Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Commentary Team Announced: Snoop Dogg, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, and Others Make the List

Published 03/26/2021, 2:00 AM EDT


Jake Paul will fight Ben Askren on April 17, in an event that will also feature music performances by celebrity artists. Now, Triller has provided a massive update regarding the event that will only add to the star power on show.

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They have announced the commentary team for the event, which consists of several celebrities, including TikTok stars and a supermodel. 

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PRNewswire broke the news to fans. The commentary panel includes SNL star Pete Davidson, famous American TV host Mario Lopez, TikTok sensations Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, and supermodel Taylor Hill. They will join Snoop Dogg to form the celebrity commentary panel.

The rapper was a surprise addition to the last exhibition bout on Triller, and his unconventional commentary was a success in the eyes of most fans. Therefore, Triller has now added other famous personalities to promote the bout even more.

However, like the event has received immense criticism from the traditional boxing fans, this news will also draw criticism from a portion of fans who disagree with the involvement of internet sensations in the sport.

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The Ben Askren and Jake Paul bout will also feature traditional commentators

The move to include several internet sensations and actors on a commentary panel is a bold move in a sport like boxing. Although it will help sell the fight, it could ruin the viewing experience for hardcore boxing fans. Especially when the people behind the desk are not experts in the sport.

As a result, Triller has also included traditional boxing voices like Ray Flores, Al Bernstein, and Mike Coppinger to the commentary team. This will provide a good mix of boxing knowledge with entertainment.

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Given the success of the Tyson vs Jones Jr event, Triller clearly wants to better it, and without the presence of boxing icons, this shows how the platform is going all out in any way it can.

What do you make of this news for the Ben Askren and Jake Paul bout? Do you think it will help the event succeed?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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