Jake Paul Feels Embarrassed for “Unprofessional” Ben Askren

Published 04/24/2021, 2:07 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 26: Jake Paul (L) and Ben Askren face off during a news conference for Triller Fight Club’s inaugural 2021 boxing event at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul and Askren will face each other in the main event that will take place on April 17, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


On April 17, Jake Paul terrified his long-time nemesis, Ben Askren, in their proficient boxing bout. This fight already had the attention of the entire world and certainly stayed true to its hype.

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Paul couldn’t defeat Ben Askren in the trash talk game and overall buildup of the fight. However, he responded with his performance and shut the former UFC welterweight in this clash, but it seems the feud between ‘The Problem Child’ and Ben Askren isn’t over yet.

In a conversation with Max Kellerman, the YouTuber turned boxer painted wild verbal hits at his foe again.

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He said, “I mean, I’m embarrassed for him. That was awful. He came in unprepared and I said it in the weigh-ins the day before, ‘you, my friend, are underestimating me’ and it was very, very unprofessional the way he came in.”

 

The April 17 bout was the first time that Paul was facing someone from the actual fight world. Many expected ‘Funky’ to dispatch him easily, but the 24-year-old’s skillsets were too much to handle for Askren.

In the above interview, ‘The Problem Child’ even asserted that he showcased enough power to batter ‘Funky‘ to the pulp. Yet, he feels the fans won’t credit him for the prowess and power he brings into all his fights.

What’s next for Jake Paul?

With a short yet sublime boxing stint, Jake Paul has struck the right chord in terms of connectivity with a vast number of fans.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

He wants to cement his reign in the dynamic boxing world, and for that, Paul will have to line himself up with some cosmic opponents. A matchup between him and KSI is already teased, for now, thus adding on to another celebrity boxing bout.

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KSI defeated ‘The Problem Child’s elder brother, Logan Paul. Hence, this might just fuel the former to take up this cracking boxing encounter.

KSI vs Jake Paul, who do you think wins this fight?

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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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