“I’m a Jake Paul Fan” – Snoop Dogg Impressed by the YouTuber’s “Hustle”

Published 04/17/2021, 8:15 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Internet sensation turned boxer, Jake Paul, is known for attracting negative criticism, as umpteen celebrities and boxers have ridiculed his move towards the ‘sweet science’. However, 24-year-old Paul also has some loyal followers and there are several people who acknowledge and admire his journey from YouTuber to fighter.

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That said, famous rapper and Triller Fight Club co-owner Snoop Dogg has nothing but respect for ‘The Problem Child’. He has hailed Jake Paul’s hustle and prior to the mega-fight with former UFC star Ben Askren, Snoop Dogg opened up with his opinion on the fight.

While Snoop Dogg expressed his favor for Jake Paul, he also expressed his respect for Askren, citing an interesting fight between the two on April 17. The rapper connected with the fans via MMA Junkie to speak out his mind.

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“I love it, I’m a Jake Paul fan. So you know I like his hustle, his come up, I like what he is about. So, and the same time I got a chance to meet Ben (Askren). You know, from talking to him. So, I think it’s going to be a good fight,” said Snoop Dogg.

Although most of the boxing world has backed up Jake Paul to win, several factors might work in favor of Ben Askren. The Triller event might see the undefeated boxer in Jake Paul lose his tag to a non-striker. So, here’s how the fight can possibly look like.

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Paul, 2-0 as a pro, has attained both his wins via sensational knockouts and has more earned more boxing accolades than Askren. But ‘Funky’ has been a professional fighter all his life. He is an Olympic winner and a former MMA champion. Moreover, he went undefeated for almost a decade in MMA.

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren stands in his corner 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)

While he retired from MMA after two scratchy losses, Askren is now lacing the boxing gloves against ‘The Problem Child’. He doesn’t have many striking titles under his name and might struggle to go against the young Jake Paul. However, an experienced pro fighter in him will always have the chance of winning.

The two will collide in an eight-round cruiserweight fight at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Fans at home can catch all the action live on Triller, with the PPV price being set at $49.

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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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