Ben Askren will square off against each other in an eight-round cruiserweight main-event fight on April 17 at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The event will be telecast live on Triller on pay-per-view at $49.99.

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The high-voltage event will have three more fights in the under-card, inclusive of a crossover between former UFC star Frank Mir and boxing champion Steve Cunningham. While the YouTube boxer has already claimed that he will face Askren in a wrestling bout, the boxing clash will play an important role in crafting the path.

Do you think Ben Askren vs Jake Paul’s wrestling collision will happen?

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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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